Doringbaai Lighthouse in Doringbaai, Wes-Kaap
Doringbaai is an almost forgotten little West Coast fishing village with a lonely lighthouse and not too much else. The lighthouse is still the prominent feature of the town and your first sighting of Doringbaai at sunset will most likely take your breath away. The last daylight shimmering off the old crayfish factory, mist rolling in off the ocean and a twinkling lighthouse in the distance offers the viewer one of the most romantic sunsets around.
|Candlepower||615 000 C.D.|
|Character of Light||Group flashing, two every 10 seconds|
|Installation Date||02 April 1963|
|Range||24 sea miles|
|Structure||circular concrete tower painted white with a black painted top|
|Type of Light||Revolving Electric|
|Other features||Equipped with a radio beacon with call sign ZS. The lighthouse is fully automatic. Mains supply with one diesel/alternator set|
When the Doringbaai lighthouse first began its’ life back in 1963 it was a fully automatic, aluminium lattice tower. In 1991 one of the worst wind storms to ever hit the area levelled the lighthouse. Today, on the same spot, stands an elegant concrete tower with a painted black top.
The Lighthouse is situated in the secured harbour area, but there are retail and commercial operations within the area so getting through the security gates is not a problem. The lighthouse is controlled from Cape Point and so is unmanned, viewing is therefore only possible from outside and no tours are available.
Things to do and see
- Lighthouse Viewing from outside
- Crayfish Factory & Restaurant
- Doringbaai Beach
There is no admission fee, viewing is permitted during daylight hours
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