Cape Morgan Lighthouse in Great Kei Platteland, Oos-Kaap
The Cape Morgan Lighthouse is one of only 4 lighthouses along the West Coast. It is also the most easterly lighthouse on the Cape Coast and only 3 km’s west of the Great Kei River mouth easily accessible along a gravel road.
There is a path that leads down from the lighthouse to some great fishing spots before carrying on to Morgan Bay. This lighthouse lies within a beautiful coastal forest and it peeks up above the stunning indigenous forest line that runs along the beach.
|Candlepower||615 000 C.D.|
|Character of Light||Two flashes every 10 seconds|
|Installation Date||05 February 1964|
|Range||24 sea miles|
|Structure||12 metre aluminium tower with a daymark|
|Type of Light||Revolving electric (unattened)|
|Other features||Mains supply with one diesel/alternator set|
Cape Morgan was constructed in 1964 as a fully automated lighthouse. The stone chance lantern sits atop a 12-meter high lattice tower which is always beautiful to see. To reach the lighthouse, take a scenic walk along the beach, travel up a path along the hill to the old mine’s seawater pump station and then a little further you will see this noteworthy structure.
Things to do and see
- Lighthouse Viewing from outside
- Morgan Bay Beach
- Nature Reserve-Coastal Forest walks
There is no admission fee, viewing is permitted.
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