Hondeklipbaai Lighthouse is situated on the northern side of the Bay to warn passing ships along the West Coast, south of Port Nolloth of any imminent danger.  

Candlepower2 000 C.D.
Character of LightGroup flashing, three every 15 seconds
Installation Date15 February 1936
Range11 sea miles
Structurecircular concrete tower painted white with a black painted top
Type of LightRevolving Electric
Other featuresThe lighthouse is fully automatic. Mains supply with one diesel/alternator set

The first light was installed in 1936 and like many of the more remote lighthouses did not look quite like a lighthouse is expected to. The first tower was an eight metre high steel lattice tower and was often described as a rickety lighthouse on stilts.

The former “rickety lighthouse” was replaced in 2006 with a slightly more traditional looking structure. This style white building that houses the light has been used in other areas such as Port Durnford and South sand Bluff and the design is believed to have come from that of army watch towers.  

The Lighthouse is only accessible via a dirt road is a little off the beaten track, but if you visiting this beautiful seaside village of Hondeklip then the drive out to take a sunset photo is worth it.

Things to do and see

  • Lighthouse Viewing from outside

Admission

There is no admission fee, viewing is permitted.

Contact Us

Hondeklip Bay Lighthouse
Address: Hondeklip Bay
Northern CapeSouth Africa
30° 18′ 31.972″ S, 17° 16′ 14.038″ E
work: +27 21 449 5171
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