Milnerton Lighthouse in Woodbridge Island, Milnerton, Western Cape
|Candlepower||800 000 C.D.|
|Character of Light||Three flashes every 20 seconds|
|Installation Date||10 March 1960|
|Range||25 sea miles|
|Structure||21 metre cylindrical concrete tower, painted white|
|Type of Light||Revolving electric (unattened)|
|Other features||Mains supply with one standby diesel/alternator set|
Milnerton Lighthouse is surrounded by parked cars, residential homes, palm trees and a lagoon. It stands at an impressive 21m in height and is as expected a typical cylindrical, white concrete tower. What is not so typical is that it is the only nautical guard that lies within metres of a golf course, lighting up the eighteenth hole of the popular Milnerton Golf Course.
Over 150 ships have wrecked themselves on this shore over the past 100 years which resulted in this lighthouse being built in 1960. It now stands in this busy town to protect seafarers travelling along this dangerous coastline that has claimed more ships than any other section of the South African coast.
Things to do and see
- Lighthouse Viewing from outside
- Milnerton Beach
- Milnerton Golf Course, nearby
Viewing is permitted and there is no admission fee.
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