Wednesday, June 2, 2010


The Cape Recife Lighthouse was built in 1851 and guards the western point (Cape Recife) of Algoa Bay. One of the main reasons for the existence of the lighthouse is the dangerous Thunderbolt Reef. The lighthouse is a 24 meter high octagonal masonry tower and is painted with black and white bands. Each lighthouse on the South African coast are painted or built differently do differentiate them to ships.


  1. The lighthouse is situated on a pristine section of the coast and represents the corner - entry into Algoa Bay or the exit to the wildside (westside).

    Great picture - one of the landmarks for some great diving spots.