Roman Rock Lighthouse

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Roman Rock Lighthouse
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Roman Rock Lighthouse
LocationSimon's Town
Western Cape
South Africa
Coordinates34°10′52.4″S 18°27′36.4″E / 34.181222°S 18.460111°E / -34.181222; 18.460111Coordinates: 34°10′52.4″S 18°27′36.4″E / 34.181222°S 18.460111°E / -34.181222; 18.460111
First lit16 September 1861 Edit this on Wikidata
Automated1919 Edit this on Wikidata
Foundationstone basement
Constructioncast iron tower
Tower shapecylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markingswhite tower and lantern
Tower height14 metres (46 ft)
Focal height17 metres (56 ft)
Light sourcesolar power
Range20 nmi (37 km; 23 mi) Edit this on Wikidata
CharacteristicFl W 6s.
RaconEdit this on Wikidata
Admiralty numberD6140
NGA numberD6140
ARLHS numberSAF-024[1]

Roman Rock Lighthouse is a lighthouse in False Bay, near Simon's Town. It is the only lighthouse in South Africa built on a single rock.[2]

The light was first exhibited on 16 September 1861.[3]

The light was electrified in 1992 at the request of the South African Navy.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Roman Rock The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved March 22, 2016
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  3. ^ Williams, Harold A (1993). Southern Lights. William Waterman Publications. p. 49. ISBN 0-9583751-1-9.
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External links[edit]

A flight around the Roman Rock Lighthouse just off Simonstown harbour we did while working on a documentary in False Bay.