Roman Rock Lighthouse

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Roman Rock Lighthouse
Roman Rockvuurtoring.JPG
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
Foundationstone basement
Constructioncast iron tower
Automated1919 Edit this on Wikidata
Height14 metres (46 ft)
Shapecylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markingswhite tower and lantern
Power sourcesolar power Edit this on Wikidata
RaconEdit this on Wikidata
First lit16 September 1861 Edit this on Wikidata
Focal height17 metres (56 ft)
Range20 nmi (37 km; 23 mi) Edit this on Wikidata
CharacteristicFl W 6s.

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.[1][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". Lighthouses of South Africa. Retrieved 2022-05-26.
  2. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Western South Africa". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2016-03-22.
  3. ^ Williams, Harold A (1993). Southern Lights. William Waterman Publications. p. 49. ISBN 0-9583751-1-9.
  4. ^ "Roman Rock Lighthouse". Archived from the original on 2014-08-14.

External links[edit]

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