Slangkop Lighthouse

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Slangkop Lighthouse
Slangkop Lighthouse, Kommetjie, South Africa.jpg
Slangkop Lighthouse
Slangkop Lighthouse is located in Western Cape
Slangkop Lighthouse
Western Cape
Location Kommetjie
Western Cape
South Africa
Coordinates 34°08′55.0″S 18°19′10.0″E / 34.148611°S 18.319444°E / -34.148611; 18.319444Coordinates: 34°08′55.0″S 18°19′10.0″E / 34.148611°S 18.319444°E / -34.148611; 18.319444
Year first constructed 1919
Construction cast iron tower
Tower shape tapered cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower and lantern
Height 33 metres (108 ft)
Focal height 40 metres (130 ft)
Intensity 5 000 000 CD[1]
Range 33 miles (53 km)
Characteristic Fl (4) W 30s.
Admiralty number D6110[2]
NGA number 113-26064
ARLHS number SAF-026[3]

Slangkop Lighthouse is a lighthouse near the town of Kommetjie, near Cape Town, South Africa.


Construction was due to be completed in 1914 and a brass sign was commissioned for this date, but due to the First World War the lighthouse wasn't completed until 1919, although definitely in use before that date, e.g. noted in the log of HMS Himalaya on 19 July 1917.[4] The lighthouse was inaugurated on 4 March 1919.[5] It is a white circular iron tower standing 33m high.[5]

The lighthouse is a tourist attraction for those visiting the area.


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  2. ^ "Section 1 - List of Lights and Radio Signals". List of Lights, Fog Signals, Radio Navigational Aids and Radio Services (2008 ed.). South African Navy, Hydrographic Office. p. 17. ISBN 9780958407175. 
  3. ^ Slangkop Point The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved March 22, 2016
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  5. ^ a b Raper, Peter E.; Moller, Lucie A.; du Plessis, Theodorus L. (2014). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers. p. 1412. ISBN 9781868425501. 

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