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Name: Danger Point Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Gansbaai (Gans Bay), , South Africa

Location: Walker Bay, south of Cape Town, Western Cape.

Managing Organization:
National Ports Authority


There are dangerous offshore reefs and ledges here. The HMS Birkenhead sank at Danger Point on February 26, 1852, with a loss of 443 lives. Guided tours of the lighthouse are available.

Tower Height: 56

Height of Focal Plane: 148

Characteristic and Range: Three white flashes every 40 seconds.

Description of Tower: White, octagonal stone tower with red lantern.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1895

Date Present Tower Built: 1895

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Yes.

Mapquest URL: Click here to get a map to this lighthouse!

Keepers: Mervyn White (c. 1999)

Nearby Lodging: One self-catering cottage accommodating 4 persons is available at the light station. Email for more information.

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