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Name: Port Shepstone Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Port Shepstone, , South Africa

Location: South side of mouth of Umzimkulu River, KwaZulu-Natal south coast.

Managing Organization:
National Ports Authority


This tower was constructed in 1892 and was originally in Scottburgh; it was moved to Port Shepstone in 1906. There are a gift shop and tearoom at the station, and guided tours are available.

Tower Height: 36

Height of Focal Plane: 79

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 6 seconds.

Description of Tower: Cylindrical cast-iron tower with black and white checkerboard pattern, white lantern.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1895: Light displayed from top of ladder-like structure.

Date Established: 1895

Date Present Tower Built: 1892

Tower Moved?

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Yes.


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