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Paternoster Lighthouse and Cape Columbine Tour


Activity Description

R490.00 (The total cost per trip per person / Minimum of 2 guests and maximum of 4 guests)

Cape Columbine Lighthouse Guided Tour
Cape Columbine is the site of the last manned lighthouse built on the South African coast. It is the 1st Lighthouse usually sighted by shipping coming from Europe. The opening ceremony was fittingly performed at sunset on the 1st of October 1936 by Mrs. H.C. Cooper, wife of the designer and builder Mr. H.C. Cooper, the 1st lighthouse engineer for the Cape Colonial Government. Date of installation – 1 October 1936; Character of light – 1 white flash every 15 seconds; Type of light – Revolving – electric; Candlepower – 5 040 000 c.d.; Range – 32 sea miles; Hight of focal plane – 80 meter above high water; Structure – 15m square masonry tower – painted white

Cape Columbine Nature Reserve
Cape Columbine Nature Reserve is on the West Coast near the fishing village, Paternoster. It is the furthest westerly destination in the Western Cape. The reserve covers an area of 263ha along the rocky stretch of coastline. This area was declared a nature reserve in December 1973. This reserve boasts the last manually controlled lighthouse to be built in South Africa. It is usually the first South African lighthouse to be seen by ships coming from Europe. Beautiful hiking trails and unforgettable sunsets right on the Atlantic Ocean. Camping doesn’t get much better than this.


Duration2 hours
WhenSubject to availability
WherePick up and drop off at your place of residence in the West Coast. Please view and add extra cost for pick up and drop off for the following West Coast towns: Langebaan, Jacobs Bay, Velddrif, Hopefield, Saldanha, Yzerfontein, Paternoster, Brittania Bay, Dwarskesbos and St Helena Bay
Weather Not weather dependent
What to WearComfortable clothing and shoes / Camera
Things to BringMoney for food or extra refreshments
Guests or SpectatorsNo guest


Minimum Age6 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsGuide, vehicle
ExclusionsMeals and refreshments


R490.00 (The total cost per trip per person / Minimum of 2 guests and maximum of 4)
Tours: 10h00 – 12h00 or 13h00 – 15h00
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