Slangkop Lighthouse is like a colossal magnet the way it keeps pulling me back to try and capture the perfect shot. I should have waited until there were dramatic clouds and a blazing autumn sky to photograph, but this iconic landscape still gives me something different every time I drive there at sunset.
One of several lighthouses along the treacherous Overstrand coastline, the Danger Point Lighthouse near Gansbaai was built in 1895. If you take a day trip from here through the Overberg, passing through places like L’ Agulhas, Arniston and De Hoop, you will unwittingly be passing the wrecks of more than 100 vessels that sank along this rocky stretch of coast. Visitors can stay in the self-catering cottage appropriately named Gale Force.