Back to the Lighthouse (again)

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.


Danger Point Lighthouse

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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.


Slangkop Lighthouse at Sunset

Slangkop, in Kommetjie, is the tallest cast-iron tower on the South African coast. Translated, Slangkop means ‘snake head’.

Kommetjie lighthouse

Slangkop lighthouse

Sunset at Slangkop Lighthouse

Sunset on the pebbles

Tip of the tower

Slangkop at Sunset


Slangkop nightfall in black and white

Slangkop at night