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.


Maintaining Slangkop Lighthouse

I wouldn’t want the job of erecting the scaffolding to paint Kommetjie’s landmark 33 metre tall lighthouse for any amount of money.  But even with the metal embellishment, the tallest cast-iron tower on the South African coast is a striking sentinel watching over the sleepy village.





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