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Green Point Lighthouse

The iconic candy red and white striped beacon

Green Point Lighthouse

Standing on the edge of Mouille Point, this candy red and white striped beacon is often mistakenly called Mouille Point Lighthouse. First lit in 1824, it is said to be the first “solid” lighthouse on the South African coast.

Aside from the original lights being replaced by a single revolving beam, the lighthouse is still very much in its original form.

The lighthouse is used today as the Head Office of the Lighthouse Services, which owns and maintains 45 lighthouses in South Africa.

The purpose of the Green Point Lighthouse is to act as a night beacon for vessels sailing into Table Bay. This being said, The Green Point area has still had its fair share of shipwrecks. One of the most notable was the South African Seafarer, which went down on 1 July 1966.

In early days, there were many complaints from nearby residents about the noise from the foghorn in misty conditions. Nowadays, Green Point Lighthouse is part of a much nosier and denser urban setting, which means that the modified foghorn blends in well and would surely be missed should it have to stop one day. 

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Sleeps: 4

Beach Villa

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Mouille Point

0.8km North East of center of Green Point Lighthouse

Beach Villa , is a spacious two bed roomed apartment with stunning sea and mountain views and within walking distance to the beach and famous Waterfront. Stunning sea views, evening sunsets and leisurely walks along the beach promenade...

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Sleeps: 28 in 12 units/rooms
From R 1 620,00
Per unit, per night.

40 Winks Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Green Point

0.8km South East of center of Green Point Lighthouse

40 Winks, four star graded guesthouse built on old-fashioned ideals, modern age comforts where we believe in quality service, affordable luxury accommodation and delicious breakfast buffet.

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Sleeps: 6 in 2 units/rooms

Green Point Self Catering Studio

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Green Point

0.8km South of center of Green Point Lighthouse

Green Point Self Catering offers 2 self catering studios. This is the ideal base from which to explore Robben Island, Hout Bay, the Peninsula, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and the Winelands of Constantia and Stellenbosch.

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Stonehurst Guest House

Self Catering Rooms With Communal Kitchen in Sea Point

1.0km South of center of Green Point Lighthouse

Homely self catering rooms and flats in this 20 roomed Victorian Residence operating since 1920 will remind you of yester year. Three original marble fire places, which is a welcome sight on a winter's night, gleaming oregon floors...

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Sleeps: 6
From R 2 250,00
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The Granger

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in V & A Waterfront

1.2km North East of center of Green Point Lighthouse

2 double bedrooms all en-suite plus 3rd guest bathroom. Open plan lounge, dining room, fully fitted kitchen. Fully serviced (housekeeping). Wheelchair friendly. Self catering facilities. 2 LED TV's with full DSTV. 3 split level air-cons...

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Sleeps: 24 in 9 units/rooms

Olafs Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Sea Point

1.3km South of center of Green Point Lighthouse

Olaf's Guest House is a charming bed & breakfast accommodation with nine individually decorated en-suite bedrooms. Ideally located in beautiful Sea Point, Olaf's Guest House is only 10 minutes from Cape Town city centre...

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Sleeps: 36 in 6 units/rooms

Mountview Spa & Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Sea Point

1.4km South of center of Green Point Lighthouse

Our rooms have been decorated and furnished to an exceptionally high standard to accommodate your every need. All the rooms are en-suite with satellite TV, hair dryer, coffee and tea facilities, ceiling fans, heaters, refrigerator, beach towels ...

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Sleeps: 4
From R 790,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Sweet Orange Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Sea Point

1.6km South of center of Green Point Lighthouse

This beautiful old Victorian is conveniently located at the Atlantic Seaboard. Our six large rooms (non smoking/approx. 30qm) are all individually designed and furnished. V&A Waterfront & the beautiful beaches of Clifton are only 5 min. away.

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Sleeps: 4
From R 1 000,00
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3 Robeye View Sea Point Cape Town

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Sea Point

1.8km South of center of Green Point Lighthouse

Tastefully decorated and well maintained secure 2 bedroom apartment to rent. Situated in upper Sea Point, above High Level Road. Max 4 guests. Our apartment is within walking distance of the Sea Point promenade & Atlantic Ocean and a mere 10 minutes.

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Riviera Suites

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Sea Point

2.1km South of center of Green Point Lighthouse

The accommodation is suitable for both family holidays and business stays and offers a variety of configurations, from compact two sleepers to the spacious eight-sleeper apartments. All the apartments feature full kitchens, televisions, daily servicing an

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