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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 in 2 units/rooms

African Beach Studio

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Mouille Point

0.2km South of center of Green Point Lighthouse

Spacious open-plan studio with magnificent views from all areas. Finished and furnished in natural woods, tiles and textiles. Maple, stainless steel & granite kitchen (fully equipped) with bar/dining counter. African ironwood sleeper queen bed...

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Sleeps: 4 in 2 units/rooms
From R 750,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Mouille Court C6

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Mouille Point

0.7km North East of center of Green Point Lighthouse

This lovely One bedroom apartment sleeps 2 persons comfortably in the bedroom, and 2 small children, or one adult on a sleeper couch in lounge.

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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 990,00
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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40 Winks Guest House Apartment

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Green Point

0.8km South East of center of Green Point Lighthouse

Cater for yourself in the luxury 40 Winks 2 bedroom self catering Apartment in Cape Town's internationally acclaimed Atlantic Seaboard. 40 Winks Self-Catering Apartment is within walking distance of V&A Waterfront and Cape Town CBD.

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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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Sleeps: 11 in 5 units/rooms

Point B Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Green Point

0.9km South East of center of Green Point Lighthouse

This Little Haven on the city boundary, is ideally situated to have a care free visit to the Mother City of Cape Town.Our 5 bedroom en-suite, are tastefully decorated in a contemporary style offering twin beds or king size...

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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: 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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Green Point Apartment

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Green Point

1.5km East of center of Green Point Lighthouse

This fully equipped studio is in a quiet position, but close to all amenities. The studio has a fully equipped kitchen, TV and hi-fi. Besides the King size bed it also has a double Sleeper couch. Towels and linen are supplied.

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