Cape Point Lighthouse

Lighthouse at Cape Point

Cape Point Lighthouse

On a clear day up at the old, decommissioned Cape Point Lighthouse, it feels like you can see all the way down to Antarctica.

The lighthouse at Cape Point is the most powerful on the South African coast. It has a range of 63 kilometres, and beams out a group of three flashes of 10 million candlepower each, every 30 seconds. 

In the late 1850s the first lighthouse was completed; it still stands at 249 metres above sea-level on the highest section of the peak and is now used as the centralised monitoring point for all the lighthouses on the coast of South Africa. You would have thought it perfectly positioned on top of the cliffs overlooking the sea. But it was too high up, and its beam was often obscured by mist and foul weather.

Access to this historical building is by an exhilarating 3 minute ride in the wheelchair accessible Flying Dutchman funicular that transfers visitors from the lower station at 127 metres above sea level, to the upper station at 286 metres above sea level. Hop aboard the funicular and you’ll be whisked away on a scenic trip to the view site near the old Cape Point lighthouse. The means of transport to the view sit changed over time – there once was a diesel bus named after the “Flying Dutchman” ghost ship. Now, you’ll find an environmentally friendly funicular, the only one of its kind in the world! The entire funicular has been produced from South African resources. 

Nearby Listings

Sleeps: 10 in 5 units/rooms

Aqua Terra Boutique Guesthouse

Guest House Accommodation in Simon's Town

14.1km North West of center of Cape Point Lighthouse

Situated in a prime position 5 minutes from the beach, this landmark house overlooks the entire False Bay, a symphony of architecture, glass and modern design Aqua Terra has one of the best possible views the area has to offer.

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The Lookout Guesthouse

Guest House Accommodation in Simon's Town

14.5km North West of center of Cape Point Lighthouse

The Lookout in Simon's Town, is a beautiful, contemporary guesthouse situated a few paces from the False Bay shoreline, offering uninterrupted views of the ocean and the Hottentots Holland Mountains. We are just a short stroll away from Fisherman's Beach,

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Sleeps: 6
From R 2 695,00
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Felsensicht Holiday Home

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Simon's Town

15.0km North West of center of Cape Point Lighthouse

Luxury holiday home with stunning sea views of False Bay; 2 minutes walk to beach; 1 km from Boulders Penguin Beach; sleeps 6; beautifully furnished, fully equipped, all mod cons; satellite TV; free Wi-fi; superb patio for outdoor entertainment...

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Sleeps: 5
From R 1 300,00
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Cape Penguin Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Simon's Town

16.4km North West of center of Cape Point Lighthouse

Cape Penguin Cottage is situated in Simon's Town, close to three beaches with safe swimming, smallish waves and no backwash or rip currents. Sleeps 5 adults in 3 bedrooms and a mattress can be put out for an additional child.

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Sleeps: 21 in 9 units/rooms
From R 695,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Mariner Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Simon's Town

16.6km North West of center of Cape Point Lighthouse

Custom built on the mountainside in historical Simon's Town, award-winning 4-star Mariner Guesthouse offers breathtaking sea views across False Bay. We are within walking distance of restaurants and beaches, and pride ourselves on offering style, comfort

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Sleeps: 5
From R 900,00
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No1 Living Waters

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Simon's Town

16.7km North West of center of Cape Point Lighthouse

A beautiful townhouse above the Naval Harbour in Simonstown. The panoramic view is spectacular. You can look down onto the harbour, yacht club, and out to Glencairn, Kalk Bay and Gordon's Bay. In fact a clean sweep of the entire bay...

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Bay Splendour

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Simon's Town

18.5km North West of center of Cape Point Lighthouse

Bay Splendour, nestles in a quiet cul-de-sac only ten minutes walk from the old world charm of Simon's Town, South Africa's premier naval station. A coastal gem of peace and tranquillity, Bay Splendour has a spacious open-plan lounge and kitchen...

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Sleeps: 10
From R 2 800,00
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Simonstown Penthouse

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Simon's Town

18.6km North West of center of Cape Point Lighthouse

Following on the great success of San's Place in Umdloti on the KZN North Coast, San has opened a penthouse situated in historic Simonstown on the Cape Peninsula. Simonstown is situated on the False Bay coast of the warm Indian Ocean...

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Sleeps: 9

Gone to the Beach Luxury Villa

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Scarborough

19.4km North West of center of Cape Point Lighthouse

Gone to the Beach is a luxury villa sleeping nine guests in 3 bedrooms. Watch the waves from the verandah or stroll 50 metres down to the main beach in Scarborough, a premiere Atlantic Seaboard suburb of Cape Town.

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Sleeps: 10
From R 2 750,00
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Atlantic Dream Beachfront Villa

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Scarborough

19.6km North West of center of Cape Point Lighthouse

This luxurious double storey beachfront villa in Scarborough offers privacy, beauty and security. If you seek a safe and peaceful beach retreat within easy reach of the Cape Town Buzz, don't miss here.

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