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Name: Cape Columbine Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Paternoster, , South Africa

Location: West coast of South Africa, north of Cape Town.

Managing Organization:
National Ports Authority


This lighthouse still has a resident keeper. The phone number at the lighthouse is 02285-718. Guided tours of the lighthouse are available.

Tower Height: 49

Height of Focal Plane: 262

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 15 seconds, visible for 32 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, square, pyramidal, concrete tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1936

Date Present Tower Built: 1936

Fog Signal: 1936: Twin diaphone signal.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

The lighthouse is accessible by road; it is about two hours from Cape Town.

Nearby Lodging: There are three cottages here available for overnight stays (self-catering), along with a conference facilty and gift shop.

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