Cape Point Lighthouse

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The new Cape Point light house was built in 1914. The old Cape Point light house that was built in 1850 was too high and was covered in clouds or mist for most of the time in stormy conditions and the light could not be seen. In 1911 a Portuguese ocean liner the Lusitania ran aground at Bellows Rock below the lighthouse. Today the “new” lighthouse is 87 meters above sea level and its bright light of 10 million candle power has the brightest light on the South African coast and can be seen for approx.. 60 kilometres.

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