The Cape Agulhas Lighthouse is situated at Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa. It was the third lighthouse to be built in South Africa, and the second-oldest still operating, after Green Point. It is located on the southern edge of the village of L’Agulhas, in the Agulhas National Park; the light is operated by Transnet National Ports Authority.
The lighthouse consists of a round tower, 27 metres (89 ft) high and painted red with a white band, attached to a keeper’s house which now contains a museum and restaurant. The design of the building was inspired by the Pharos of Alexandria. The focal plane of the light is 31 metres (102 ft) above high water; the range of the 7.5 megacandela lantern is 30 nautical miles (56 km; 35 mi). It rotates, giving off one white flash every five seconds
Range: 30 nmi (56 km; 35 mi)
- Phase and Period:
Fl. W 5s
- Physical description:
Round tower, with red and white bands.
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