CAPE SEAL – Plettenberg Bay
This lighthouse is situated within the Robberg Reserve near Plettenberg Bay and only accessible along a 5km rocky foot path, with beautiful sea views and sights and sounds of the seals down below. It consists of an unattractive 6 metre lattice tower, built on a peninsular 145 metres above sea level, making it the highest light on the South African coast. The lighthouse is serviced by helicopter; the light runs on solar power and is visible for 16 sea miles. After completing the hike and bundu bashing to get to the lighthouse, I fully appreciate the difficulties that must have been experienced during the construction of this lighthouse.