Danger Point Lighthouse

Danger Point Lighthouse, Gansbaai: Address, Danger Point Lighthouse Reviews: 4/5

Danger Point Lighthouse
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Milina Coreejes-brink
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Friends
It was amazing. The view was so beautiful and there was a rainbow and the best coffee. I will definitely come back again on a long weekend. The people there was so welcoming and nice. They told me all about the history. You should definitely come and see danger point light house.
Written 18 June 2022
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FrankMeu
Cape Town, South Africa8 contributions
Couples
During weekdays this lighthouse is accessible to the public. Beautiful views from the top of the lighthouse. Please check beforehand, as during Covid-19, the lighthouse is closed to the public
Written 7 February 2021
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Aly
Gansbaai, South Africa3 contributions
Family
Really loved this experience it was amazing and my son enjoyed it! Amazing views and friendly staff.just so hard to find it open took a few tries
Written 10 February 2020
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BOFA BOY
Callander, UK1,065 contributions
Couples
Visited the Danger Point Lighthouse which is set on the coast line where the Birkenhead ship was sunk about 150 years ago. A pretty impressive structure reminding people of the dangers in the area.
Written 8 January 2020
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Traveller
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Beautiful to look around and see the views, but that is it. Nothing exciting here. Also, unfortunately opening hours is very short and unpredictable, management needs to up their game. There is much more potential to this little gem for tourists and locals.
Written 6 November 2019
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100nights19flights
Japan234 contributions
It is an interesting place. The area around there is barren and windblown. If you had come ashore it would still have been a long trek to find help. What is more surprising is how long it took to finally build the lighthouse.
Written 26 October 2019
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Heather B
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa77 contributions
Couples
The view was lovely and history on the shipwreck interesting to read. Looking at lighthouses as a friend had done lighthouse to lighthouse walk. Did not go into to lighthouse as was closing when we got there.
Written 17 October 2019
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Kevin P
Nottingham, UK146 contributions
we went here while we stayed in gansbaai it was ok for a look around the light house and read the history
Written 10 August 2019
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Peter F
Hermanus, South Africa492 contributions
Couples
This lighthouse is located close to the relatively remote town of Kleinbaai famous for its white shark diving tourism. The lighthouse was built in 1895 over 40 years after the HMS Birkenhead, a British troop carrier hit a reef about 1 kilometre away offshore and sank with the tragic loss of over 400 lifes in 1852. The reef was clearly visible from the shore during our visit with the waves breaking over it. There still appears to be an eerie silence hovering over this place. After having paid an unusually small entrance fee we climbed up the light house which offers a good 360 degree view over this rather remote part of the coastline. On the basement is a mini museum displaying previously used electric light bulbs and gas lights. There was a very friendly lighthouse keeper on site who happily shared his knowledge about this and other lighthouses along the coast. There is plenty of parking at the bottom, clean toilets and one can even book self catering accommodation on the property. I can definitely recommend to visit this very interesting tourist attraction which is suitable for the whole family. Please check opening times: October - April Monday to Friday10h00-15h00, rest of year by appointment (+27 21 449 2400).
Written 1 March 2019
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Volker N
Cologne, Germany246 contributions
Solo
Great view and good explanation of this desastrous day when the ship Birkenhead sunk. You can imagine from here what it meant in these times and tides when a ship was struck by a rock.
Written 23 January 2019
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