Latitude 34°23.2’ S Longitude 18°49.7’ E

The lighthouse at Cape Hangklip is set on the picturesque coastline next to Skuitbaai in Hangklip between Pringle Bay and Rooi Els. Cape Hangklip Lighthouse indicates the eastern entrance to False Bay. This remote lighthouse stands watch from its spot between indigenous Fynbos and powdery beach sand and is only accessible by foot (or by drone). The pet-friendly walk takes about 15 minutes and group excursions to the site are recommended due to the isolated location. Please note that Cape Hangklip Lighthouse is not open to the public and offers no amenities.

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Cape Hangklip Lighthouse specs:

Heritage Status:

  • Danger Point Lighthouse is a recognised heritage site

Date Commissioned:

  • 25 November 1960


  • White tower with a black band and red lantern house

Shape of Tower:

  • Cylindrical concrete tower

Height of Tower: 

  • 22 metres

Character of Light: 

  • One flash every 10 seconds

Intensity of Light: 

  • 800,000 candelas

Range of Light:

  • 25 nautical miles


  • No

Public Access:

  • No


The main tower of the Cape Hangklip Lighthouse is the twin of the Milnerton Lighthouse, which was constructed by means of the moving form shuttering principle. Both lighthouses were commissioned in 1960 and took six days to construct.

Powered by triple mutual-diesel alternator sets, Cape Hangklip Lighthouse had a telemetry system was installed in the July of 1986 which allowed the light to be monitored from Cape Point.



Please note: 

  • Cape Hangklip Lighthouse is not open to the public and offers no amenities. The area where the lighthouse is situated is secluded so group walks to the site are advised.


“A lovely place for a walk. You can't get access to the lighthouse itself but it's definitely worth the visit if you love lighthouses.” Janet, Google Reviews
“A beautiful place!” Justin, Google Reviews
“You only have to walk 15 minutes to get amazing views with total peace and quiet.” Brent, Google Reviews
“Short, beautiful circular walking trail that is pet-friendly.” Gert, Google Reviews
“Beautiful place! What a pleasant surprise. However, it is not normally accessible to the public so we were lucky that day!” Susan, Google Reviews


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