National Ports Authority
Cape Agulhas is Portuguese for "Cape of Needles." This lighthouse was declared a National Monument in 1973. It is the second oldest lighthouse in South Africa, and has been restored in recent years. A short walk from the lighthouse takes you to a cairn marking the southernmost point on the continent. The building has been renovated recently.
Tower Height: 89
Height of Focal Plane: 102
Characteristic and Range: White flash every 5 seconds.
Description of Tower: Conical stone tower with alternating red and white horizontal bands, built in center of keeper's quarters.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1849
Date Present Tower Built: 1849
Date Deactivated: 1968-1988
Current Use: Active aid to navigation
Open To Public? Yes.
The lighthouse is open to the public everyday of the year, 9am to 5pm. There is a museum, tourist info, and curio shop, operated by South African National Parks (SANPARKS)