National Ports Authority
This is a staffed light station. Dassen Island is an important nesting site for African penguins and other species. The island is managed as the Dassen Island Nature Reserve.
Tower Height: 92
Height of Focal Plane: 154
Characteristic and Range: Two white flashes every 30 seconds.
Description of Tower: Conical cast-iron tower with red and white bands.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1893
Date Present Tower Built: 1893
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Closed to the public except during tours.
Tours to the island from Cape Town are available; see www.dassenisland.co.za or email firstname.lastname@example.org