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31 December 2008

Dassen Island Lighthouse

Dassen Island Lighthouse was commissioned in 1893. It is a 28 meter circular iron tower on an Island of about 200 acres - 9 km offshore. It is protected by Cape Nature Conservation with Southern Right whales and plenty of crayfish in the area. It is home to African Penguins, White Flamingos and plenty of rabbits and seagulls. Many a ship went aground here including the first Windsor Castle. It is accessed by boat or helicopter.