No 16 POST – CAPE INFANTA LIGHTHOUSEThis lighthouse is inside the De Hoop Nature Reserve, so special arrangements had to be made to access the site. The De Hoop personnel were very helpful and we were permitted to travel on a sand and limestone track for 2 hours (37 km) to reach the lighthouse. The last few kilometres is heavily overgrown with rooikrans. The first view was thus a relief.
It was a beautiful, windless day for the culmination of our trip.
The return trip was faster taking 11/2 hours. There is a shorter route from the village of Infanta, but because of 2 sets of locked gates, one would probably need the assistance of the lighthouse personnel.
The lighthouse is actually sited on Uiterstepunt which is West of Cape Infanta. This was originally privately owned property which was expropriated by Armscor, later Denel. The land is still owned by Denel, but custodianship has been granted to Cape Nature. The actual Cape Infanta point is very close by and was photographed in the afternoon sun.