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04 December 2016


This lighthouse is in the Walker Bay Nature Reserve, but there are no gates to hinder access. It is visible at the turnoff off the road to Buffeljachts and is accessed along 5 km of difficult sand and limestone road. It is unmanned.


Contractors were laying paving around the lighthouse and adjacent accommodation for lighthouse maintenance staff and equipment, during our visit.

The final approach to the beach was across a beach. The houses at Quoin Point were built by the descendants of two families who regularly assisted survivors of shipwrecks on this dangerous section of coastline. As a reward the families were granted the right of use of this area and no doubt creating an obligation to assist future unfortunate seafarers, or maybe fortunate, to have survived !