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06 March 2017


This lighthouse is also within an SANDF controlled area on the Northern headland. Time permitted us to travel from the South head around the Langebaan Lagoon and Saldanha Bay with Sammy leading the way.
Approaching the headland one passes Malgas Island and the much smaller West Coast Island, with North Head lighthouse visible in the distance. There is a remarkable similarity between the two heads and their adjacent islands.
North Head lighthouse was built in 2005. The lighthouses on each head are so similar that the same plans were probably used to construct the lighthouses only 5 years apart. This lighthouse is also in excellent condition. John took the trouble to count the steps; 102 in the spiral steel staircase.
Thanks again to our host, Sammy, for allowing us to accompany him and his colleague on their routine maintenance duties. It was a great day.