Visit the Slangkop Lighthouse

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Added by John Chau

Explore the wild coast near Kommetjie and check out the Slangkop Lighthouse nearby. Built around 1917, the Slangkop Lighthouse can be seen twirling its light through the fog most nights along the Soetwater and Noordhoek coasts, and is an easy to visit tourist attraction.

After parking in the dirt parking lot, you can simply walk over to the lighthouse (if it's open) and talk to the kind staff there who might let you in for a peek (or a small fee).

Otherwise, you can be content with walking around it and taking some photos as you head down the boardwalk trail nearby.

This trail heads all the way back around to Kommetjie and offers stunning views of the ocean. Keep in mind that it can get super windy by the lighthouse (especially during the winter months) and the rocks can be particularly slippery.

After checking out the trail and the lighthouse, head back in to Kommetjie and grab a bite to eat or drink at The Green Room. They have outstanding nachos!

PC: Author and Megan Giles

Pack List

It's so close to the parking lot that you won't need much, but if you want to bring the following, go for it!

  • Snack
  • Water
  • Camera
  • Jacket
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Activities:

Chillin, Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

0.5 Miles

Elev. Gain:

35 Feet

Features:

Beach
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic
Wildlife

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Added by John Chau

W-EMT at Whiskeytown, soccer coach, and adventurer - making the most of every opportunity that comes my way. Check out my blog at: theruggedtrail.com and keep on adventuring! If you need a guide or an adventuring partner, shoot me an email at: johnachau@gmail.com!

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