Cape Recife Lighthouse

Posted by PE Travel Blogger on Fri October 31, 2014 in Events in Port Elizabeth .

Visit this beautiful lighthouse situated 10 minutes from the waterfront in Port Elizabeth

The Cape Recife Lighthouse is one of South Africa's most iconic lighthouses, with a very special history.

It is situated on the south entrance to Algoa Bay on the treacherous Thunderbolt Reef, approximately 15 kilometres from Port Elizabeth. The unmistakable black and white banded tower stands near the site where, in 1902, numerous sailors and rescuers lost their lives to a hurricane that wrecked both moored and sea-faring vessels. Ironically, the monolith that now steers vessels clear of this dangerous reef was erected on April Fools Day in 1851.

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