Cape St Blaize Lighthouse, Mossel Bay

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Lighthouse · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Rising from a rocky outcrop over a bustling harbor, Cape St Blaize Lighthouse offers dramatic views of the bay and the coastline. Built in 1864, this elegant white, Victorian tower remains a favorite post of the South African light-keepers due to the proximity of the town. Take a short hike up the hill to reach the lighthouse and you might meet African rodents--dassie rats--along the way. A cave carved in a cliff under the lighthouse, which was once home to Khoikhoi hunter-gatherers, exhibits some interesting historical facts and fossils found in the area. Plan to visit Cape St Blaize Lighthouse during your Mossel Bay vacation using our convenient Mossel Bay trip planner.
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  • Good sort exercise walks, with great views. However, the lighthouse was not open when I got there!!!  more »
  • Really amazing place to visit but the safety is becoming a problem for me and I would recommend going with a group  more »
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  • Beautiful views of the bay below. The lighthouse was nice although we did not go up so don't know if it's free. There is a picnic table for a quick snack and some information on other lighthouses in south Africa that are interesting should you be interested in lighthouses. At this point you can join the cliff trail that comes from the beach area but it is not well kept the path you need to walk to get to it, so be cautious. We saw some little animals that were very cute. Overall a nice place to visit for free.
  • Looks nice from the outside but we could not visit the lighthouse. We arrived on a friday at 13:30 and it was closed although one sign at the gate said 10-15 and another sign at the driveway said 10-12:30 and 13-15. Also there are no signs that lead you to the lighthouse when you approach it by foot from the waterfront. The only way up is a steep unmarked path or the road.
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