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Roman Rock Lighthouse in False Bay, South Africa 18 May 2016

Posted on 18 May 2016
Roman Rock Lighthouse in False Bay, South Africa
Roman Rock Lighthouse in False Bay, South Africa
Roman Rock Lighthouse in False Bay, South Africa

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The Roman Rock lighthouse, erected in 1861 with its prefabricated iron tower sent from England, is distinctive for being the only lighthouse in South Africa to have been built on a single rock. Every summer, it is submerged by surging seas, but the automatic lighting system keeps on shining, guiding ships home to harbour.


Take a trip with Insight Guides: South Africa: Cape Peninsular to Victoria Falls. From spectacular game reserves to stunning drives along the breathtaking Cape Peninsula, this trip packs in some of South Africa's most special highlights. Visit wineries, see Table Mountain and enjoy a sundowner on a cruise down the Zambezi.

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