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The Green Point Lighthouse, often unofficially referred to as the Mouille Point Lighthouse, is the oldest lighthouse in South Africa, having been first lit on 12 April 1824. Its light can be seen 25 sea miles out to sea.

With its distinct, friendly red and white candy stripes it is a well known and popular landmark to Capetonians. At one stage a roadhouse operated from one of the buildings attached to the lighthouse complex, and marauding sea gulls were notorious for swooping down and making off with the freshly made toasted cheese or hamburger of an unwary diner!

The image shows the lighthouse in the setting sun with the suburb of Green Point and Lion痴 Head as its backdrop.

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