A lighthouse is a tower, building, or other type of structure designed to emit light from a system of lamps and lenses and used as a navigational aid for maritime pilots at sea or on inland waterways.

Lighthouses mark dangerous coastlines, hazardous shoals, reefs, safe entries to harbors, and can also assist in aerial navigation. Once widely used, the number of operational lighthouses has declined due to the expense of maintenance and replacement by modern electronic navigational systems such as strobes.


Buildings on this website of this type
Light Tower: n.d.. , Cape Town, Western Cape
Lighthouse: n.d.. Hondeklipbaai, Northern Cape
Lighthouse: 1960. Milnerton, Western Cape
Lighthouse: 1862. Robben Island, Western Cape
Lighthouse, Bird Island: 1873. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape
Lighthouse, Bluff - Cooper Lighthouse: 1867. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Lighthouse, Cape Agulhas : 1848. L’Agulhas, Western Cape
Lighthouse, Cape Columbine: 1936. Paternoster, Western Cape
Lighthouse, Cape Recife: 1851. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape
Lighthouse, Donkin Reserve - Hill and Donkin Memorial Pyramid: 1861. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape
Lighthouse, Great Fish Point: 1898. Port Alfred, Eastern Cape
Lighthouse, Green Point: 1820. , Cape Town, Western Cape
Lighthouse, Hood Point: 1895. East London, Eastern Cape
Lighthouse, Mouille Point: 1842 : 1865. Cape Town, Western Cape
Lighthouse, Slangkoppunt: 1914-1919. Kommetjie, Western Cape
Stompneuspunt Beacon: 1934 : 2001. St Helena Bay, Western Cape