Green Point Lighthouse, R102, Clansthal, South Coast, KwaZulu-Natal
Green Point Lighthouse at Clansthal is situated between Scottburgh and Umkomaas. It is made of cast iron and is painted in red and white striped bands.
The lighthouse was built in 1905 and is a National Monument. In 1961 it was fully automated which means there is no need for a lighthouse keeper.
Green Point Lighthouse warns ships of the Aliwal Shoal which is 5 kms away. The Shoal was named after the the ship Aliwal which sunk in the area.
“Lighthouses don’t fire cannons to call attention to their shining – they just shine.”
Dwight L. Moody
Green Point Lighthouse at Clansthal
Ifafa Lighthouse, situated at Ifafa on the Lower South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal.
The first time I heard of the Ifafa Lighthouse was during a recent internet search for the Green Point Lighthouse at Clansthal.
Ifafa Lighthouse is one of three lighthouses which warn ships of the Aliwal Shoal which is about 5 kms off the coast of KwaZulu-Natal. The other lighthouses are Port Shepstone Lighthouse and Green Point Lighthouse.
Ifafa Lighthouse was constructed in 1980 and is a triangular skeletal tower 23 metres high and has a radio beacon.
The structure is not as picturesque as conventional lighthouses but it serves its purpose and helps keep ships safe from the dangers of the night.