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Eastern Cape Coast: Cape Recife

Where is it?

Latitude: 34º 01.7’ S
Longitude : 25º 42.1’ E

How to get there:

Cape Recife Lighthouse is situated in the Cape Recife Nature Reserve on the Southern point of Algoa Bay, and approximately 20km from Port Elizabeth.

Of interest

Cape Recife Lighthouse was commissioned on 1 April 1851. It is the turning point into the bay and warns mariners of Thunderbolt Reef and other hazards which have to be given a wide berth. The tower, 24 metres high is built on a rock foundation, known as D’Urban, and it situated on a headland in the midst of a large expanse of sandy beach.

The Recife Nature Reserve is located next to the lighthouse premises. The premises also falls within the Madiba Bay Safari World development.

Visiting Hours
Mondays to Fridays 10h00 to 15h00
Weekends & Public Holidays By reservation only
Entrance Fee
Adults : R13.70
Children under 12: R6.90
Pensioners: R9.20
Adult Tour Groups: R9.20
Students (with ID cards) R9.20
School Groups: R5.70
Contact Details
Central Reservations Office Tel: 021 - 449 2400
Fax: 021 - 449 5625
General Enquires Tel: 041 - 507 2484
Fax: 041 - 583 4709

On offer

  • Guided tours of the lighthouse
  • Curios and memorabilia on sale