Paternoster and the Cape Columbine Lighthouse
The Cape Columbine Lighthouse is located just outside Paternoster on the west coast of South Africa, in an area infamous for its many shipwrecks and harsh, unyielding sea conditions. It was erected in 1936 atop a range of boulders known as Castle Rock and today still acts as a beacon of light for vessels that pass its treacherous waters. The lighthouse holds significance as the last project of Harry Claude Cooper, a famed, master lighthouse designer, and is one of only four lighthouses in South Africa that offers accommodation. Book a night or two and explore the quaint fisherman village of Paternoster while you’re there.