Cape St Blaize Lighthouse, Mossel Bay
Cape St Blaize was traditionally one of the best lighthouse postings light-keepers of old could wish to receive. This is because it’s located on a scenic rock promontory in the quaint but bustling Mossel Bay, a coastal town in the heart of the now-famous Garden Route. Unlike other postings, this was not one of sombre isolation, and the proximity to the busy town meant shops, schools and other businesses were nearby for light-keepers and their families. The lighthouse, overlooking the spectacular bay, was completed in 1864, and though now automated, it is still used and in operation to this day.
There is a comfortable cottage located on the site of the lighthouse. It is self-catering and can sleep up to six people.