The Cape Recife Lighthouse
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  • Longitude: 25.700859
  • Latitude: -34.028932
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About The Cape Recife Lighthouse

Cape Recife Light House

The Cape Recife lighthouse was built in 1851.  

The lighthouse warns passing ships of the dangers of the equally romantically named Thunderbolt Reef, which has claimed many ships. 

The reef is named after the HMS Thunderbolt, a British Royal Navy Sail and Paddle Frigate. She was wrecked at Cape Recife, Algoa Bay on the 3rd February 1847. 

The lighthouse is part of the Cape Recife Nature Reserve and welcomes visitors by day.

Below is a photo of the HMS Thunderbolt


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