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May 17, 2012

Kommetjie boardwalk – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Plumtree Photography.

A major attraction in Kommetjie is the tallest cast-iron lighthouse on the South African coast, the white Slangkop (“snake head” in Afrikaans) Lighthouse, which stands approximately 30m (98ft) high and is made entirely from steel. Slangkop Lighthouse has been operational since March 4, 1919 and has a rotating electric light that gives four flashes every 30 seconds. The central point of the light is 41m (135ft) above water, making it visible even in thick misty conditions. It is currently under renovation.

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Image © Plumtree Photography

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