A lighthouse is a tower, building, or other type of structure designed to emit light from a system of lamps and lenses and used as a navigational aid for maritime pilots at sea or on inland waterways.
Lighthouses mark dangerous coastlines, hazardous shoals, reefs, safe entries to harbors, and can also assist in aerial navigation. Once widely used, the number of operational lighthouses has declined due to the expense of maintenance and replacement by modern electronic navigational systems such as strobes.
List of structures of this type
|Lighthouse, Bird Island, 1873, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape |
|Lighthouse, Bluff - Cooper Lighthouse, 1867, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal |
|Lighthouse, Cape Agulhas , 1851, L'Agulhas, Western Cape |
|Lighthouse, Cape Columbine, 1936, Paternoster, Western Cape |
|Lighthouse, Cape Recife, 1851, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape |
|Lighthouse, Donkin Reserve - Hill and Donkin Memorial Pyramid, 1861, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape |
|Lighthouse, Great Fish Point, 1898, Port Alfred, Eastern Cape |
|Lighthouse, Green Point, 1820, Green Point, Cape Town, Western Cape |
|Lighthouse, Hood Point, 1895, East London, Eastern Cape |
|Lighthouse, Mouille Point, 1842, Cape Town, Western Cape |
|Lighthouse, Robben Island, 1862, Robben Island, Western Cape |
|Lighthouse, Slangkoppunt, 1914-1919, Kommetjie, Western Cape |
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