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Lighthouse, Mouille Point
Cape Town, Western Cape

Charles Cornwallis (alias Collier) MICHELL: Design Architect

Date:1842 : 1865
Status:Extant but altered


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33°53'57.03" S 18°24'42.02" E Alt: 7m

Mouille Point Lighthouse stood in the grounds of the present-day Granger Bay campus of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) at Mouille Point. It commenced operation on 1 July 1842. The lighthouse was decommissioned on 15 April 1906. All that remains is the lower third of the lighthouse shaft - capped by a modern concrete slab.

Submitted by Bev Young, May 2019

The Green Point Lighthouse is often mistaken for the Mouille Point Lighthouse.

The original lighthouse, designed by Charles Michell and completed in 1842, had a pyramidal shape. It was replaced by the second lighthouse, which had a cylindrical tower shape and is still partly extant, in 1865.

Writings about this entry

Hoberman, Gerald. 2011. Lighthouses of South Africa : pocket edition. Cape Town - London - New York: The Gerald & Marc Hoberman Collection. pg 21
Williams, Harold. 1993. Southern Lights : Lighthouses of Southern Africa. Cape Town: William Waterman Publications. pg 8-9