Cape Recife beacon

The beacon out at Cape Recife is one of two beacons that was used for shipping purposes before the invention of modern navigation technology.  The second beacon is the one on Marine Drive where Admiralty Road and Marine Drive comes together.  Ships sailing along the coast from the west had to line up the two beacons before they could turn into Algoa Bay.  This ensured that they were well clear of Thunderbolt Reef at the point as well as the reefs inside the bay itself.

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  1. Caroline

    INteresting. So much to know about in the old days. I suppose its all electronic now. Until some glitch happens…

  2. AJ

    Good old Cape Recife… fantastic place!