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Port Shepstone Lighthouse

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The Port Shepstone Lighthouse was completed in 1905.

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The Port Shepstone Lighthouse was built in 1905 and is painted in a black and white check pattern. It is a quaint structure that stands on the south bank of the Umzimkulu River where it spills into the Indian Ocean.

The light flashes every 6 seconds and is visible for up to 26 sea miles. When it was constructed Port Shepstone actually had an operational harbour.

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The lighthouse is fully automatic and has it's own back up power generators in case the main electricity supply goes off. It is made of cast iron and has a circumference of 8 metres.


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