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The original concrete foundation developed cracks from the buffeting of the waves.The best way to repair the damage was to build a granite sheath around the base, twelve and a half feet high.
In those days the lighthouse was manned by two keepers, who stocked their tower with ample quantities of food, lamp oil, water, and other necessities.Twelve spacious bedrooms are able to accommodate up to 23 people.A lovely, full English breakfast is served in a pleasant and friendly environment. Wilton Lodge – Budget Guest Lodge with 25 bedrooms that can accommodate up to 40 guests.We can provide accommodation for small to large groups (max. Small groups can be accommodated at one of our three Guest Houses.Larger groups can lodge at all three of the Guest Houses in the group.This well known False Bay “landmark” (if one may call it that) is South Africa’s only lighthouse built on a rock at sea, which becomes visible at low tides.
It was quite an achievement to construct, for builders had to work with waves washing over the rock.
Our properties are in close proximity, a 5 minute walk.
We offer a combination of single and double rooms at each venue.
They took turns being relieved after a week at sea by another keeper, if and when weather permitted him to be rowed out.
So next time you are in the Seaforth-Boulders area give the penguins a miss, and look out for signs of chiselling on the rocks.
Wilton Manor – Luxury Victorian 4 star Guest house, with unique “African style” decor.