Friday, August 13, 2010

Umhlanga Lighthouse

The popular seaside resort area of Umhlanga Rocks is situated just north of Durban. Standing proudly on Umhlanga beach is the Umhlanga Lighthouse which has been subject of numerous paintings and memorabilia over the years. Completed in 1954, the lighthouse was built to replace the Bluff lighthouse, which was commissioned in 1869 but had to be abandoned due to its rapid deterioration.

The Umhlanga Lighthouse was built in front of the Oyster Box Hotel and has never had a keeper as the hotel had been the official warden.

5 comments:

  1. Wow, even more memories. We had oysters at the Oyster Box Hotel while on honey moon :) That was a long time ago now!! Diane

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  2. Oh I love that light house! I love ALL lighthouses! Something special, with the splashing waves ... maybe I have a thing about water! Nothing to do with being Pisces of course!!

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  3. huh, I didn't know a hotel could be the warden of a lighthouse. Amazing what one learns. Nice photographs, too! Cheers!

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  4. I stayed near there for a year and loved the outlook.

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