Although it is an unmanned lighthouse, it is set on the picturesque coast close to the towns of Pringle Bay and Betty’s bay about 1 and 1/2 hour drive from Cape Town. The tower stands 22 metres high and is made of reinforced concrete. The main tower is similar to that of Milnerton lighthouse, which was constructed by means of the moving form shuttering principle.
It was completed in November 1960. The optic is a revolving electric type producing an 800 000 candela white flash every 10 seconds, which can be seen from 25 sea miles. Triple mutual diesel alternator sets produce the power.