Perhaps the most aptly named piece of geography along the Southern Cape coast of South Africa is Danger Point, near the seaside village of Gansbaai.

The rocky and treacherous coastline of the southern Cape is watched over by many lighthouses, including one at Danger Point near the spot where HMS Birkenhead went down in 1852. At least seven other vessels foundered in the area before the Danger Point lighthouse was built in 1895. The rock where the HMS Birkenhead foundered is sometimes visible from the Danger Point lighthouse tower.

The Danger Point lighthouse is not open to the public


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