The Green Point Lighthouse, the first solidly constructed lighthouse on the South African coast, was built in 1823. It serves an essential service to ships at sea in the sometimes furious storms steaming in from the South Atlantic. The Lighthouse currently serves as the Head Office of the Lighthouse Services Business Unit and is open daily from 8.30 am to  3.30 pm for tourist visits. Tel: 021-449 5171 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.