Slangkop Lighthouse to Camp Cobra

This short little walk is a perfect option for a sunny winters day. It offers superb views of beautiful Cape coastline around the Slangkop lighthouse, as well as a bit of history.

Getting there: drive through to Kommetjie and park at the gate to Slangkop lighthouse.
Difficulty: easy walk

Walk about 10 meters back up the road you have just driven down — the path leaves the road on the right-hand side of the road up a wooden boardwalk through a grove of indigenous trees. The path becomes a rocky trail, and you soon come out on the road that leads to Soetwater.

Cross the road and continue up the path to which zig-zags up the hill to the Radar Station. The views are outstanding as you sit on the old station enjoying a cool sea-breeze: Kommetjie and the lighthouse below you, stretching across the bay to Hout Bay and Table Mountain in the near distance.

The old Cobra Camp Radar Station was in use during World War II as part of the defense of the important Cape sea-route. Just like the East Fort in Hout Bay, this is sadly yet another vandalized piece of interesting Cape history.

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David

Outdoor adventure enthusiast living on the Garden Route.

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