May 7, 2013
Fish River Light House
About 12 kilometers from Green Fountain Farm Resort in a easterly direction you will find the historic Great Fish River Light House. Still in use today the light house was erected in 1898 to warn ships of the treacherous reefs just off the mouth of the Fish River. Strategically placed on top of a very high dune, it provides stunning views of the sea and land. It is adjacent to the Fort D’Acre private nature reserve, home to an abundance of wildlife. This facility was still inhabited by a light house keeper until just a few years ago. Now it has been converted into self-catering accommodation. It is a wonderful experience to stand beside this historic building and admire the views. One inadvertently thinks about the role it played in saving lives and making our coastline a safer place.