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Cape Jaffa - Cities, Towns and Localities
It was 1802 when Captain Nicholas Baudin discovered Cape Bernouilli. Captain Matthew Flinders was to wrongly identify the charts and called it Cape Jaffa after the town near Jerusalem, and by 1850, the name Cape Jaffa was officially recognised.

In 1868 land was cleared for a camp and a jetty was built as part of the preparation for the Cape Jaffa Lighthouse to be built on the Margaret Brock Reef. This reef was named after the ‘Margaret Brock’ which was wrecked on the reef in November, 1852. The lighthouse was completed and opened on 24th January, 1872. Cottages were also built nearby on the mainland, and the ruins can still be visited.

Located in the Limestone Coast region, Cape Jaffa is located between Kingston and Robe, on the southern tip of Lacepede Bay, about 15 km off the Southern Ports Highway.

Today, Cape Jaffa is a thriving rock lobster port, exporting all over the world. During the crayfish season (October to May), the lobster fleet can be seen returning with their daily catches, usually around 1 pm.

Source: Limestone Coast Tourism

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Cape Jaffa Attractions

Cape Jaffa Historic Lighthouse.Cape Jaffa Historic Lighthouse
• Constructed between 1868 and 1872, the Cape Jaffa Lighthouse was originally located on Margaret Brock Reef, 8 km from shore.

The lighthouse was replaced by a solar powered beacon in 1972. The lighthouse itself was dismantled and brought to the mainland and relocated just south west of Kingston. The lighthouse if managed by the National Trust of South Australia.

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Cape Jaffa Tours

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Cape Jaffa Charters
• Ph: 08 8768 5050 • Mobile: 0428 854 917
• Experience the thrill of landing a fish. Fishing charters, scenic cruise, half day, full day charters, tuna fishing trips, Coorong fishing trips and charters on request.
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