Airport Transfers - Lighthouse Cabs Metered Taxi Service
Lighthouse Cabs services offered:
Point to Point
Groups catered for
Lighthouse Cabs is based at Gateway,Theatre of Entertainment, Umhlanga Rocks and operates on a 24/7 basis
90 percent of transport is done on calls with a guaranteed super fast response time.
All Lighthouse Cabs vehicles are airconditioned (very important in Durban).
All vehicles are OWNED and MAINTAINED by Lighthouse Cabs
(they never subcontract to freelance owner/drivers)
All Lighthouse Cabs vehicles are fully insured including full passenger liability
(details available on request) from Bim at Lighthouse Cabs
Lighthouse Cabs charge reasonable rates and you will not get ripped off.
Prepayment can be made by credit card or EFT, avoiding haggling on arrival and the urgent need for local currency.
We offer a 5 star service
Cell: 083 440 8650
Fax: 032 533 9670
Did you know that the lighthouse at Umhlanga Rocks was completed in 1954 and has been the subject of numerous paintings and memorabilia. Built to replace the Bluff lighthouse, which was commissioned in 1869 but had to be abandoned due to its rapid deterioration, it stands guard to some of the most treacherous waters of Southern Africa and not only warns ships of the hidden dangers, but the flashing light is also a welcome to the ships sailing into the safety of the Durban harbour.
The circular concrete tower, painted white with a red band at the top, stands 21m above the beach and has a focal plane height of 25m. The fixed red light enables ships waiting to anchor in the outer anchorage, to monitor its position. If the red light can be seen, it suggests the ships anchors have probably dragged and is too close to shore. The Umhlanga Lighthouse has never had a keeper, as the Oyster Box Hotel, which was built in 1869 and was originally the first beach cottage in the area, has been the official warden. The lighthouse controls are in the hotel office where staff monitor the controls and report to Portnets Lighthouse Service.
Lighthouse Cabs are proud to be associated with the beacon of excellence, reliability, service and security that the Umhlanga Rocks Lighthouse represents.