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City Cape Agulhas

The village of L'Agulhas is a small fishing village in the Western Cape Province and particularly known as the Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of the African continent. Moreover, contrary to what many people think this is not at the Cape of Good Hope, but about 170 km south-east of Cape Town. At Cape Agulhas you get the Indian and Atlantic Ocean next to each other. Compared to the Cape of Good Hope, this Cape is a little less spectacular but still nice with a sloping shoreline and rocky beach.

The seabed off the coast is shallow and is therefore a suitable place to catch fish. In winter there are great storms prevailing with waves up to 30 meters and have already destroyed many ships during the course of time.

In 1849 the lighthouse was built and today there is a small museum and restaurant. From the lighthouse you have a beautiful view of the ocean and the village of Agulhas and Gansbaai.

The area is particularly known for the 1999 approved Cape Agulhas National Park where a variety of flora (inter alia different types of Fynbos) and birds can be found. Between August and October, you have a chance to see whales and dolphins swimming off the coast.

Around Cape Agulhas and the National Park there are several accommodation options such as: Agulhas Country Lodge or Agulhas Rest Camp.

Your vacation begins at South Africa Specialist.