Cape Agulhas is the southernmost tip in Africa and it’s here where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet. Visitors can climb the 71 steps of the oldest working lighthouse in South Africa, hike between the fynbos, go mountain biking, or take a dip in the cold waters.

This seaside town is more than just another gem along South Africa’s southern coastline, it happens to be the southernmost point of the African continent, and the place where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet. The town itself is actually called L'Agulhas and is both geographically and culturally significant. Discoveries of stone fish traps, pottery, and hearths have been dated back to the Khoisan people. This town’s rich natural diversity of fynbos and rocky cliffs are almost as hypnotising as the endless geographical beauties you’ll witness.

Highlights

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Look out onto the ocean while the entire African continent lies behind you, this is the Southernmost point in Africa.
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Visit the major surrounding landmarks: Cape Agulhas Lighthouse and Bredasdorp Shipwreck Museum.
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Peruse the stellar wineries and wine farms in the surrounding areas.
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Witness the spot where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet.
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Take a break on Struisbaai beach.
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Admire the fynbos in Cape Agulhas National Park.

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Best time to go to Cape Agulhas

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Boasting a classic Mediterranean climate, Cape Agulhas has hot, dry summers and cold, wet winters. This means that the best time to visit this seaside getaway is in spring and summer (September to March) when you’ll be able to fully embrace all the outdoor activities this town provides. Take note that December is a very popular season filled with both local and international tourists who are visiting to celebrate the festive season.

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Agulhas Country Lodge

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