Cape Agulhas is the southernmost point of the Africa. For oceanographers and cartographers it marks the start of the dividing line between the Atlantic Ocean to the west and Indian Ocean to the east. Cape Agulhas is non-descript and you’d have difficulty identifying the southernmost point if not for a plaque that marks the spot, a short way from the nearby town of L’Agulhas.
For ‘purists’ whose bucket list includes visiting the extremities of each continent or the tip of Africa, the journey is obviously worthwhile. The area is relaxing and worth a visit. However, it should be noted that it is well off the beaten track, the shortest route to connect to the main N2 coastal highway (which runs inland at this point) is 90km or a 90-minute drive on a secondary road. If your time and budget is limited the better option would probably be to rather include the much more dramatic and scenic Cape Point in your itinerary as part of a stay in Cape Town. It fits perfectly in a day trip from latter to explore the Cape Peninsula to the south of the City. Cape Point is seen as the ‘southwestern-most point of Africa’ and we strongly recommend visiting it. If you have time in your itinerary for both, well...
In addition to visiting Cape Agulhas the next-door town of L’Agulhas offers good accommodation options (no hotels) and quaint Struisbaai is nearby on the coast. The logical gateway to Cape Agulhas is the unique Cape Agulhas Lighthouse. It includes a coffee and curios shop and a lighthouse museum in an adjoining building. You may also ascend the spiral staircase to the top of the lighthouse tower.
This is a circular 5 day scheduled tour departing from Cape Town. Route 62 journeys through the valleys and mountain passes of the Klein Karoo. On the Garden Route you’ll focus on Knysna You return to Cape Town via the Cape South Coast. Mountain scenery, wildlife, ocean and more.
Highlights: Oudtshoorn , Cango Caves , Route 62 , Garden Route , Knysna , Oudtshoorn ostrich farms , Mossel Bay , The Garden Route Game Lodge , The Bartolomeu Dias Museum , Swellendam , Hermanus , Cape Agulhas .
L’Agulhas, bordering Cape Agulhas - the southernmost point of Africa, is the southernmost human settlement in Africa. It’s about three hours’ drive from Cape Town. Most travelers who visit arrive to tick of having been to the the southern tip of Africa. Another popular attraction is the Cape Agulhas Lighthouse.
The Cape Agulhas Lighthouse is the southernmost on the African continent. Only the third lighthouse in South Africa at the time, it was first commissioned on 1 March 1849. It fits perfectly with visiting nearby Cape Agulhas and includes the lighthouse tower, a coffee shop, curios shop and small museum.
The Western Cape is the most Southwestern province of South Africa and boasts many of the most popular tourist attractions. Cape Town is the hub of many of these attractions. It includes Table Mountain, The Cape Peninsula with its scenic beauty and wildlife, The Cape Winelands and the The Garden Route.