South Point offers self catering apartment accommodation in L'Agulhas, in the Overberg / Whale Coast region of the Western Cape. South Point is a small, personal, 3 star graded, highly recommended group of 6 apartments, (sleeping options from 2 to 5 peopl
Seesig offers 2 self catering accommodation options (sleeps up to 13) in Struisbaai (Struis Bay) near Cape Agulhas in the Overberg / Whale Coast region of the Western Cape. Seesig accommodation is a spacious holiday home in the street, directly adjacent t
The Boardwalk 6 offers self catering apartment accommodation in Struisbaai (Struis Bay) near Cape Agulhas area in the Cape's Overberg / Whale Coast. This idyllic town is a mere two hour drive from Cape Town. The Boardwalk is a modern complex (sleeps 6) an
The Southern Beach House provides self catering accommodation in Suiderstrand near Cape Agulhas in the Overberg / Whale Coast region in the Western Cape. This self catering house and flat (sleeps 8 + 5 = 13 total) is situated in the tranquil little villag
Arniston Seaside Cottages provide self catering accommodation in Arniston on the Overberg / Whale Coast in the Western Cape. The picturesque fishing village of Arniston is a popular subject for artists and movie-makers. It is here that the southern right
The village of L'Agulhas, at the southernmost tip of Africa and just two hours drive from Cape Town, is thought to have been named Agulhas ('needles') because here the compass needle points due north without magnetic deviation. Residents of L'Agulhas are proud to be those Africans living closest to the South Pole.
This beautiful and rugged southern most tip has recently been proclaimed the Agulhas National Park. It supports a diverse intertidal and marine life and is breeding ground for the African black oystercatcher. Archaeological findings link deposits to early Khoisan inhabitants and remnants of ancient fish traps are still visible near the lighthouse.
The rocky coastline is infamous for shipwrecks on the shallow Agulhas Bank and the country's second oldest 18-million-candlepower lighthouse, built in 1848, is a national monument worth visiting. Visitors come to see the meeting point of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans from a nearby koppie ('hill'). The islands around L'Agulhas are home to seabirds and seals and seasonal Southern Right whales are a common sight along this coastline.