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Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas is about 230 km from Cape Town and the nearest towns are L'nAgulhas and the nearby village of Struisbaai.

Being the most southern tip of the African continent and also the point where the Atlantic and Indian oceans officially meet, Cape Agulhas has much to offer any tourist. The arePanoramic view of L'Agulhas from a nearby hill a around the famous  bright red and white lighthouse, which casts its strong light onto the surrounding ocean at night, is a declared national park and has rich natural and cultural features. This lighthouse is one of the oldest and most well-known lighthouses in South Africa and also one of the region'ns many national monuments. It was built in 1849 and is still in operation after almost two centuries. There is a musem as well as a restaurant situated in the base of this lighthouse, which ensures a very unique and interesting atmosphere and wonderful food.

The full moon and the lighouse casting their lights over the surroundsThe Agulhas area is a tourist'ns paradise and well-known for several areas of special interest, such as swimming and angling, several ship wrecks remains are visible along the shore and also its great diversity of flora.

 

 

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