Cape Agulhas Lighthouse, Cape Agulhas

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At the southernmost tip of the African continent, Cape Agulhas Lighthouse remains one of South Africa's oldest operating lighthouses. Constructed in the 1840s, the lighthouse features a red-and-white tower linked to the keeper's house, which now houses a museum and cafe. Climb to the top for expansive views towards Antarctica. Add Cape Agulhas Lighthouse to your Cape Agulhas travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Cape Agulhas trip app .
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  • Wonderful view from the top of the lighthouse. Steep ladder like steps, with the last ones being a simple ladder to the top. Very windy on the day we were there so I didn't venture around, but my husb...  more »
  • The Lighthouse is open to visitation, inside is a small museum that tells the history of the site. And if you want to just pay and go up the steps to the top and 81 have access including the lamp.
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  • Who was once here, not get around the small climb to the lighthouse. Very nice views of the snacking Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the small town.
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  • A must visit place if you are travelling to South Africa. This is where the Indian Ocean and Atlantic Ocean meet. It was truly an experience to go up the lighthouse and view the beautiful village and sea from the top. I took a lot of panorama photos using the iPhone. It was windy and beautiful up there.
  • A must visit place if you are travelling to South Africa. This is where the Indian Ocean and Atlantic Ocean meet. It was truly an experience to go up the lighthouse and view the beautiful village and sea from the top. I took a lot of panorama photos using the iPhone. It was windy and beautiful up there.
  • Awesome view and a great piece of light house history to be seen in one place. Within walking distance of the southern most point in Africa and definitely worth a visit for locals and tourists. The building is well kept and close to wonderful restaurants and beaches in town. Safe area and suitable for the whole family to visit and climb up the 71 steps of the light house.
  • The southern most point of Africa, it is definitely worth the trip to say that you got as south as one can go in Africa. The light house is fantastic and the views are amazing. However that's all there is in the town.
  • Second time visiting this very historic place for Africans or tourists in general. One of the local told us about the shipwreck that we just had to go see...and if you pay the meager amount of R30 you have the opportunity to go up the lighthouse and have a perfect 360° view of your surroundings. We had perfect weather which made this experience even extra special. And when you're done savour some of the local food...mmm
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