Cape Agulhas Lighthouse, L'Agulhas

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#2 of 9 in Historic Sites in Overberg District
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 L'Agulhas travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our L'Agulhas trip app .
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  • The view of the coast from the Lighthouse is very beautiful. It is very close to the end point of Africa where meets the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean.
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  • After the payment of a small fee, you can climb the lighthouse on very steep stairs. From above, you have beautiful views of coastline. It has also at the foot of the lighthouse. A small museum is housed in the ground floor.
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  • We visited here after visiting the most southernly point of Africa and after visiting the Cape of good hope I much prefer here. The lighthouse is well preserved and interesting place to visit. The sta...  more »
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  • Being the southernmost point in Africa means something and the lighthouse at Cape Agulhas stands tall and announcing to the world that it oversees this very important landmark. It's a good drive along the garden route to Cape Agulhas and the town itself is well appointed to allow for a few days stop-over. The lighthouse is very well maintained and a short walk to the cape point is an experience full of gusty winds and salty sprays from the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic coz this is where they meet.
  • I was lucky enough to be here on a gorgeous day! Not a breath of wind. The museum has photos and info about lighthouses from all over. You can also climb to the top of the lighthouse. I didn't get all the way up, because I have a issue with heights, lol! But my friend went up and said that the view was amazing. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.
  • I like that this place is unspoiled, it's not a huge show, just a carved plaque on the ground to mark where the Indian ocean meets the Atlantic. Recommend going when the weather isn't too gross.
  • Beautiful and not over priced. Insiders tip: Do not underestimate the elderly lady downstairs (I unfortunately can't remember her name). She is full of local information and has the best stories about shipwrecks. Might be a bit difficult to do with younger children as it's a ladder climb to the top.
  • The most amazing view at a most amazing lagoon house! Definitely a great time to be had by all
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