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Thursday, 3 November 2011

L’Agulhas Photographs

The relatively small village of L’Agulhas is situated in the Cape Agulhas region of the Western Cape, a mere two hour drive from Cape Town and is famously known as the place where the two oceans; the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean meet.  Discovered in the 15th century by the Portuguese, Agulhas was originally known as Cabo das Agulhas (Cape of Needles) because no variation between true north and magnetic north was shown on compasses.

Many ships have ended their sea-going journey on the jagged rock formations found along this coastline; hence the construction of the Cape Agulhas Lighthouse which was built in 1840 (the 3rd to be built in South Africa).  The famous red and white building was restored in 1968 and after being declared unsafe is now a National Monument.  The lighthouse is open to visitors and has an interesting museum and a quaint coffee shop should you need light refreshment! Continued

Monday, 19 September 2011

I Love L’Agulhas Because …

I ♥ L’Agulhas

I ♥ L’Agulhas

Hi, I’m Hilary Marshall from South Point Self Catering and B&B and B&B in L’Agulhas in Cape Agulhas.

L’Agulhas IS BEST KNOWN AS being the southernmost town in Africa, where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet.

GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the stone cairn, marking the southernmost tip of Africa, as this is where these two oceans actually meet, and at that point in time, you will be more south than anyone else in Africa!

THE BEST panoramic PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN FROM the top of the historic lighthouse, the 2nd oldest working lighthouse in the country.

OTHER HAPPY SNAPS a must at the shipwreck along the coast inside the gates of the Agulhas National Park, or down at the quaint fishing harbour. Continued

Friday, 3 June 2011

L’Agulhas – In search of Horatio Blair Adams at the southern-most tip of Africa

L'Agulhas

L’Agulhas

I am surprised. Pleasantly. As L’Agulhas is a lot more beautiful than I had anticipated. To my mind’s eye the beachside town that also serves as the southern-most tip of Africa would be awash with gargantuan holiday homes, guest houses and pretentious restaurants.

In reality, L’Agulhas has managed to retain its unpretentious beachside holiday feel with barely a look-in from the usual second-homer suspects that move in and build double-storeys right infront of the best views in South Africa. Continued