Accommodation in Struisbaai
The southern-most tip of Africa is a must-see for anyone visiting the Western Cape. It is a beautiful, quiet, and historically significant place that is full of seaside friendliness and old-world charm. There are two coastal towns in the area, and they attract visitors from all over the world, all wanting to experience the magic of this particular point. Accommodation in Agulhas and Struisbaai comes in a wide range of options to suit a variety of budgets and holiday styles. This great range means that you can have the getaway you want, at a price that suits you.
The sleepy little town of Struisbaai provides visitors with the quintessential quiet, coastal getaway. Your accommodation options range from guest houses to self-catering apartments, and a wide variety in between. The best part is, whether you go for something high-end and luxurious or prefer to stay somewhere cheaper, you’ll pretty much always be just a stone’s throw away from the beach. You’ll also be able to enjoy all that the town and the surrounding area has to offer in terms of rich history and exceptional natural beauty.
When visiting Cape Agulhas, there are several things that must be on your to do list. Top of this list should be spending plenty of time exploring the Struisbaai beach. It’s actually the longest natural beach in the southern hemisphere, and gives you 14km of unspoilt sandy shoreline to wander along. There’s places that are perfect for putting up umbrellas and spending the day relaxing, other spots where you can go surfing or take part in water sports, and yet more locations that are great for fishing. The tidal pools that dot the water’s edge provide lovely sheltered places that are ideal for swimming. It’s safe for children and those who aren’t too confident in the water because you won’t be at the mercy of the currents when swimming in a tidal pool.
Visitors to the area can also revel in the rich history of the tip of Africa. This stretch of coastline is quite treacherous for ships and the majority of the wrecks that have happened off the coast of South Africa have been right here. You can see evidence of these old ships that lost the battle with the elements all over the town of Struisbaai. The residents of the early settlements used the pieces of the wrecks to build homes and actually create the town. The lighthouse that was erected in 1849 now stands as a protected national monument. It’s now home to a museum that all visitors should take a tour through.