Nature reserves in Agulhas

There are many outdoor adventures waiting in the nature reserves in Agulhas. In fact, you’re never at a loss for things to do in Agulhas. Whether you’re seeking a calm and tranquil experience or something to get your adrenalin pumping, this region in the Overberg has something for you. With an exciting collection of natural endowments to explore, outdoor adventures in Agulhas are available in abundance. From wine farms and whale watching to sea excursions and landscape tours, whatever your preference is, your needs can be fulfilled.

As a holiday destination, the Cape Agulhas region in the Overberg is made up of several small towns, each of which boasts their own outdoor adventures, businesses, culture and history. Elim, Napier, Struisbaai and Bredasdorp are just some of the settlements here, waiting to be explored. However, there are many opportunities for residents here as well. This area is home to a diverse collection of people from all walks of life who enjoy these attractions and opportunities daily.

Whether you’re travelling with small kids, adult friends or with a conference, the time of year plays a key role when you’re planning your outdoor adventures in Agulhas. If you’re simply looking to explore the Agulhas nature reserves here, you can visit all-year round, provided you’re dressed for the summer or winter seasons. The abundance of flora and fauna, birdlife and gorgeous terrains makes it a peaceful place for a brisk walk, picnic or even meditation or yoga.

Aside from being home to the southern-most tip of Africa, the Cape Agulhas rocky coastline boasts another phenomenon which is whale watching. Thousands of tourists’ flock to these shores every year, between July and September, to watch the whales breach the surfaces during calving season. Best of all, you don’t need fancy binoculars or your own boat to see them as they’re visible with the naked eye.

Agulhas and its surrounding towns and communities are situated approximately 224kms from Cape Town CBD. A scenic trip down the N2 highway, this drive is roughly 2.5hrs of nothing but mountain views, vast farm lands, canola fields, mountain passes and delectable farm stalls. However, those looking to travel here from outside of the Western Cape can fly into the Cape Town International Airport and either hire their own car, have a buddy pick them up or utilise one of the many major bus liners or independent transport companies to drop them off.

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SANParks manages a system of parks which represents the indigenous fauna, flora, landscapes and associated cultural heritage of the country.


SANParks manages a system of parks which represents the indigenous fauna, flora, landscapes and associated cultural heritage of the country.

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