Cape Agulhas Tourism Promotion Office

Southernmost Tip Of Africa

Cape Agulhas Tourism Promotion Office represents Arniston / Waenhuiskrans, Agulhas, Struisbaai, Elim, Bredasdorp and Napier which all form part of the Cape Agulhas region. The office is based in Bredasdorp and is the central hub when it comes to planning activities in-and-around Cape Agulhas. From tranquil country towns to vibrant coastal villages, the Agulhas Plain has it all. Regardless of your needs, the friendly team at Cape Agulhas Tourism Promotion Office have a database of accommodation, restaurants, shops and activities to keep you busy during your stay. Cape Agulhas Tourism Promotion Office wishes you a pleasant visit to the southernmost tip of Africa.

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About

Cape Agulhas Tourism Promotion Office focuses on promoting tourism and the local economic development in-and-around:  

Arniston / Waenhuiskrans

Travel time to the southernmost tip of Africa - 42 minutes (46,2km) via the R319.

Things To Do in Arniston:

  • Waenhuiskrans Cave
  • Kassiesbaai - authentic fishing village
  • De Mond Nature Nature Reserve
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hotel and Spa
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L’Agulhas

Travel time to the southernmost tip of Africa - you have arrived at your destination.

Things To Do in L’Agulhas:

  • Agulhas National Park
  • The southernmost tip of Africa 
  • Cape Agulhas Lighthouse
  • Shipwreck of the Meisho Maru 38
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Struisbaai

Travel time to the southernmost tip of Africa - 11 minutes (6,8km) via the R319.

Things To Do in Struisbaai:

  • Boat-base whale watching
  • Visit the longest beach in the Southern Hemisphere
  • Fishing and watersports
  • Eat fresh seafood 
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Elim

Travel time to the southernmost tip of Africa - 47 minutes (49,2km) via the R43 and R319.

Things To Do in Elim:

  • Elim Moravian Church (although the church was built in 1835, the clock dates back to 1764)
  • Monument commemorating the freeing of slaves in 1834
  • The water mill dating back to 1833
  • Traditional fishermen’s cottages with thatched roofs
  • Cape Agulhas Wine Route and Agulhas Wine Triangle
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Bredasdorp

Travel time to the southernmost tip of Africa - 36 minutes (39,4km) via the R319.

Things To Do in Bredasdorp:

  • Cape Agulhas Tourism Office
  • Shipwreck Museum
  • Bredasdorp Square and Memorial Garden
  • De Hoop Nature Reserve
  • Heuningberg Nature Reserve
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Napier

Travel time to the southernmost tip of Africa - 51 minutes (56,5km) via the R316 and R319.

Things To Do in Napier:

  • Art Galleries
  • Giant Sundial (municipal offices)
  • Military Museum
  • Ox Wagon Monument (Kakeeenwa)
  • Architecture at the Dutch Reformed Church
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Cape Agulhas Attractions

Cape Agulhas Attractions

Whether you love outdoor adventures or prefer indoor activities, The Cape Agulhas Tourism Promotion Office will introduce you to the bounty of things to do in the Agulhas area that will keep the whole family entertained on land and ocean. 

Land
  • Nature Reserves and Parks
  • Cape Agulhas Lighthouse
  • Museums
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Mountain Biking
  • Cape Agulhas Wine Route and Agulhas Wine Triangle
Ocean
  • Indian and Atlantic Oceans Meet
  • Whale Watching
  • Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Kite Surfing
  • Kayaking
Air
  • Aerial Tours of the Cape Agulhas Region
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The Southernmost Tip of Africa

The Southernmost Tip of Africa

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Visit the Agulhas National Park and stand on the very edge of the African continent and see where two oceans meet.

Cape Agulhas Lighthouse

Commissioned on the 1st of March 1849, the Cape Agulhas Lighthouse was the third lighthouse to be built on the South African coastline. If you love lighthouses this one at the Southernmost tip of the African Continent is one not to be missed. Climb to the very top and enjoy panoramic views of both the Indian and the Atlantic Oceans 

The lighthouse was declared a National Monument in 1973 and is located within the Agulhas National Park.
 

Ocean Activities

Ocean Activities

Cape Agulhas has a magnificent coastline that consists of both rocky and sandy beaches and the waters of the Agulhas Bank off the coast, are home to an abundance of sea life.

Fishing: 
  • The area offer some of the best fishing conditions in South Africa, offering boat-based fishermen a bounty of opportunities. Regular fishing trips run from Struisbaai Harbour daily and are aimed at fishing enthusiasts of all ages and levels of experience.

Ocean Sports:

  • The waters of the Atlantic and Indian oceans are a watersports haven perfect for Kayaking, kitesurfing and surfing.
Whale Watching:
  • The fertile waters off the Agulhas Coastline are a popular gathering spot for Southern Right Whales in the months between June and December. Intimate whale watching trips with minimal passengers run from the Struisbaai Harbour during whale season (weather permitting). 
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Nature Reserves

Nature Reserves

The Cape Agulhas region is set in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom and boasts a collection of SANParks and Private nature reserves and parks which include:

  • Agulhas National Park
  • Andrewsfield Private Nature Reserve
  • De Hoop Nature Reserve
  • De Mond Nature Reserve
  • Heuningberg Local Nature Reserve
  • Heunings River Private Nature Reserve
  • Nuwejaars Wetlands Project
Agulhas National Park

Agulhas National Park hosts the Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative whose aim it is to address the main threats to the fynbos biodiversity of the Agulhas Plain. 

Other than enjoying hikes on one of the many trails, you could visit the Cape Agulhas Lighthouse and see the point where the Indian and Atlantic Ocean meet at Africa’s southernmost point. 

De Hoop Nature Reserve

De Hoop Nature Reserve is a nature reserve near Cape Agulhas at the southern tip of Africa. 

Approximately 340 square kilometres in area, it is one of the largest natural areas managed by CapeNature. The reserve allows for day trips as well as lengthier stays at the De Hoop Collection that offers a range of accommodation styles to suit all tastes and budgets.

De Hoop Nature Reserve has an abundance of wildlife and if the perfect spot from where to watch the Southern Right Whale in season..

Cape Agulhas Wine Route

Cape Agulhas Wine Route

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The Cape Agulhas Wine Route is something of a phenomenon as its unique terroir and award-winning wines have caused much excitement in the wine community. Formerly known as the Elim Wine Route, the Cape Agulhas Wine Route winds its way from Baardskeerdersbos across an area that includes the greater Napier region. The routes cool strong southwesterly and southeasterly winds provide a very cool ripening season, perfect for the viticulture of most wines.

While some wine farms open daily to the public, visits to others are by prior arrangement so be sure to call ahead to confirm details. 

Many of the wine farms in the Cape Agulhas Wine Route offer added conveniences such as restaurants that showcase the local cuisine.

The Cape Agulhas Wine Route includes the smaller Agulhas Wine Triangle which is an area made up of wine farms that only use grapes grown locally. 

Places To Eat

Places To Eat 

The Cape Agulhas Tourism Promotion Office has a long list of places to eat in the area. Take a look at:

Accommodation Local Economic Development

Local Economic Development

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Cape Agulhas Tourism Promotion Office is actively involved in the municipality’s economic development program that:

  • Empowering the communities within the towns of the Cape Agulhas region
  • Empowering the communities who reside in settlements nearby towns in the Cape Agulhas region.

The purpose of the Economic Development Division is to improve the vibrancy and sustainability of local economies, which will ultimately lead to better living conditions for most of the population.  The focus is on high impact initiatives namely: 

  • To minimise barriers to potential developments
  • To ensure policies provide for optimal economic benefit
  • To establish what is hindering business retention and promote the establishment of new businesses
  • Implement Agri Parks Business Plan the Municipality endeavours to create work opportunities wherever it can and there are three ways in which we do this namely: LED initiatives /projects Municipal commonage is made available for agricultural activities, and municipal-owned buildings for tourism-related activities. The challenge is to facilitate sustainable participation in the sector by previously disadvantaged and small entrepreneurs
  • Entrepreneurship development SMME’s /Co-operatives 
  • Enterprise support and development done in partnership with other stakeholders e.g. SEFA, SEDA, DOA, Casidra and DRD&LR and includes 
  • Co-operative registrations via SEDA and funding applications via DTI (Department of Trade and Industry)
  • Registering Companies [(PTY) LTD] via the internet with CIPC
  • Refer to and make appointments with SEDA for entrepreneurs for business advice for assistance coupons for marketing material, financial cleanup and website design
  • Assist with SARS related matters and information on SARS visits
  • Assist with CIDB, COIDA and UIF registrations
  • Organising training workshops by SEFA (Small Enterprise Finance Agency) for funding of businesses, SEDA (Small Enterprise Development Agency) and Casidra (Cape Agency for Sustainable Integrated Development in Rural Areas) for business advice. 
  • Assist enterprises with land use applications
  • Register companies on Central Supplier Database (CSD), Western Cape Supplier Database, Overberg Supplier database, Cape Agulhas Supplier database, CASIDRA, SEDA, Denel, and SANDF etc.
  • Registration for National Credit Regulator
  • Assist entrepreneurs (SMMES) in preparing quotations, tenders and invoices
  • Service on monitoring committees of LED projects


 

Important Telephone Numbers

Important Telephone Numbers

  • Police Emergency - 10111
  • Ambulance (All Hours) - 028 212 9111
  • Emergency - 101777
  • Fire (Cell) - 112
  • Fire Brigade - 028 425 1690
  • Sea Rescue - 028 435 7777
  • Hospital - 028 424 1167
  • Cape Agulhas Municipality - 028 425 5500
  • Post Office - 028 424 1370
  • Tourism Office - 028 4255581

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