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

Things To Do in L’Agulhas:

  • Agulhas National Park
  • Southernmost tip of Africa 
  • Cape Agulhas Lighthouse
  • Shipwreck of the Meisho Maru 38
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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
  • Feed the resident stingrays in Struisbaai Harbour
  • Eat fresh seafood 
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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 that dates back to 1833
  • Traditional fishermen’s cottages with thatched roofs
  • Cape Agulhas Wine Route and Agulhas Wine Triangle
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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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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 at the 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 on the ocean. 

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

The Southernmost Tip of Africa


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.

  • The area offers 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


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 south westerly and south easterly winds provide a very cool ripening season, perfect for 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. Members of this exclusive route also bottle their bespoke wines 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

Cape Agulhas Tourism Promotion Office is actively involved in:

  • 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.
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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