22 September 2010

Cape Agulhas

17 September 2010

Location: Cape Agulhas, in the Overberg region. Part of the Agulhas National Park.

Walkers: Helen and Dorothy

As our road trip was taking us close by, we made a detour to visit Cape Agulhas. Neither Dorothy nor me had been here before and we were keen to visit this southern tip of the African continent.

We drove through the towns of Struisbaai and L'Agulhas to reach the cape.

Our first stop was the lighthouse museum.

From here we made our way down to the rocky headland.

We followed the board walk to the cairn that marks the most southerly spot. This is also the official divide between the Indian and Atlantic oceans.

Of course we stopped to snap the obligatory photograph.

On a good day this must be a super place to explore, but we were unlucky... a freezing cold wind was blowing. Although we spent a few moments on the beach looking at the ocean it was too bleak and miserable to enjoy in the gale. Our visit was therefore a short one!


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