At the very southern tip of the African continent, where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet, a lonely lighthouse stands on a rocky headland. This area of Western Cape, located around 170 kilometres southeast of Cape Town, is known as Cape Agulhas.
Why Choose Accommodation in Cape Agulhas?
The rugged Cape Agulhas region is known for scenic walks, fishing and surfing. Booking accommodation in Cape Agulhas gives you access to some superb Western Cape coastline and countryside, as well as a wide array of outdoor activities. A relaxed vibe and starry night skies add to the charm. All in all, it’s a superb place to choose for your Western Cape hotel accommodation.
What Kind of Accommodation is Available in Cape Agulhas?
There’s a wide range of hotels in the Cape Agulhas area. For a chic, relaxing break, opt for a spa hotel in a quaint coastal village. For those on a tight budget there’s also a good range of B&Bs and self-catering accommodation, allowing you to enjoy the best of Cape Agulhas without breaking the bank. Food fans should look for accommodation with good on-site restaurants so that they can sample the fantastic local seafood – not to mention those superb Western Cape wines.
Hiking on the Cape Agulhas Headland
Keen walkers should check out the Rasperpunt Hiking Trail in Agulhas National Park. The route begins at the Meisho Marui shipwreck, near Cape Agulhas’s famous red-and-white lighthouse, and circles past sea pools and up tall dunes for around 6km. The uphill climb to the dunes is well worth it, as there’s a spectacular view of the ocean from the top. Between June and November you might even catch a glimpse of dolphins or whales.
The tourist office at the Agulhas Lighthouse, built in 1840 and considered a National Monument, not only provides self-guide booklets, but also has its own small museum. More walking can be done on the long, sandy shoreline at Struisbaai.
If you’re looking for spectacular coastal scenery, great food and outdoor adventure, a hotel in Cape Agulhas will provide the perfect base in Western Cape.