Struisbaai harbour in the picturesque Overberg

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Guide to Struisbaai and L'Agulhas

A few minutes drive brings you to Struisbaai, and a
few minutes more to the southernmost tip of Africa ...

ome what may, you must visit Cape Agulhas and, 800 metres on, the southernmost tip of Africa where the Indian and Atlantic oceans officially meet. 

But your first experience after you
leave Langezandt will be Struisbaai
and L'Agulhas.

Struisbaai has an abundance of shops for most of your needs, and ATMs, but no bank. 

If you feel like soaking up the atmosphere, head for the harbour, armed with swimming costume 
and camera. It is one of the last unspoilt working harbours in 
Southern Africa, where you can
buy fresh fish for the braai or relax
at the Pelican restaurant, have a seafood meal and watch
the boats and people come and go.
Don't miss the stingrays which
swim close to the jetty.  And if you're looking for a sheltered beach where kiddies are safe and the waves aren't rolling in, this is the place to be.

Five minutes on, along the coastal road, you'll come to L'Agulhas with
"the freshest fish and chips in Africa", the locals will tell you, and we believe they're right!
Look for 
L'Agulhas Seafoods restaurant on your left as you drive through the village - it's opposite Angelo's. Sit under the trees and enjoy the catch of the day or get a takeaway and head for a deserted beach.
You won't regret it.

Further on, past galleries and shops, is Cape Agulhas lighthouse.
Climb the steps to the top
(if you're fit - and daring!), or perhaps stop for a coffee and cake
at the restaurant - the aromas are tantalising.
On your way out don't forget to collect some brochures from Cape Agulhas Tourism whose office is in the
parking area.
Then on to the southernmost tip of Africa for that "been-there" photo ... 

The road after the southernmost point leads past the shipwreck (see right) and on about 5km to Suiderstrand, a
quaint village in a bay with a pebble beach. If you plan to picnic there, bring your own provisions - there
are no shops or restaurants.

From Suiderstrand there's nowhere
to go but back - back to cozy
Castaway Cottage ...
or maybe you're thinking of a trip inland or elsewhere, like Arniston, or De Mond, or Elim, or Malgas Pont,
or Napier, or ...

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One of the resident stingrays in the harbour

Sunset angler

Painting of Cape Agulhas lighthouse 

The wreck past Cape Aghulhas

Dinghies on the beach at Struisbaai

Pebble Beach, Suiderstrand

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Idyllic getaway in southernmost Africa

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