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
Struisbaai has an abundance of
shops for most of your needs, and ATMs, but
If you feel like soaking up the
atmosphere, head for the
armed with swimming costume
and camera. It is one of the last unspoilt working harbours in
Southern Africa, where you
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
this is the place to be.
Five minutes on, along the coastal road, you'll come to L'Agulhas
freshest fish and chips in Africa", the locals will tell
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
on, past galleries and
shops, is Cape Agulhas lighthouse.
Climb the steps to the top
you're fit -
and daring!), or perhaps stop for a coffee and cake at
the restaurant -
the aromas are
On your way out don't forget to collect some brochures from Cape
Tourism whose office is in the
Then on to the southernmost tip of Africa for that "been-there" photo
The road after the southernmost point leads past the
(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
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 ...