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Cape Agulhas / Struisbaai
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The massive lighthouse, built in 1848, is worth a visit. The lighthouse is still today, despite the satellite navigation systems of modern vessels, fully operational. The mighty lights have a range of almost 60 kilometres. The tower can be visited.

Because the coastal Fynbos vegetation is extraordinarily rich and diverse, the Agulhas Plain was recently declared a National Park . More than 2000 different plants grow there, 100 of them are exclusive to this area.

Neighbouring Struisbaai is an old fishing village, founded in the middle of the 19th century. Its harbour is still active. The pretty white-washed fishermens houses, the "Hotagterklip Cottages", have been well restored. They are under monument protection like the little thatched Anglican chapel, too.

Struisbaai's main attraction is the 14 kilometre long sandy beach, which has, in the last few years, attracted many holidaymakers, mainly Afrikaans speakers from Cape Town. The result is a number of holiday settlements.

Further information on the blue INFO page.

Photo top: the lighthouse at Cape Agulhas.
Bottom: Hotagterklip fishermen houses in Struisbaai.
Hotagterklip, Struisbaai

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