The History of L'Agulhas
AgulhasL’Agulhas is the southernmost town in Africa.  Being located at the very tip of the legendary foot of Africa, it is a prime tourist destination.  The koppie behind the Cape Agulhas Lighthouse offers a panoramic view of the point where the Atlantis and Indian Oceans meet, and of passing ships.  In the shallow coastal gullies near the Lighthouse, the remains of ancient fish traps – made by packing layers of rocks around the pools where the original Khoe khoe inhabitants collected their fish – still be seen.

Southernmost tip:  Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet.  Exact location marked by cairn.

Cape Agulhas Lighthouse:  Second oldest working lighthouse in South Africa.  Erected in 1848 and restored in 1988 to original plan.  Built in Pharos style.  Restaurant and Lighthouse museum.

Wreck of Meisho Maru 38:  Still visible from shore 4km west of L’Agulhas.


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