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Overnight visitors must check-in during office hours (Mondays to Fridays from 7:30am to 6:00pm, Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays from 9:00am to 5:00pm) at 214 Main Road, Agulhas (the last building on the right before the lighthouse).

The windswept, ruggedly beautiful coastal plain at the southern-most tip of Africa, with its rich cultural and natural heritage, has recently been proclaimed as the Agulhas National Park.

Agulhas has always had its mysteries and adventure, and still captures the imagination of contemporary explorers. Amongst the mysteries associated with this region, is the legendary 'Cape of Storms' which wrecked many ships en route to the east via Cape Agulhas.

Ancient people also left their mark on the landscape - a cultural heritage that dates back thousands of years to when the Khoi-khoi people trapped fish using ingeniously constructed tidal traps.

Accommodation at Agulhas National Park
The park has 5 different accommodation offers:
* Lagoon House
* Agulhas Rest Camp
* Rhenosterkop Guest Cottages
* Bergplaas Guest House
* Rietfontein Guest Cottages

Accommodation is serviced daily (except for the washing of dishes) and is equipped with bedding and towels.

Keys must be collected and returned to Reception on check out at 214 Main Road, Agulhas (last building on the right before the lighthouse).

Lagoon House
This historic house, located 10,3km from the Cape Agulhas Lighthouse and the Park's Office, is situated on a peninsula to the west of the Suiderstrand enclave (of private residents) and with the sea comprising about three-quarters (270) of the view from this house, it has an awesome location.

Lagoon House (sleeps 8):
- 2 bedrooms inhouse
- 2 bedrooms with external enterance
- Consists of 4 bedrooms
- Dinning room 8 seater
- Equipped kitchen
- External rooms have en suite bathrooms - toilet & shower
- Lockup garage for 1 car
- Lounge over looking sea
- Microwave & Fridge
- Patio & Barbeque faclitities
- Sharing bathroom ( bath, shower & toilet)-inhouse

Agulhas Rest Camp
This brand new small camp is located 10,3km from the Cape Agulhas Lighthouse and the Park's Office; and comprises four two-bed and four four-bed luxury self-catering chalets.

Chalet (sleeps 2 and 2 children)
- Ceiling fans
- Check in at SANParks office west of Lighthouse
- En-suite bedroom with double bed (or 2 single beds)
- Fully equipped kitchen, 2 plate stove (No Oven)
- Microwave & Fridge
- Open plan lounge / kitchen area
- Patio & Barbeque faclitities
- Sleeper couch only suitable for children under 12

Family Chalet (sleeps 4)
- 1 bedroom with 2 single beds
- 1 bedroom with double bed
- 2 en-suite bathrooms (w/c and shower)
- Ceiling fans

Rhenosterkop Guest Cottages

Rhenosterkop is situated inland about 25km from the Park's Office (which is 100m from the Lighthouse)

Rhenosterkop Cottage (sleeps 2)
- 1 bedroom with 2 single beds
- Energy requirements provided by solar panels
- Hot water & refrigeration
- Solar panels for lighting, & gas for cooking
- Tiolet & Shower
- Universally Accessible

Rhenosterkop Family Cottage (sleeps 4)
Rhenosterkop is situated inland about 25km from the Park's Office (which is 100m from the Lighthouse) offering:
- 1 bathroom with WC and shower
- 2 bedrooms, each with 2 single beds
- Hot water & refrigeration
- Solar panels for lighting, & gas for cooking

Rietfontein Guest Cottages:
The homestead is situated 63km from the Cape Agulhas Lighthouse off the Struisbaai / Elim road. The road is a gravel road of approximately 40 kilometres and a 4x4 or a high clearance vehicle is required. It is advisable to contact the park prior to booking to confirm road conditions. Travelling time from the reception office to the farmstead is approximately 45 minutes.

- Energy requirements are provided by solar panels for lighting and gas for cooking, hot water and refrigeration.
- The homestead comprises of four two-bed units with bathroom (toilet and shower) and kitchen facilities.
- There is also a barn with one two-bed unit with bathroom (toilet and shower) and there is also a large adjacent room where group gatherings can be accommodated.

Bergplaas Guest House
The guest house is located 36km inland from the the Park's Office and Cape Lighthouse and sleeps 10 people.

- 1 bathroom (wc & s) suited for mobility challenged
- 1 loft bedroom with 2 single beds
- 2 en-suite bathrooms (w/c and shower)
- 4 bedrooms, each with 2 single beds
- Fully equipped kitchen with 4 plate stove/ oven
- Microwave & Fridge
- One en-suite bathroom (wc and bath)

Things to see within the surrounding area of Agulhas National Park:
- Southernmost tip of Africa
- The Cape Agulhas Lighthouse
- Rasperpunt fish traps
- Southern Right Whale - between June and November
- African Black Oystercatcher - is endangered with a population of less than 5000 adults
- Saltpans

Important Notice
1. Accommodation rates do not include Conservation Fees which are payable at the entrance gates.
2. Please ensure that you are familiar with the Rules & Regulations of National Parks before making a booking.

Check in at SANParks office 100m west of the Lighthouse in Cape Agulhas.

Main Entrance Gate: 07:00 - 19:00

Health and Climate:
The Agulhas area has a Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers and cool wet winters. Prevailing winds blow from the southeast in the summer and the northwest in the winter.
The Agulhas area receives approximately 450 mm of rainfall per annum.
Activities:

The Agulhas area has several attractions, which draw tourists to its shores each year. The nearby towns LAgulhas and Struisbaai offer several water sports such as swimming and angling.

Within the confines of the developing national park, tourists can enjoy the following places of interest:
* The southern-most point of Africa The official position of the tip is 34 49 58" south and 20 00 12 east. A cairn marks the tips exact location. It is at this longitudinal point that the Atlantic and Indian oceans officially meet.

* The lighthouse at Cape Agulhas The lighthouse was built to aid the early explorers on their passage of the rough seas off Cape Agulhas. Seventy-one steps lead up to the top of the second oldest working lighthouse in southern Africa. Stone mined from the adjacent limestone quarry provided the raw materials for its construction.

The building also houses a unique lighthouse museum. Remains of ancient stone fish traps used by the Khoisan people can be seen to the east of the lighthouse.

* Graveyard of ships The Zoetendal, Birkenhead and Armiston are some of the many shipwrecks found along the Agulhas coastline. Showpieces from these shipwrecks are on display at the Bredasdorp Shipwreck museum. Visitors to the are can still see the remains of the Meisho Maru 38 wreck on the shores of Cape Agulhas.

* Fynbos The Agulhas Plain has great diversity of flora. The Agulhas area contains representatives of unique vegetation such as limestone fynbos. Although most species bloom between May and September, there are flowers to be enjoyed in any season.

It has approximately 2000 species of indigenous plants including 100 which are endemic to the area and over 110 Red Data Book species.

* Whale watching in season - November to January

* Animals to seek include the Southern Right Whale, African Black Oystercatcher, Damara Tern and Cape Platana.

Cancellation Policy:
In addition to the full cancellation of a reservation, any amendment to an existing reservation, which results in the value of the revised reservation being less than the original value, could result in cancellation fees being levied, according to the following schedule:
- No cancellation fees will be incurred for cancellations or changes 46 days or more prior to arrival;
- Cancellations fees of 50% of the total reservation is payable for cancellations and changes received between 45 and 30 days prior to arrival;
- A 100% cancellation fee is payable for cancellations received within 29 days of arrival;
- A 100% cancellation fee is payable for non-arrivals (no-shows).
If the arrival date of the itinerary is postponed prior to or on date of arrival and then cancelled at a later stage, the fees that applied at the time of amendment will be enforced if the amount is greater than the new cancellation fees.
Modification and cancellation charges may be levied on any other reservations amended or cancelled online, irrespective of the channel through which the reservations were originally made, and subject to the terms and conditions.

- Conservation levy is always excluded from the booking amount and needs to be settled on arrival.
Facilities & Services available:
Children under 12 years
Elderly
Honeymoon Couples
Parking (off-street - open)

Agulhas National Park is a Self-Catering in Agulhas Western Cape South Africa
Directions:

Cape Agulhas is approximately 230 km from Cape Town. It can be accessed via the N2 route, turning off at Caledon and passing through Bredasdorp when coming from the west.

From the east, leave the N2 near Swellendam and pass through Bredasdorp to get to Cape Agulhas. The nearest towns are LAgulhas and the fishing village of Struisbaai.

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Rooms and Units Available at Agulhas National Park

Bergplaas Guest House (GH10)
8 single beds in 4 bedrooms, 2 single beds on loft
Maximum Persons per: 10
Chalet (CH2) (CH2D)
(D-double bed)
Maximum Persons per: 2
Chalet (CH2N)(CH2Z)
1 En-suite bedroom with 2 single beds, Ceiling fans, Fully equipped kitchen, 2 plate stove (no oven), Microwave & fridge, No additional persons allowed, No smoking, Open plan lounge / kitchen area, Patio & barbeque facilities
Maximum Persons per: 2
Family Chalet (FCH4 / FCH4D)
Maximum Persons per: 4
Family Chalet (FCH4DN)(FCH4Z)
1 bedroom with 2 single beds, 1 bedroom with double bed, 2 en-suite bathrooms (w/c and shower), Ceiling fans, Fully equipped kitchen, 2 plate stove (no oven), Microwave & fridge, No additional persons allowed, No smoking, Patio & barbeque facilities
Maximum Persons per: 4
Lagoon Guest House (GH8)
4 single beds
Maximum Persons per: 8
Renosterkop Cottage (CO2Z)
Unit accessible to the mobility challenged
Maximum Persons per: 2
Renosterkop Family Cottage (FA4)
Maximum Persons per: 4
Latest Reviews
Great service thanks!
Pierre Rabie Jul 2019
This is really a 5 star facility- absolutely beautiful and loved the chalet. Thanks for handling our bookings so professionally SA Places!
Danie ans Antoinette Bronkhorst Jul 2018
Our stay in Rest Camp at Agulhas National Park was awesome! I just loved the place and I wish I had more time to stay one more night! All the appliances was new and super clean, everything was so peaceful and beautiful!
Marcela Nering May 2017
You are looking for a remote place, not overcrowded? I liked it there, we had only one night. Well equipped self catering huts. Don`t forget a good book and sun protection.
Joerg Falk Aug 2015
The highlight of our family trip in South Africa - was enjoying the Lagoon house here - absolutely stunning, a beautiful part of the world. So happy we chose it.
Tracey Hammond Oct 2014