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Agulhas National Park
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 (270º) 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


R868.00 per unit

  • Agulhas National Park - Bergplaas
  • Agulhas National Park - Renoster Cottage (CO2Z)
  • Agulhas National Park - Renosterkop Family Cottage (FA4)
  • Agulhas National Park - Lagoon House (Exterior)
  • Agulhas National Park - Lagoon House (Lounge)
  • Agulhas National Park - Lagoon House (View)
  • Agulhas National Park - Lagoon House (Bathroom)
  • Agulhas National Park - Lagoon House (Bedroom)
  • Agulhas National Park - Rest Camp
  • Agulhas National Park - Rest Camp Chalet (CH2) Living Area
  • Agulhas National Park - Rest Camp Chalet (CH2) Bedroom
  • Agulhas National Park - Rest Camp Chalet (CH2) View
  • Agulhas National Park - Southern Tip of Africa

Facilities & Services:

  • Children under 12 years
  • Honeymoon Couples
  • Elderly
  • Parking (off-street - open)

Agulhas National Park Activities:

The Agulhas area has several attractions, which draw tourists to its shores each year. The nearby towns L’Agulhas 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 tip’s 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.

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Health & 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.

Agulhas National Park Guest Reviews

Average Guest Rating: 
  4.9 out of 5 based on 9 reviews. - View all Guest Reviews

This is really a 5 star facility- absolutely beautiful and loved the chalet. Thanks for handling our bookings so professionally SA Places!
 Reviewed by Danie ans Antoinette Bronkhorst on 23 July 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!
 Reviewed by Marcela Nering over a year ago

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.
 Reviewed by Joerg Falk over a year ago

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.
 Reviewed by Tracey Hammond over a year ago

Other Accommodation near Agulhas National Park:

Accommodation options within 8km from Agulhas National Park include:

South Point Self Catering and B&B

South Point Self Catering and B&B

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South Point is a small personal establishment consisting of 4 clean, cosy self catering units. Situated within 150 m from the sea, ancient fish traps, coffee shops, restaurants and the gates to the Agulhas National Park at the southernmost tip.

From: R510.00
per person sharing
Agulhas Country Lodge

Agulhas Country Lodge

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Agulhas Guest House is a unique stone building with spectacular sea views.Eight stylish bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. Whale-watching and log-burning fireplaces in winter. Excellent dinners are served.