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October 28, 2011

Cape Agulhas Guest House

Your Hosts: Babs and Louis Nell

Location: L’Agulhas also known as Agulhas and Cape Agulhas, the southernmost point in Africa

Description: Overnight or holiday stopover – L’Agulhas, Overberg.

Accommodation at the Cape Agulhas Guest House comprises of nine affordable double rooms; all with en-suite shower, and satellite television in all rooms.

Beautiful sea views from five sea facing windows.

Facilities also include:

~ A comfortable lounge with satellite TV and a reading room
~ Fully licensed bar
~ Bed & Breakfast
~ All other meals on request.
~ Laundry service.

Day trips and other activities which you may enjoy:

~ Coastal tours by 4×4 vehicle
~ Deep-sea fishing trips.
~ Surf and rock angling.
~ Organised sport.
~ Whale watching
~ Bird and game watching.
~ Swimming in the tidal pools and at the beach.
~ Walk along 14km of the purest white sandy beach in the world,
~ Trips to places of historical interest.
~ De Hoop Nature Reserve
~ Southernmost tip of Africa, only 2km from the guest house.
~ The Cape Agulhas Lighthouse and Lighthouse Museum, only 10 minutes walk.
~ Elim – Moravian Church Village
~ The Shipwreck Museum in Bredasdorp
~ Waenhuiskrans
~ The sea with its ancient fish traps and middens is only 150 metres from the front door.

Come and enjoy the peace and tranquility of this charming village. – Only 200 km from Cape Town International Airport.

Directions to Cape Agulhas Guest House

From Cape Town/Cape Town International Airport
Take the N2 national road via Somerset West, Grabouw and Bot River to Caledon. Turn right into Caledon town and follow that road, right through the town of Caledon. Be particularly aware of numerous speed zones and speed traps along the first 100km of your journey. The next village is Napier, about 50km from Caledon. Pass through Napier and 15km further you arrive at the town of Bredasdorp. At the 4th 4-way stop you turn right towards Struisbaai and L’Agulhas. The road is fairly well signposted. 30km further you arrive at Struisbaai. Drive through Struisbaai and you will see the sign “L’Agulhas”, indicating that you have arrived in Africa’s southernmost town of L’Agulhas. We are located exactly 2km from the entrance to L’Agulhas. The turn-off is marked with a standard brown and white roadsign and arrow. At night time the entire wall and gable of the building is brightly illuminated with blue floodlights. If you arrive during daytime, look for Cooper Street on your right (2km from the “Welcome in Agulhas” sign). If you miss Cooper Street, do not worry, take the next turn to your right which is Crescent Street. We are located at the corner of Cooper and Crescent Streets.

From the Garden Route

Follow the N2 national road in a westerly direction until you reach the town of Swellendam. Approximately 13km after Swellendam is a signpost on your left indicating “Bredasdorp” and the most southern tip of Africa. Bredasdorp is about 55km from the turn-off. At the first 4-way stop in Bredasdorp, turn left. At the next 4-way stop you turn right towards Struisbaai and L’Agulhas. From this point, follow the same directions as above.
Please remember to:
Drive carefully and safely at all times
Stick to speed limits
Drive on the left hand side of the road
Enjoy the scenery en-route.
We are located in one of a few habitats for the endangered blue crane bird (the National bird of South Africa)
Be aware of animals and owls in the road at night time.

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