Agulhas National Park, Western Cape, South Africa
Accommodation: Self-catering cottages, homesteads, chalets
Activities: Hikes, walks and trails, fishing, swimming, bird and whale watching
Highlights: Beautiful, rugged landscapes and cultural heritage
Destination: The southern tip of Africa at L'Agulhas
What sets the Agulhas National Park apart is its rich diversity of flora and archaeological significance. The coastal plains of this Western Cape Nature Reserve in South Africa hold many secrets for nature lovers. You'll discover fascinating ecological habitats, shipwrecks, national monuments and signs of ancient settlements in this nature conservation area.
Agulhas has a number of wetlands where endangered flora and fauna can be found such as the Cape Plantana and the Micro Frog as well as prolific bird life. The coastline is home to diverse marine and intertidal life. Here you could spot the rare African Black Oystercatcher, and in the second half of the year you can keep a lookout for Southern Right Whales on their seasonal migration.
You can enjoy a variety of hikes, walks and trails, also bird watching and fishing in the park. There are no facilities in Agulhas National Park, but there are plenty of pubs and restaurants, shops, banks, and other amenities to be found in surrounding towns of L'Agulhas, Struisbaai or Bredasdorp. You could also visit the Cape Agulhas Lighthouse and Museum in L'Agulhas.