The Southernmost Tip of Africa
The Southernmost Tip of Africa is easily accessible to the public by a short walk from the available parking just past the Agulhas Lighthouse. However, we recommend that you take the two and a bit kilometer walk from the Lighthouse along the boardwalk and along the coast to the Sentinel. There is so much beauty and majesty of walking at the Southernmost Tip of South Africa, that you need a little more time to soak it all in.
Meisho Maru Shipwreck
The meeting of the oceans (Atlantic and Indian) off the coast of Struisbaai, have claimed many ships over the years despite modern technology, better navigation and the Agulhas Lighthouse. This stretch of coastline is treated with great respect as many an accomplished mariner has met their match in the waters off the coast of the Southernmost Tip of South Africa. Fantastic photographs can be taken with sun-downers at the site of the Meisho Maru’s final resting place.
The longest beach in the Southern Hemisphere
Struisbaai beach stretches for 14 Km from close to the harbour towards Arniston. This golden sandy beach is perfect for family beach days, long walks, whale watching and fishing. The ocean is calm, warm and slopes away very gradually, making it ideal for kids who want to splash around.
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse
Discover the Southernmost Lighthouse in South Africa. The Cape Agulhas Lighthouse is one of the oldest lighthouses in South Africa and was declared a national monument in 1973. The lighthouse is managed by the Transnet National Ports Authority and is open to the public from 09h00 to 17h00 daily. We recommend that you climb to the top of the lighthouse for stunning views of the passing ships and the Cape Agulhas coastline.