Cape Agulhas Lighthouse, L'Agulhas

4.5
#2 of 10 in Historic Sites in Overberg District
At the southernmost tip of the African continent, Cape Agulhas Lighthouse remains one of South Africa's oldest operating lighthouses. Constructed in the 1840s, the lighthouse features a red-and-white tower linked to the keeper's house, which now houses a museum and cafe. Climb to the top for expansive views towards Antarctica. Add Cape Agulhas Lighthouse to your Cape Agulhas travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Cape Agulhas trip app .
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  • The lighthouse is a nice spot, when you come to the Tip of Africa. Behind the lighthouse is a parking, so you van walk around and to the Tip of Africa.  more »
  • The lighthouse is a great stepping off point, to visit the tip of Africa and offers some fantastic views from the light itself.  more »
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  • A view of the Southern Most Point in Africa. The stairs are steep, nearly like climbing a ladder, so wear good shoes. If you have flip-flops, be ready to take them off for extra grip. The museum is informative and gives a nice overview of the lighthouse system in South Africa.
  • Awesome place to visit. Has a lovely museum inside that you can walk though. I enjoyed my visit. Climbing up to the top of the light house is not for the faint hearted.
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