Cape Agulhas Guest House

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About The Cape Agulhas Guest House

Your search for L’Agulhas’ most charming accommodation ends at the Cape Agulhas Guest House. Our charming and historic guest house is the perfect choice for travellers seeking comfort and character next to the seafront. The Agulhas Guest House offers a relaxing and peaceful stay with panoramic ocean and mountain views of the Western Cape’s most iconic coastal town, located where the two oceans meet. 

This spectacular location, about 2km from the tip of Africa, and walking distance from the Agulhas Lighthouse, means guests are in for a holiday treat along the West Coast. Fresh sea air, cozy room options, and the opportunity to explore South Africa’s southernmost town await you at Cape Agulhas Guest House.

About Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas is a geographical landmark located at the southernmost tip of the African continent. Only 2.5 hours from Cape Town, L’Agulhas is recognised as South Africa’s most southern coastal village and holiday destination, marking the point where the Atlantic Ocean sand Indian Ocean meet.

But the remarkable charm of L’Agulhas doesn’t stop there. The Cape Agulhas and Struisbaai coastlines are renowned for being home to some of the best fishing spots in the world. The convergence of the two ocean currents and the shallow Agulhas sandbank have created a haven for local fishing charters, deep sea fishing enthusiasts and, of course, seafood lovers. 

Whale watching and marine life are also in abundance in L’Agulhas. Cape Agulhas remains one of the best places to watch Southern Right Whales on their journey to Cape Town’s coastal waters. Every year, between August and November, the southernmost point of Africa becomes home to migrating whales, dolphins, turtles, and female Southern Right Whales in search of shallow water and oxygen rich nurseries to birth their calves. Removed from the crowds of Hermanus and False Bay, Cape Agulhas is a rare delight for tourists and locals hoping to get up-close with the whales, as the region offers a more private and personalised whale watching experience.

Explore the beauty of Cape Agulhas

The History of Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of South Africa, has a fascinating history rich in exploration, trade routes, centuries of maritime navigation. The point of Africa served as a geographical landmark during the settling of South Africa and the establishment of a global commerce route, connecting the growing West with the prosperous East.

During the Age of Exploration in the 15th and 16th centuries, Portuguese explorers marked Cape Agulhas as a pivotal juncture on the maritime map. As the first recorded mariners to round this historic cape, they established it as a critical point for ships to replenish supplies while journeying eastward.

However, the tumultuous waters surrounding the tip of Africa tell countless tales of old world adventures, infamous shipwrecks, and epic struggles navigating the ‘Cape of Storms’. Here, the warm Agulhas Current from the Indian Ocean confronts the cold Benguela Current from the Atlantic Ocean, creating unpredictable and challenging conditions for seafarers.

To help guide ships and mark the southernmost tip of the continent, the Cape Agulhas Lighthouse was erected in 1848. As South Africa’s second-oldest operational lighthouse, it stands as a testament to the region’s enduring maritime heritage and its crucial role in global navigation.

Views of the Agulhas Lighthouse

The Cape Agulhas Guest House is beautifully situated to offer guests breathtaking views of Africa’s southernmost coastline, the expansive overberg mountains and nature reserve, and the iconic Cape Agulhas Lighthouse.

The guest house is situated within walking distance of the Agulhas Lighthouse, making it the perfect start for you to delve into the history of this unique Cape coastal region. At night, visitors can watch the Cape Agulhas Lighthouse come alive. Watch as it rotates and casts its guiding light across L’Agulhas, illuminating the windows of our guest house and creating a truly enchanting moment captured in time.

Enjoy Breakfast at the Struisbaai Harbour