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Beachcombers L' Agulhas – Home 4802951 B&B

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  • 1 night min stay

B&B / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

Beachcombers is a quaint and tasteful bed & breakfast, situated in the beautiful town of L'Agulhas at the southernmost tip of Africa. L'Agulhas is flanked by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Indian Ocean to the east, making this the official place where the two oceans meet and boasts rich marine, bird as well as botanical life. Beachcombers is conveniently situated on the main road into the village of L’Agulhas. We are within walking distance of nature reserves, hiking trails, the light house, shops and restaurants. Although we do not boast sea views we are a two minute walk from the beach and tidal pool. Visit our on site Jewelry Studio & Gallery. See http://www.darme.co.za

Location description from owner

The Cape Agulhas region

Our claim to fame “The Southernmost Tip of Africa”
Where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans officially meet.
Whale watching in

Beachcombers is a quaint and tasteful bed & breakfast, situated in the beautiful town of L'Agulhas at the southernmost tip of Africa. L'Agulhas is flanked by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Indian Ocean to the east, making this the official place where the two oceans meet and boasts rich marine, bird as well as botanical life. Beachcombers is conveniently situated on the main road into the village of L’Agulhas. We are within walking distance of nature reserves, hiking trails, the light house, shops and restaurants. Although we do not boast sea views we are a two minute walk from the beach and tidal pool. Visit our on site Jewelry Studio & Gallery. See http://www.darme.co.za

Location description from owner

The Cape Agulhas region

Our claim to fame “The Southernmost Tip of Africa”
Where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans officially meet.
Whale watching in season (July-November)
Renowned for birdwatching
3 tidal pools within walking distance - with lovely picnic areas.
Restaurants, shops and the famous lighthouse within walking distance from Beachcombers. The second oldest working Lighthouse in South Africa (built in 1848)
Struisbaai sports the longest natural beach in the Southern Hemisphere which stretches for a total of fourteen kilometres.
Fishing from beach or charter boats from Struisbaai's working harbour. Feed stingrays in the evenings at the harbour.
Hiking nature trials through l'Agulhas National Park.
De Hoop Nature Reserve.
Military Museum in Napier (only 45 km from Beachcombers B&B)
Old Toy museum with toys dating from the 1800's in Napier.
Kapula candle factory that have galleries internationally.(Bredasdorp)
Close to Arniston or visit Malgas for the day.
Shipwrecks/Shipwreck museum ( Bredasdorp)

Agulhas

L'Agulhas is the southernmost town in Africa and the closest to the point where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans officially meet. Early Portuguese seafarers rounding this dangerous cape christened it Golfo de Agulhas(Gulf of Needles). Later, due to French influence, the name underwent a further change and the town subsequently became known as L'Agulhas.
The name refers to the jagged rocks of the coastline and the fact that a compass needle shows a 26 degree deviation at this spot between true north and magnetic north. L'Agulhas gets it's rich heritage from the shipwreck survivors of many nationalities who settled in this remote place.
The windswept, ruggedly beautiful Agulhas Plain lays claim to the developing Agulhas National Park, which is host to more than 1 750 botanical species. The coastline supports a rich marine and intertidal life, with breeding sites of rare birds such as the African Black Oystercatcher and Southern Right whales can be seen at play in spring and early summer.

The country's second oldest working lighthouse was built here in 1848 in the Pharaohs style. You can browse the fascinating lighthouse museum and curio shop, stop for a cup of tea or a meal, or climb the 71 steps to the top of the Lighthouse. The “koppie”(small hill) behind the lighthouse provides a panoramic view of passing ships and the point at which the two oceans meet. The actual southernmost tip of Africa is marked by a simple cairn situated 1km west of the lighthouse.


East of the tip are “visvywers”(fish traps) which were created by inhabitants of the area thousands of years ago. These traps – constructed by building dams across shallow gullies – strand the fish on the outgoing tide. Some “visvywers” have been maintained through the centuries and are still used today. The discovery of stone hearths and pottery, together with shell middens, are a valuable historic and cultural legacy left by the Khoikhoi beach nomads, who lived along this coastline for centuries.

The water around the shoreline here is very shallow and Cape Agulhas is known to have one of the best fishing grounds in South Africa. L'Agulhas also has several hiking trails, and there are also tidal pools and rock pools for swimming. The small village of Suiderstrand is located just 5kms west of the southern tip, on the Atlantic Ocean side. Completely surrounded by the Agulhas National Park and the ocean, this village is a nature lover's paradise. Coastal walks and hikes through the National Park rewards the visitor with superb views, pristine beaches, pebble bays, rock pools and a unique marine lagoon.

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Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Single Beds
  • 1 En suite

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Internet access
  • TV
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Smoking
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About the owner

Claudette K
Calendar updated::
21 Apr 2017

Languages spoken: English


This B and B has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 21 Jul 2014. Located in Cape Agulhas, the average weekly rate is £360.

The property’s calendar was last updated on 21 Apr 2017.

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