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Western Cape Coast: Algulas

Where is it?

Latitude: 34° 49.08’ S
Longitude: 20° 00’.6’ E

How to get there:

The quickest route is to follow the N2 from Cape Town, turn off onto the R316 at Caledon, proceed through Napier and Bredasdorp where you can take the R319 to Struisbaai then l’Agulhas.

The Cape Agulhas Lighthouse is situated close to the southern tip of Africa immediately to the southwest of the town of L’Agulhas, ±2½ hours drive from Cape Town.

Of interest

Cape Agulhas Lighthouse, the 3rd lighthouse to be built on the South African coast was commissioned on 1 March 1849. The lighthouse has a unique design that is based on the Pharos of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The original structure was declared unsafe in 1966 and was replaced with a lattice structure in 1968. The community was largely responsible for the restoration of the original structure and the lighthouse was inaugurated again on 25 March 1988 after having being out of service for 20 years.

The Lighthouse, which was declared a National Monument in 1973 is located within the Agulhas National Park.

Visiting Hours
Mondays to Fridays 09h00 to 17h00
Weekends & Public Holidays 09h00 to 17h00
Entrance Fee
Adults : R13.70
Children under 12: R6.90
Pensioners: R9.20
Adult Tour Groups: R9.20
Students (with ID cards) R9.20
School Groups: R5.70
Contact Details
General Enquiries Tel: +27 28 435 6078
Fax: +27 28 435 6225
alettaf@saTransnet National Port

 On offer

  • Visit to the lighthouse
  • Lighthouse museum, is located in the building annexed the lighthouse
  • Restaurant
  • Curios and memorabilia on sale
  • National Park