Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Game Reserve in Bontebok National Park (94 km from Agulhas)
The smallest of South Africa’s National Parks lacks nothing in beauty. As part of the Cape Floral Kingdom, it’s one of the country’s 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and you’ll always see something in flower.Bontebok National Park plays a significant role in biodiversity conservation. Along with protecting endangered birds and plant species so rare...
Struisbaai (5.1 km from Agulhas)
The longest, uninterrupted white beach in the Southern Hemisphere? It's right here at Struisbaai - all 14 kilometres of it! Struisbaai beach is a wonderful walking beach with safe swimming. The quaint, bustling fishing harbour attracts photographers and artists alike and is an impressive sight when the fishing boats come in. Most of their catch is...
Suiderstrand (6.7 km from Agulhas)
The beach found at Suiderstrand is a gorgeous stretch of pristine white sand set across this sleepy seaside village.
The coast also sports plenty of rock pools, a marine lagoon, and pebbly bays to explore.
Game Reserve in De Mond Nature Reserve (14 km from Agulhas)
As it name suggests, De Mond is a nature reserve located at the mouth of the Heuningnes River, between the two small towns of Arniston and Struisbaai.The reserve's vegetation is typical of coastal estuarine environments, comprising dominantly of dune milkwood forest and fynbos. This forms a habitat for many small antelope such as the grysbok,...
De Mond Nature Reserve (15.1 km from Agulhas)
The Sterna Trail starts near the De Mond Nature Reserve office and meanders to an atmospheric suspension bridge over the Heuningnes River. From here it leads through coastal forest and fynbos to the estuary and beach. This circular trail is named after the rare Damara tern, Sterna balaenarum.
Duration: 3 hours
Distance: 7 km
De Mond Nature Reserve (15.9 km from Agulhas)
The De Mond to Arniston Trail follows the De Mond Nature Reserve coastline to Waenhuiskrans Cave. Historical landmarks along the way include stonewall fish traps and middens that were constructed by the Khoisan. Also of interest is the relic of an old shipping beacon.
Duration: 4 hours
Game Reserve in Agulhas National Park (20.3 km from Agulhas)
Agulhas National Park is situated on the southernmost tip of Africa and boasts a number of exciting things to see, such as the southern right whale, African black oystercatcher, damara tern and Cape platana. The most popular attraction, the Cape Agulhas Lighthouse and Museum is the second oldest working lighthouse in southern Africa, with 71 steps...
Arniston (28.4 km from Agulhas)
Arniston, Waenhuiskrans or Kassiesbaai? In reality all three names apply to this multi-faceted gem of a Southern Overberg coastal town. Arniston is a true mixture of, not only name, but many other things too.
The name Arniston commemorates an 1815 shipwreck; the Waenhuiskrans (wagon-house cliff) is so named after a massive limestone cave close...
Arniston (29.1 km from Agulhas)
The alluring fishing village with its humble cottages and unusual houses hugging the soft sand cliff above a majestic bay sets an ever-changing canvas of brilliant whites and blues.
Arniston (31 km from Agulhas)
Picturesque Arniston Beach is typified by soft undulating sand dunes in stark contrast with dark jagged cliffs. This pretty area in the Overberg is a sought after destination for artists and photographers, and the entire fishing village is one of the country’s National Monuments.
Local fishermen still live in the lime-washed and thatched cottages...
Galleries and Museums
Bredasdorp (31.6 km from Agulhas)
This treasure chest of a museum specialises in shipwrecks along the South African coastline and contains showpieces specific to the Overberg.
Three sections make up the museaum – one of which is the Shipwreck Museum. Housed in the old former Independent Church, you will find an amazing assortment of cannons, figureheads, chinaware, coins, ships'...
Bredasdorp (31.7 km from Agulhas)
Situated in the heart of Bredasdorp, EnviroWines Wine Shop offers exceptional wines produced through environmentally friendly practices and certified by independent environmental auditors.
The EnviroWines concept aims to give recognition and publicity to wineries that make a special effort in using sustainable practices that minimize negative...
Bredasdorp (32.5 km from Agulhas)
The 'warm art of Africa' lives in Bredasdorp! Visit the colourful Kapula Candles shop in Bredasdorp - the only Kapula store in South Africa. Entrepeneur Ilse Appelgryn started making candles at her home in Bredasdorp with the skill, equipment and inspiration left to her by her Aunt Jo. She called her company Kapula Candles, short for her...
Pearly Beach (37.5 km from Agulhas)
The Perlemoen trail is a three-day hiking route stretching across the coast from Quoin Point Nature Reserve, along Pearly Beach, to Gansbaai. The less energetic can book the day two or three hiking trail for a shorter experience.
On day one, the trail starts at De Dam, and leads you along the coast to Buffelsjag (15 km). You will have the option...
Napier (40.9 km from Agulhas)
Every Saturday morning sees the sleepy village of Napier come alive as the industrious local residents disply their wares at the local market. Goods for sale include jams and reserves, olive products, ceramics, home made ice cream, locally produced cheeses, clothing and much more.