Whether you want to travel with your bae, your bestie, or as a single independent queen, Agulhas National Park in the Western Cape is a beautiful, unique destination! Lighthouses, hiking trails, award-winning wine estates and romantic lagoons with ocean views – Agulhas has it all!
Where to stay…
A gorgeous, thatched-roof, log cabin with undisturbed views of the ocean was our home for the weekend. The cabins all have two bedrooms, (with either 2 double beds, or 1 double bed and two single beds). They are fully furnished, perfect for a self catering vacay!
What to do:
1. 71 Steps to the Top of A Lighthouse
The historic Cape Agulhas Lighthouse is situated at Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa. It was the third lighthouse to be built in South Africa, and the second-oldest still operating, after Green Point. 71 ladder steps to the top – the view is incredible – a must on the to-do list of activities!
2. Take A dip in the Lagoon & A stroll by the Ocean
Within walking distance of the log cabins at the Rest camp, is a crystal clear lagoon, with water warmer than the ocean and a white pebble beach. It’s the perfect place for a pic – and only a stone throw away from the ocean!
3. The Southern Most Point of Africa
Directly between the Indian and the Atlantic Ocean, we sat at the very southern most point of Mother Africa! With a board-walk completed in December 2017, you can walk along the coast with your bestie! Loved this!
4. Wine Not?
It would almost be a crime to go to the Western Cape and not go to a wine estate or two…. so we did just that! Starting with the boutique Zoetendal Wine Farm, where we paired our wine tasting with a delicious platter. The platter had an array of local produce like olives and cheeses, as well as freshly baked bread and salami cured in-house!
Next we went to one of the award winning wine estates – the Black Oystercatcher – a modern estate that boasts a diverse range of wines, beautiful restaurant, wedding venue, and holiday cottages on the property.
5. The Rasperpunt Hiking Trail
The Rasperpunt Hiking Trail is a short, easy to hike, circular trail that starts at the Meisho Maru shipwreck. The Rasperpunt trail is not very long, 5.5 kilometres in all, and one that takes you from the water’s edge up to the top of the dune via rocky sea pools and wonderful dune fynbos
FUN FACT : The ship wreck is a Japanese tuna ship that came aground in 1982, but one of very few without casualties, as all 17 members of the crew managed to swim to shore.
Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post! I truly hope it will encourage you to travel locally because South Africa is such a diverse, beautiful country! For more info on this park go to Agulhas National Park – SAN Parks Website
Special thanks to South Africa National Parks for yet another amazing escape from the city, and to my incredible friends @QueenOfJozi and @GemaenTaylor for sharing this experience with me!