The famous red and white Cape Agulhas Lighthouse, the 3rd to be built on the South African coast, in 1840, is a unique design based on the Pharos of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Restored in 1968, after being declared unsafe, the lighthouse is today a National Monument with its own museum.
Climb the 70 odd steps to the top of the lighthouse and have a spectacular view of the meeting place of the oceans.
The lighthouse was declared a museum in 1973 and serves a dual purpose as a lighthouse and museum.
The massive lighthouse, built in 1848, is worth a visit. Despite today's satellite navigation systems on modern vessels, the lighthouse is still fully operational. The mighty lights have a range of almost 60 kilometres. The tower can be visited.
Lots of people believe the Indian (warmer) and Atlantic (colder) oceans meet at Cape Point not to far from Cape Town (where the Dias monument is) . It is actually a lot further away near a little town called Struisbaai. It's worth the drive. On the way stop at Hermanus, Onrus,Kleinmond etc.
Where the oceans meet may be debatable but Agulhas is the most southern tip of the African continent. It is rocky, windy, and gives you a feeling of how immense the world is. On the other hand that means more places to see. Hurry!
The lady that runs this place is so friendly, you just want to stay for a long time. She has some extremely nice paintings from local artists in her gallery. Well worth a visit.
Not long to go, then we will be at the most southern point in Africa where the Indian & the Atlantic oceans truely meet.
Take a look at the beach on Cape Agulhas. The side of the Indian Ocean is somewhat warmer and less windy than the side of the Atlantic.
such a great experience to walk along the coast and find caves...climb into them and explore...arnistons coast has many caves to see.....