The village of L’agulhas is a small fishing village in the Western Cape province and known in particular from the Cape Agulhas: the southernmost point of the continent of Africa. In contrast to what many people think, this is not at the Cape of Good Hope, but about 170 km south-east of Cape Town. At Cape Agulhas, the Indian and Atlantic Ocean meet. Compared to the Cape of Good Hope, this Cape is less spectacular, but still beautiful with a rolling coastline and rocky beach.
The seabed off the coast is shallow and is therefore a suitable place to catch fish. In the winter there can be strong storms with waves of no less than 30 meters and in the course of time a lot of ships have already perished.
The area is particularly known for the Cape Agulhas National Park, recognized in 1999, where a variety of flora (including various species of fynbos) and birds can be found. Between August and October you have the chance to see whales and dolphins swim off the coast.