Cape Aghulas

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Cape Agulhas, South Africa

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The Southernmost point in Africa Nov 28, 2010
Cape Aghulas is the southernmost point in Africa, and the official dividing point between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean. However, it is visited by much fewer people than the more famous Cape of Good Hope, which also claim to be the dividing line (The truth is that the actual transition between the oceans fluctuate with the seasons).

There is a small marker on the spot, with a line for the obligatory photo of "me standing on the divinding line between two oceans".

It is also worth it to spend a few rand to climb the lighthouse to get a nice view of the coastline.

Cape Aghulas is to far away from for instance Cape Town to make it a daytrip, but it is nice for a weekendtrip if you have time, of for a stopover if you are travelling through South Africa. It is not so spectacular (and touristy) as Cape of Good Hope, but you can't get further south than this in Africa. So if you are the type who likes to have been at the most south, north, highest, lowest etc point of things, this is worth a visit.

The drive from Cape Town to Cape Aghulas takes you through som especacular nature, both on the highway through the mountains and on the coastal route.
The lighthouse on Cape Aghulas
The sharp rocks may have been the …
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