Agulhas National Park

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Agulhas National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
A lighthouse tower painted in red and white stripes.
The Cape Agulhas lighthouse
Agulhas National Park is located around Cape Agulhas, the southernmost point of Africa, in the Western Cape province of South Africa.
Agulhas National Park is located around Cape Agulhas, the southernmost point of Africa, in the Western Cape province of South Africa.
Location Western Cape, South Africa
Nearest city Struisbaai
Coordinates 34°50′S 20°00′E / 34.833°S 20.000°E / -34.833; 20.000Coordinates: 34°50′S 20°00′E / 34.833°S 20.000°E / -34.833; 20.000
Area 20,959 hectares (51,790 acres)
Established 14 September 1998
Governing body South African National Parks
http://www.sanparks.org/parks/agulhas/

The Agulhas National Park is a South African national park located in the Agulhas Plain in the southern Overberg region of the Western Cape, about 200 kilometres (120 mi) south-east of Cape Town. The park stetches along the coastal plain between the towns of Gansbaai and Struisbaai, and includes the southern tip of Africa at Cape Agulhas. As of January 2009 it covered an area of 20,959 hectares (51,790 acres).[1]

Points of interest[edit]

Plaque at Cape Agulhas

The primary tourist attraction in the park is Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa and the official meeting-point of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Nearby is the Agulhas lighthouse, the second-oldest lighthouse in South Africa, which also includes a small museum and tearoom.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Agulhas National Park: Park Management Plan 2009 – 2013" (PDF). South African National Parks. 24 February 2009. p. 9. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 

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