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L'Agulhas

L'Aghulhas is the southern-most town in Africa. Here, the two currents of the Atlantic and Indian oceans, the Benguela and the Aghulhas meet to form a dangerous coastline also known as the 'Cape of Storms' region. Numerous shipwrecks of explorers looking to find shorter routes can be found along the shoreline.

The coastline supports many bird species, such as the African Black Oystercatcher, that can be found in the newly proclaimed Aghulhas National Park or on one of the many islands along the coastline. Southern Right whales can also be found along the shores in spring and early summer.

The famous Aghulhas lighthouse , dating back from 1848, is the second oldest working lighthouse in South Africa , sending its 11-million candlepower beam far over the dark sea. The hill behind the lighthouse offers a magnificent view of the point where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. In the shallow gullies near the Lighthouse, the remains of ancient fish traps can still be seen.

 

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