What sets the Agulhas National Park apart is its rich diversity of flora and archaeological significance. The coastal plains of this Western Cape Nature Reserve in South Africa hold many secrets for nature lovers. You'll discover fascinating ecological habitats, Shipwrecks, National Monuments and signs of ancient Settlements, in this nature conservation area. The Agulhas National Park is the mainstay of the Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative, whose aim is to address the main threats to the globally significant: 'Lowland Fynbos Biodiversity Area of the Agulhas Plain'. This then improves the livelihoods of the region’s Local Communities.

Agulhas has a number of Wetlands, where endangered flora and fauna can be found such as: 'the Cape Plantana and the Micro Frog as well as a large number of Bird life.' The coastline is home to diverse marine and intertidal life. This intertidal zone is: an ecosystem found on marine shorelines, where a multitude of organisms living on the shore survive changes between high and low tides.  Here you could spot the rare African Black Oystercatcher, and in the second half of the year you can keep a lookout for Southern Right Whales on their seasonal migration.

You can also enjoy a variety of hikes, walks and trails, also bird watching and fishing in the park. There are plenty of pubs and restaurants, shops, banks, and other amenities to be found in surrounding Towns of: Agulhas, Struisbaai or Bredasdorp. You could also visit the Cape Agulhas Lighthouse and Museum in Agulhas. The Cape Agulhas Lighthouse Museum was opened in 1994 and is the only one of its kind that is found in Africa. The museum is a wonderful historical source of not only the lighthouse but also of the old fish traps that were used hundreds of years ago by the indigenous Khoisan people, these traps are made out of stone!

The Museum at Cape Agulhas Lighthouse, invites you to explore and discover all that it has to offer. If you’re feeling fit enough you can make your way up the 71 steps to the top of the lighthouse. ("The view is breath taking and well worth the trip!")

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