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Agulhas National Park

Agulhas National Park
A lighthouse tower painted in red and white stripes.
The Cape Agulhas lighthouse
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LocationWestern Cape, South Africa
Nearest cityStruisbaai
Coordinates34°50′S 20°00′E / 34.833°S 20.000°E / -34.833; 20.000
Area209.59 km2 (80.92 sq mi)
Established14 September 1998
Governing bodySouth African National Parks
www.sanparks.org/parks/agulhas/
Agulhas National Park is located in South Africa
Agulhas National Park
Agulhas National Park (South Africa)

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 stretches 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] Although one of the smallest national parks in South Africa,[2] it boasts 2,000 native plant species and a wetland that provides refuge to birds and amphibians.

Points of interest

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

  1. ^ "Agulhas National Park: Park Management Plan 2009 – 2013" (PDF). South African National Parks. 24 February 2009. p. 9. Retrieved 13 February 2010.
  2. ^ HAT Taal-en-feitegids. Pearson. December 2013. ISBN 978-1-77578-243-8.
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