Originally named Cabo das Agulhas (Cape of Needles) by the Portuguese owing to the treacherous reef that has claimed many ships over the years. It was later (because of the French influence) renamed L’Agulhas.
The Cape Agulhas lighthouse was built in 1849 and is the second oldest working lighthouse in South Africa.
It is precisely 71 wooden steps to get you to the top of this beauty.
Tip of Africa
Visit the southern most tip of Africa and grab a selfie at the monument.
This monument indicating the Southern most tip of Africa was the main attraction.
The Shipwreck at Cape L’Agulhas
On 16 November 1982 a small Japanese fishing vessel, Meisho Maru No 38, did not survive the stormy conditions and ran aground. Fortunately all the crew managed to swim to shore and survive the ordeal.