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At the southernmost tip of the African continent, Cape Agulhas Lighthouse remains one of South Africa's oldest operating lighthouses. Constructed in the 1840s, the lighthouse features a red-and-white tower linked to the keeper's house, which now houses a museum and cafe. Climb to the top for expansive views towards Antarctica. Add Cape Agulhas Lighthouse to your Cape Agulhas travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Cape Agulhas trip app .
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Cape Agulhas Lighthouse Reviews
Dentro c'è una piccola mostra sulla storia del faro piacevole da vedere. Poi si inizia una vera e propria arrampicata fino alla punta. Non è adatto per chi ha le vertigini e per chi è claustrofobico m... more »Inside there is a small exhibition on the history of the lighthouse pleasant to see. Then you start a real climb up to the tip. It is not suitable for those who are dizzy and for those who are claustrophobic but the girl at the reception will not fail to tell you.
If you want that extra view worth going inside and climbing up. Beware though not for the faint hearted as the steps (ladders) are steep and narrow. The museum at the bottom is very interesting too. more »
A view of the Southern Most Point in Africa. The stairs are steep, nearly like climbing a ladder, so wear good shoes. If you have flip-flops, be ready to take them off for extra grip. The museum is informative and gives a nice overview of the lighthouse system in South Africa.
Awesome place to visit. Has a lovely museum inside that you can walk though. I enjoyed my visit. Climbing up to the top of the light house is not for the faint hearted.
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