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Cape Agulhas is famous between sailors for its winter storms and killer waves, sometimes reaching 30 meters (100 feet) high. This is why the coast is dotted with ship wrecks. The curvy coastline and the rocky beaches have a beauty of their own, but it is not as well known as the Cape of Good Hope, and some say, not as beautiful.

This area has recently been proclaimed the Agulhas National Park and has plenty to offer visitors. People can watch the southern right whales, the African black oystercatcher, there are more than two thousands indigenous plants, out of which one hundred are characteristic to this area.

Officially, Cape Agulhas is the point that separates the Atlantic Ocean from the Indian Ocean, but the actual division place fluctuates between Cape Agulhas and Cape Point. This is because the point where the Agulhas current meets the Benguela current fluctuates seasonally.

The red and white striped lighthouse, built in 1848 is now a national monument, has a small museum and a tearoom. The 71 steps will lead you to what is the best view of the area.

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