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 Post subject: Aghulus help please
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:38 pm 
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For this years "Cape Town" trip we're thinking of fitting in 3 nights at Aghulus. As there are just 2 of us we'd need to be at what looks like a new small wooden camp, accom for 2 R840ish per night. Looks lovely but where is it? The nearest I think I got was to put coordinates for Aghulus Gate into google earth maps. Is it near there and if so are there views of the sea?
Are you free to come and go any hours as we found we were at Wilderness last year? A really useful thing to know before you buy in supplies on way.
Accom at De Hoop was even more expensive.
We stayed at West Coast NP for the two years before that at Duinipos, the accom. and the NP was superb, and Wilderness last year as lovely as other people here said.
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 Post subject: Re: Aghulus help please
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Hi jacquiandphil, :D
Here is a link to the page with directions :wink: Hope you have a wonderful trip

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 Post subject: Re: Aghulus help please
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Hi Jacquiandphil, welcome to the forums.

I think the camp is Agulhas Rest camp and it appears the co ordinates are S 34° 48’45.9” E 19° 56’30.2”. I've entered them into GE and they do seem to be correct.

From the web site:
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This small camp is located 10,3km from the Cape Agulhas Lighthouse. The camp was placed and designed to meet high environmental standards and according to the ‘touch-the-earth-lightly’ principles by which, inter alia, development was limited to disturbed sites.

Accommodation comprises four two-bed and four four-bed self-catering chalets. The four bed units comprise two separate bedrooms each with own bathroom (shower and toilet) en-suite.
http://www.sanparks.org/parks/agulhas/tourism/accommodation.php

Some writings about the park I've found on the web:

http://www.yearinthewild.com/our-journey/?step=287
http://roxannereid.weebly.com/1/archives/03-2011/1.html

Hope this helps.

The park is on my list of places I need to see, so perhaps if you do book, you'll come back and tell us all about it?

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 Post subject: Re: Aghulus help please
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Hi jacquiandphil and a warm welcome to the forum. :D :D

Agulhas NP is really great place to visit.
If you like you can read my trip report here
It may give you a little more insight before visiting!!!

Enjoy !!! :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Aghulus help please
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How on earth did I miss your TR Caracal? (Brilliant as always).

I really need to visit, bush and sea is my idea of heaven.

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How on earth did I miss your TR Caracal? (Brilliant as always).

I really need to visit, bush and sea is my idea of heaven.


Thank you saraf :) I am glad you enjoyed it ! :D


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Hi there

Is there anyone who knows if you can leave Agulhus Camp for dinner? It will be our first night in SA and if we can help it we don't want to stop for too many supplies that day ....... ok,I confess, the bottle store will be visited :roll: but if we can get away with going somewhere for dinner that would help us!

Caracal, I know you stayed there a while back - do you know?

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Hi Issy

As we were not going to leave camp I did not really take note of the gate closing time. :redface: I have in fact just made a phone call for you...the gates are manned 24 hrs so yes you may leave the camp for dinner. The offices are in Agulhas itself and are only open until 17h00. Make sure you check in and collect your keys before that .
Enjoy !!! :thumbs_up:


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Hi Caracal - I knew i could count on you!!! :gflower:

Thanks so much for this info - it will make the mad dash to Agulhus a little less stressful :lol:

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Only a pleasure Issy..let me know if there is anything else I can do to help alleviate the stress !!!! :D


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:thumbs_up: :D

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icurrie wrote:
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... ok,I confess, the bottle store will be visited



There is a very Wine Shop in Aghulas


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Hi Tiko - that sounds good ...... will have to visit :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Aghulus help please
Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:57 pm 
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Thank you. Thanks to your help we've decided to stay where we can see the sea, wont be until October/Nov. Followed one of the links and we're going to try to get Drifwood by Dallene Matthee, as its set in the area, but as its out of print in UK we'll try to pick up a copy at JoB. airport in August on out way to or from Kruger. This made me think of something I read elsewhere in the forum re Parks shops; we enjoy reading fiction set in an area we're visiting/visited, I expect many others do too. Satara sometimes has something to tempt us. Once again thanks

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Just spent the past few days at Agulhas.

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a new small wooden camp, accom for 2 R840ish per night. Looks lovely but where is it? The nearest I think I got was to put coordinates for Aghulus Gate into google earth maps. Is it near there and if so are there views of the sea?
These are very close to the sea - to a lovely safe swimming lagoon in fact, and have a nice view of the sea.

It looks as if soon the new Reception area will be opened and this is in the park, close to the camp of wooden cottages. It also looks like there will be a small shop there.

There is a bottlestore and winebar in Agulhas itself, with some nice places to eat at. The local shop also seems well stocked if one wants to guy some self catering supplies.

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