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Agulhas National Park

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Agulhas NP: INFO

Unread postby gwendolen » Sat Oct 08, 2005 1:11 pm

I just found this Agulhas video on the website. :D

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Unread postby leopardspotter » Sat Oct 08, 2005 1:40 pm

Iv been there for a motobike ride 8) and it is a very nice place, it is very simular to the West Coast NP.
I went up the lighthouse and looked over the Atlantic and the Indian ocean, it only cost's a few rands to get up top.

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Unread postby arks » Sat Oct 08, 2005 2:47 pm

I was there years ago (1984!!) and it is a wildly beautiful place.
The shipwreck is quite accessible. I love shipwrecks!!
And it must be great to climb the lighthouse, which wasn't open then.
Makes me want to visit again to see how it has changed and how it hasn't.

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Unread postby MarkWildDog » Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:24 pm

Agulhas is always good for spotting the Southern Right Whales.
Also keep an eye out for the elusive Cape Grysbok and the more common Cape Francolin.
If you are into birding this should be real fun.
With species such as...
Information on birding in the Agulhas region needs to be consolidated. Damara Tern breeds at De Mond Nature Reserve and can be seen along the coast.
Stanley’s Bustard, Blue Crane and Secretary bird are some of the larger, more visible species present, while Southern Tchagra, Large-billed (Thick-billed), Agulhas Clapper and Agulhas Long-billed Lark, Karoo Scrub Robin and Cape Bunting are common amongst the smaller species.


Once you reach the park entrance the person at the gate will hand you a brochure with all the info and a map of the park. Enjoy your trip and hopefully can you post a trip report for us please? :wink:

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Unread postby Stoffel » Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:29 pm

Bentony wrote:Does anyone know anything about Ryspunt?


You are correct about Ryspunt being a fishermen's village years ago. And it forms part of the Overberg "Toetsterrein" nowadays, but it is not that close to the park. Ryspunt is between Arniston (Waenhuiskrans) and De Hoop Nature Reserve.
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Re: Agulhas NP: INFO

Unread postby Tiko » Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:27 am

I see Sanparks are busy developing a new restcamp here.There are 4 2 bedroom units and 4 1 bedroom units.All the units have full seaview and are surrounded by fynbos.This camp will definitly be a big hit. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Agulhas National Park

Unread postby arks » Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:45 pm

There is a road from the lighthouse along the coast, but I don't think that there are as yet any roads that you can drive within the rest of the park. There was a devastating fire in this park a few months ago and the buildings that were being rennovated to provide a few units of accomodation within the park were badly damaged.

It is a worthwhile park to visit IMO, altho the area has changed greatly between my two visits (November 1984 and Ocotber 2009). I remembered Agulhas as being very remote in 1984, when the only place to stay was a very basic hut at a camping ground in Struisbaai, but now the whole area is quite built up. But the rocky coast is still dramatic and the lighthouse has been restored. And there are still some remains of a wrecked Japanese fishing vessel, altho considerably less of it remains than in 1984. I was planning to do a then-and-now TR about Agulhas but I've just not had time :redface:
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Re: Agulhas National Park

Unread postby Tiko » Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:01 pm

KendraClaire wrote:Hi There,
I`m going to Boggems Baai in December and am afraid i wont be able to survive my family, how far is Agulhas from Boggems Baai???

:D :D :D
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It is =/- 270km

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Re: Agulhas National Park

Unread postby kittykat23uk » Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:35 am

Hello,

is it possible to get good views of whales from the park? We'll be staying at Hermanus on the nights of the 3rd (prob arriving lunchtime), and 4th but also have a shark dive booked in for the 4th. We'd pencilled in seeing Agulhus on the 5th before going on to Cape town, and we'd like to maybe fit in some boat based whale watching if we can (although looking at our schedule we might not be able too) :hmz: .

Any thoughts most appreciated.

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Re: Agulhas National Park

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:11 pm

Hermanus is arguably the best place to see whales, and Agulhas not really. There is a Cape park, which is part of the Wild Card family, called De Hoop, not that far from Agulhas, and it has a place (Koppie Aleen) which is also reputed to be great for whales.

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Re: Agulhas National Park

Unread postby MATTHYS » Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:23 pm

Tiko wrote:There are lots of whales to be seen at L'Agulhas.

Agree, Tiko :thumbs_up:
Saw lots :D this weekend and did so from the beach @Struisbaai.
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Re: Agulhas National Park

Unread postby Thunderbird7 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:51 pm

Anyone know how far the new chalets are from the beach at Agulhas? I can't work out where they are on the map.

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Unread postby Tiko » Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:12 am

i don't know which beach you are referring to but you are within walking distance from the beach. You drive past the lighthouse to Suiderstrand to get to the chalets.It is in the area of "Pietie se huis" and Blue Bay(a nice safe protected bay for swimming).The chalets are very nice. :thumbs_up:

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Unread postby Thunderbird7 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:24 am

Thanks Tiko. I meant just the waters edge really. I wasn't sure if they had a view of the waves or were just buried in the fynbos.

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Re: Agulhas National Park

Unread postby Tiko » Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:04 pm

All the chalets have amazing seaviews.you don't have to worry about that.

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