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Agulhas National Park

Agulhas, Bontebok, Table Mountain, Tankwa Karoo, West Coast
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Re: Agulhas National Park

Unread postby Tiko » Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:27 pm

Micetta wrote:WARNING!

If anybody should get the idea of visiting Agulhas National Park as a day visitor, forget about it. Only overnight visitors are allowed in :evil:

The Agulhas National Park starts at the lighthouse and the whole area from there to Suiderstrand is open for day visitors.The area from Suiderstrand to the chalets are not open to day visitors.If you want to you can walk along the beach to the chalet area,no restrictions there.

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Re: Agulhas National Park

Unread postby annie R » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:30 am

We've just come back from the new rest camp at Agulhas and were blown away by its position and all the things to do in the area - fishing, hiking, lighthouse, photographing shipwreck close inshore, etc. People on the Wild magazine blog have been bitching about the cost, but in all honesty I'm not sure why they're picking on Agulhas because it's not really far out of the normal SANParks pricing category (think Kgalgadi's wilderness camps, for instance), specially when you compare with how beautiful, well-equipped and just plain classy these chalets are. I was impressed: for more about them, check out http://roxannereid.weebly.com/1/post/20 ... tacle.html
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Re: Agulhas National Park

Unread postby 6000 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:33 pm

We've just built a cottage in Suiderstrand and I am wanting to get to know the area better and especially the Agulhas National Park as my family and I will be staying there a lot over the coming years.
I was trying to work out the position of the Lagoon Guest House - is this it on the Western edge of Suiderstrand Bay?

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The GPS coordinates on this page don't seem to make sense for it, but then neither do they seem right for the Southernmost Tip either. Are they wrong or is Google Maps messing me about?

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Re: Agulhas National Park

Unread postby annie R » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:42 pm

This definitely looks like Lagoon House (it used to be called Pietie se Huis so some locals may still refer to it like that). Good luck with your house at Suiderstrand; it's a stunning location with a national park right on your doorstep.

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Re: Agulhas National Park

Unread postby 6000 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:30 am

annie R wrote:it used to be called Pietie se Huis so some locals may still refer to it like that


Ah - then that would be it, because the picture is of Pietie se Punt. Thanks. (Also to you, Micetta).

Little disappointed with what I've seen of ANP thus far - seems to be rather inaccessible unless you're actually staying within it. But as you say, we're very much surrounded by it, so I'm sure we'll be exploring what we can.

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Re: Agulhas National Park

Unread postby MATTHYS » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:41 pm

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Re: Agulhas National Park

Unread postby Tiko » Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:43 am

gregdeklerk wrote:How far is it from the Lighthouse to the new chalets and is the road in good condition?


It is +/- 5km from the lighthouse.The road is in a reasonable /good condition.

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Re: Agulhas National Park

Unread postby gregdeklerk » Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:19 am

We had a wonderfull 3 night stay at the new chalets. We walked on the beach, rode our bikes in the park, visted the stone cairn and looked at the ship wreck. The chalets are great and the view from the deck is breathtaking. You can lie in bed and see the same view.

It started to rain on the last night, so this was aperfect opportunity to make a fire in the jetmaster!

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Re: Agulhas National Park

Unread postby annie R » Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:28 am

I'm thrilled to hear you had a great time and enjoyed the lovely chalets. It really is a stunning setting.

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Re: Agulhas National Park

Unread postby icurrie » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:57 am

:( Just been told by Central Reservations that Agulhas camp accomodation has to be directly booked with the camp??? I can't find this information anywhere on the website ...... the number they have given me is 028 435 6068 but when I called it all I got was a very confused gate guard!!!! I then tried the number on the "contact us" section of the park info (Tel: +27 (0)28 435 6222) and was told to call 012 4289111 - but that's central reservations!!!! I can't use the online booking system yet as I want to book to September next year. :evil:

Can anyone help me :pray: :pray:
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Re: Agulhas National Park

Unread postby Lesego » Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:18 pm

Hi icurrie,

I have forwarded your question to the relevant person and I will have an answer for you soon.

We will find an explanation for this :) .

Sincere apologies for confusion caused.

Kind Regards:
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Re: Agulhas National Park

Unread postby Lesego » Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:34 pm

Hahahaha :lol: ,

I guess if one of us does not stop apologising, both of us will be apologising the whole day :mrgreen:

About bookings, you need to make bookings at central reservation because Agulhas National Park does not do bookings at the park anymore. You can call the Cape Town number as well on 021 422 2816.

In the future if customers are requested to make their bookings with Agulhas National Park, please get the name of the person so that we can report her/him to their Supervisor.

Hope I have been of assistance icurrie.
Have a lovely evening :gflower:
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Re: Agulhas National Park

Unread postby Caracal » Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:02 pm

:D
I think you will definitely have many compliments after your visit to Agulhas , Icurrie :clap: :dance: :clap:
It is an awesome park....not sure if you read my trip report from our weekend visit in August. Be warned about the lighthouse steps........ :twisted: Hope you get your booking sorted soon. :D

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Re: Agulhas National Park

Unread postby icurrie » Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:31 pm

Thanks Michelle, :D actually it's all your fault that we are doing Agulhas :lol: i read your report and then what we were hoping to do before going to KTP fell through so we decided to go to Tankwa with a side visit to De Hoop. We were going to stay at Swellendam for two nights and then ,....... in the middle of the night ....... I remembered your trip report and a decision was made!!! Russ had no real say in the matter :lol: ..... but I'm not telling him that!! :whistle:
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Re: Agulhas National Park

Unread postby Son godin » Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:04 pm

Hi Icurrie,

Hope you enjoy the most southern point of South-Africa. I used to visit that area in the late 60 - 70's quite often and have fond memories of holidays at either Agulhas and Struisbaai. If you want to go for a swim, the best spots will be east of Agulhas, west is ice-cold and freezing. :thumbs_up:
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