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Agulhas NP: INFO

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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 BunduBoi » Sat Oct 08, 2005 2:34 pm

I wonder if anyone knows the plans for thias park, the video sayd it developing (thanks Gwen) and the size might enlarge, as well as accomodation plans?
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Unread postby arks » Sat Oct 08, 2005 2:47 pm

Thanks for the link to the video, Gwen!! 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 Pavlik88 » Wed Mar 14, 2007 5:39 pm

Hi,
I plan to visit Agulhas this April.
do you have some tips, what to see?
How to get to see the shipwreck?

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

Welcome Pavlik88! :yaya:

Aghulas 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 Secretarybird 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 Pavlik88 » Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:45 pm

thanks for welcome :lol: I will try to catch some nice birds on my way.
For sure will report any Wild dogs seeing :mrgreen:
will try to do some reports from parks.
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Unread postby Bentony » Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:23 am

I don't know if this is the right place to post this, but I am sure a moderator will redirect me to the appropriate place. Does anyone know anything about Ryspunt? It was apparently a little village near Agulas that was predominatly inhabited by fishermen. The houses were all built out of shipwrecks and it was very picturesque. When Armscor took over the area for their missile site everyone was relocated and no access allowed. I can find no other info about it, but it seems to have been close to the park. Does anyone know anything? :cam:

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Unread postby gwendolen » Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:03 pm

Has anyone been to Agulhas recently? We don't seem to have a trip report for Agulhas yet. :shock:

I'd love to read more about this park. 8)

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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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Aghulus help please

Unread postby jacquiandphil » Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:38 pm

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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Re: Aghulus help please

Unread postby Dotty » Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:50 pm

Hi jacquiandphil, :D
Here is a link to the page with directions :wink: Hope you have a wonderful trip
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Re: Aghulus help please

Unread postby saraf » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:05 pm

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:
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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Re: Aghulus help please

Unread postby Caracal » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:53 pm

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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