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Agulhas National Park

Vital Information

Climate

The region has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters.

The mean annual air temperature is 15°C, while the annual rainfall varies between 400- 600mm, with 60 – 70% of the precipitation occurring between May and October. Sea temperatures average between 21°C in summer and 14°C in winter. The region is the coldest during June when the mercury drops to 7°C on average during the night.

Prevailing winds blow from the southeast in the summer and the northwest in the winter.

Handy Hints

  • Visit the lighthouse museum in L’Agulhas.
  • The Wild Card unfortunately does not include the entrance fee to the Cape Agulhas Lighthouse.  
  • As outdoor lighting in camps is limited, a torch/headlamp is required when walking outside at night.

Office Hours

  • Week days: 08:00 - 17:00
  • Saturdays 08:00 - 13:00
  • Some businesses close between 13:00 and 14:00 for lunch, and many are closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.

Park Regulations

  • To ensure a safe and joyful trip through our parks, kindly adhere to the Rules and Regulations as stipulated by South African National Parks.
  • The use of drones inside (and over) our national parks is prohibited, unless these are used for research or official purposes and with the prior written approval of the Park Management.


Banks & Foreign Exchange

Most banks have branches in Bredasdorp. Normal banking hours are weekdays 09:00 - 15:30, Saturdays 09:00 - 11:00. ATM’s are available in Bredasdorp, L’Agulhas and Struisbaai. Foreign exchange can be arranged at bank branches as well as Harvey World Travel in Bredasdorp: Tel: +27 (0) 28 424-2821.

Check-in/out times

On the day of arrival occupation can be expected by 14:00 but not guaranteed, on the day of departure accommodation must be vacated by 10:00.

Take Note

  • Inventory: All accommodation is equipped with crockery, cutlery, cooking, utensils, bedding, towels & soap. Each accommodation unit has a braai-area outside.
  • Housekeeping: Prior to your arrival, your chalet is clean and furnished with fresh linens and towels. Daily housekeeping is included except for washing of dishes. Linen will be changed every 2—3 days; towels will be changed every day if so required.
  • Keys: Keys must be returned to reception on check out. Lost and damaged keys will be charged for.
  • Pets are not allowed in a national park.
  • No vehicles are allowed on the beach.
  • No person may drive off the existing roads - it is both illegal and damaging.
  • No person is allowed to gather wood inside the park boundaries.
  • No person may remove any rocks or plant from the park.
  • No day visitor’s facilities are currently available in the park.
  • Motorcycles are allowed in the park.
  • Vehicle repairs, post office, medical and police services are available at L’Agulhas and/or Struisbaai.
  • Lost & Found: For assistance in tracing lost articles contact our reception desk on +27 (0) 28 435-6068. Handling charges, postage & packaging will be charged for return of belongings left behind.

Emergencies

Police
Struisbaai
Bredasdorp

10 111
+27 (0) 425-6440
+27 (0) 425-5400

Fire Brigade

10177
+27 (0) 425-1157

Ambulance

10177

Hospital (Bredasdorp)

+27 (0) 28 435-1187

NSRI 30 Sea Rescue (Agulhas)
Emergencies

+27 (0) 28 435-7777
+27 (0) 82 990-5952

General Medical Practitioner
Dr R Smit

+27 (0) 28 435 7130
+27 (0) 82 775 1575 a/h
17 Cinneraria Street, Struisbaai

Dentists (Bredasdorp)
Dr Engelbrecht

Dr Matthee

Dr Scholtz


+27 (0) 28 424-1811
+27 (0) 82 926-7015 a/h
+27 (0) 28 424-1250
+27 (0) 82 499-9932 a/h
+27 (0) 28 424-2931

Pharmacy (Struisbaai)

+27 (0) 28 435-6913
+27 (0) 82 573-6447

Poison Information Centre (All hours)

+27 (0) 931-6129


Contact Information

  • For enquiries, e-mail Agulhus National Park, or People and Conservation or phone us on the following numbers:
    Tel: +27 (0)28 435 6078
  • Emmerentia De Kock: email or tel: +27(0) 28 435 6078
  • Derick Strydom: Tourism Manager
    email
    tel: +27(0) 28 435 6078
  • Park Manager: Agulhas National Park
    PO Box 120
    L'Agulhas 7285

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