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Media Release: New chalets launched at Agulhas National Park

08 December 2014

SANParks has launched seven brand new chalets in the Agulhas National Park, on Friday, 5 December 2014. This is in addition to eight chalets built initially, bringing the total tourist accommodation offering in the Agulhas National Park Rest Camp to 51 beds.

Free access to national parks during SA National Parks Week

01 September 2014

It’s that time of the year again where South African National Parks (SANParks) offers free entry to all South African citizens into almost all 19 South African National Parks across the country for one entire week. 

Cape Agulhas Lighthouse proudly restored and open to visitors

10 December 2013

After nearly 12 months of restoration we are pleased to announce that the public will, from 10 December 2013 again be able to climb the spiral staircase to the top of the lighthouse to get a magnificent bird’s eye view of the Atlantic - and Indian Ocean. 

Media Release: Free entry for South African National Parks Week

27 August 2013

The annual South African National Parks (SANParks) Week takes place between 9 and 13* September 2013 and offers all South African citizens free entry into almost all 19 South African National Parks. The only exceptions are Namaqua National Park and the Boulders Penguin Colony and the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway in Table Mountain National Park.

Media Release: Plans to create the longest boardwalk in Africa

19 August 2013

Despite its undisputed unique global geographical position, the Cape Agulhas lighthouse precinct, along with the southernmost tip of Africa, remains one of South Africa’s most untapped tourism destinations. It mostly remains on the periphery of tourism flows in the Western Cape Region.


Go wild this winter with SANParks Cape Region

11 June 2013

Winter is slowly shedding its tag as a ‘time to stay indoors’ and as more and more people use this time to explore outdoor alternatives, SANParks wants to make your time memorable and is offering discounts of up to 40% at some of its accommodation and camping sites in the Cape Region. Look forward to free cableway rides for kids, delicious and hearty meals at restaurants inside the national parks, and experience winter like you never have before.   

Southern Tip Day: Maritime and Shipwreck Art Exhibition

25 March 2013

As part of the Southern Tip Day festivities, you are invited to a Maritime and Shipwreck Art Exhibition in commemoration of Bartolomeu Dias sailing round the southern tip of Africa, and of the shipwrecked victims who lost their lives along the Cape Agulhas coastline.

Celebrate WWF's Earth Hour with SANParks

19 March 2013

As Earth Hour 2013 draws closer, South African National Parks (SANParks) Cape Region invites you to join three National Parks celebrating the hour known for the switching off of lights. Earth Hour is a worldwide event organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and held towards the end of March annually, encouraging households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change.

Media Release: Cape Agulhas Lighthouse closed for renovations

05 February 2013

The historic Cape Agulhas Lighthouse will be closed to the public as of Monday 4 February 2013 due to renovations taking place. Since November 2012 the lighthouse has been undergoing renovations to the interior and exterior of the building due to erosion.

Media Release: Agulhas lighthouse under renovation

29 November 2012

The historic Agulhas lighthouse is currently being renovated. Erosion has caused structural damage outside and inside the lighthouse and over the next few months until April 2013 workers will be on sight to revamp the lighthouse.

Do something different this winter in the SANParks Cape Region

14 May 2012

Winter in the Western Cape need not revolve solely around duvet days and the four walls of your house. The five South African National Parks in the Cape Region invite you to spend winter differently this year -  out and about in nature.

“Iconic Ideas Competition” to celebrate L'Agulhas

28 January 2010

South African National Parks (SANParks) and the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT) have launched the “Iconic Ideas Competition” for Africa’s southernmost tip, at L’Agulhas, where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans converge.

ABI minimising loss of threatened natural habitats

20 March 2009

The Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative (ABI) is one of several landscape initiatives in the Cape Floristic Region that integrates and coordinates efforts to minimise the further loss of threatened natural habitat on the Agulhas Plain.

Flight for Birders at the Agulhas National Park

27 January 2009

The Flight for Birders Bird Identification and Conservation Course by Dr. Anton Odendal of BirdLife Overberg was presented at the Bosheuwel educational centre in the Agulhas National Park on 22 and 23 January.

PPP Investment Opportunity: Ratelrivier Farmstead: Agulhas National Park

17 August 2007

In line with SANParks’ Strategic Plan for Commercialisation, SANParks intends to form a Public Private Partnership (PPP) in which it gives a selected private party the rights to the commercial use of the Ratel River Farmstead in the Agulhas National Park. SANParks invites prospective

The Most Southern Tip of Africa: A Place of Continental Significance

30 March 2007

Mr Etienne Fourie,manager of the Agulhas National Park, was the guest speaker at a meeting of the Napier Discussion Group earlier this year. He was invited to talk on what is referred to as the “dynamics” of this, the southernmost and also the most recently proclaimed, South African National Park.

Nominations for the 2007 Kudu Awards Begin

07 March 2007

If you know of individuals or organisations who are making a significant contribution to conservation in South Africa, please read more about the SANParks Kudu Awards, download the Award Categories and fill in a nomination form...

Draft Park Management Plan

21 July 2006

Here is the draft management plan for Agulhus National Park The management plans are also in the process of discussion with stakeholders at scheduled park-specific meetings. Details regarding the time, place and venues for these meetings can be obtained from park management. For more information, visit :

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