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Southernmost point of Africa

Okay, now we are in Cape Agulhas, where the Atlantic and the Indian Oceans meet. This is the way towards the Southernmost point of Africa - it's just 150 meters away!

Africas Southernmost Point

Ah, yes. Cold blue water, a sign, and many flat rocks. That's about it. That's Africa's Southernmost Point! And of course...

Cape L'Agulhas

...tourists taking souvenir photos! :-) But hey, the travel guide says: "Make your mark by taking a picture at Cape Agulhas showing that you, of all the teeming millions in Africa, were the southermost person for that instant in history!"

Cape Agulhas South Africa

Here a closer shot of the compass on top. Maybe this is a good time to give you some hard facts. The tip is located 3449'58" south and 2000'12" east, and it can be found about 1 km west of the Cape Agulhas lighthouse.

Cape Agulhas Close-Up

And a close-up of the compass on top of the cairn. From here, it is 12,745 kilometers to New York!

Cape Agulhas

Another shot of the surroundings. Clear water and a lot of rocks, that is how we'll probably remember Cape L'Agulhas.

Cape Agulhas

For many years it was popular belief that the two oceans (i.e. Atlantic and Indian Ocean) meet somewhere near Cape of Good Hope. The truth is that Cape Agulhas is the official place where the two oceans meet! But enough of this. Let's go to...

Cape Agulhas Lighthouse

...the lighthouse. It is the second oldest working lighthouse in South Africa. Built in 1848 and restored in 1988 to the original plans.

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