Agulhas is the southernmost town in Africa. Being located at the very tip of the legendary foot of Africa, it is a prime tourist destination. The koppie behind the lighthouse offers a panoramic view of the point where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet and of ships passing by.
At the end of the 15th century the early Portuguese seafarers christened this tip "Cabo das Agulhas" which means "Cape of Needles" and refers to the needle of the compass which at this point shows no real deviation between true north and magnetic north. A truly magic and desolate place, where suddenly one begins to understand the difficulties the early seafarers faced.
As determined by the International Hydrographic Organisation, the two mighty oceans - Indian and Atlantic - meet at the most southern tip of the continent of Africa - Cape Agulhas.