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  • Beautiful stone architecture and luxurious rooms
  • Breathtaking sea views from almost every corner
  • A beautiful stretch of coastline to explore

Agulhas Country Lodge

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

In Agulhas

 

-34.818, 20.0264

About

Cape Point is often mistakenly claimed to be the place where the cold Benguela Current of the Atlantic Ocean and the warm Agulhas Current of the Indian Ocean collide. In fact, the meeting point fluctuates along the southern and southwestern Cape coast, usually occurring close to Cape Agulhas, the point after which the magnificent Agulhas Country Lodge is named.

Built on a beautiful hill by owners Phil and Sue Fenwick in 1997, the guest house comprises eight en-suite bedrooms, all featuring private balconies overlooking the sea and subtly decorated with wooden furniture in neutral tones. Rooms feature tea trays, hair dryers, swimming towels, gowns and toiletries, while the two Jacuzzi rooms, perfect for honeymooners, have spa-baths, double showers and extras such as satellite TV, DVD players and minibars.

The affable staff are very service orientated and take great pride in producing gourmet country style dinners and traditional South African cuisine and seafood with a modern twist, served in the elegant candlelit restaurant and complemented by a selection of wines.

Guests can dine with exclusive Carol Boyes cutlery and crystal glasses while enjoying the panoramic views of the sea. Free wireless internet is available in the cosy public lounge with fireplace and bar.

A spectacular 1½ hour hiking trail leads from the lodge to the famous lighthouse and the southernmost tip of Africa and back, while the circular Ghost Corner hiking trail takes you through fynbos landscapes. The 4x4 Landrover Beach Safari takes you through the Agulhas National Park, where you can see rare birds and shells, and archaeological sites dating back 10 000 years.

Rates & Summary


4 Classic Rooms

2 Standard rooms, each sleeps 2 in ¾ beds
2 Family rooms, each sleeps 3 in ¾ beds 
En-suite bath & shower, or shower only
Private balcony with sea view

2 Seaview Rooms

Each sleeps 2 in Queen bed
En-suite bath and shower
Balcony sea views 

2 Honeymoon Rooms with Jacuzzi

Each sleeps 2 in Queen bed
En-suite Jacuzzi bath & double shower 
Private balcony with sea view

Pricing

  • For pricing detail, click on CHECK AVAILABILITY & BOOK ONLINE above

Catering

Full breakfast included
Gourmet country-style dinners on request

Kids

Children of all ages are welcome.

Why Stay Here?

Experience the southernmost tip of Africa, where the two oceans really meet. Located in a beautiful seaside town, Agulhas Country Lodge is a premium guest house where natural charm collides with sublime architecture and luxury. Agulhas Country Lodge is an aesthetically pleasing luxury establishment built from natural stone, and set against a hill covered in beautiful fynbos. The guest house has spectacular ocean views from nearly every vantage point, and guests can enjoy hospitable service and exceptional cuisine.

Summary

  • Beautiful stone architecture and luxurious rooms
  • Breathtaking sea views from almost every corner
  • A beautiful stretch of coastline to explore

Things to consider Bringing

Sunblock, hat, walking shoes, swimming costume, golf clubs, mountain bike, fishing gear, binoculars for birding, whale watching and dolphin spotting.

Road Conditions

The Country Lodge is reached via good tarred roads.

Activities & Attractions

  • Hiking
  • Bird watching
  • Whale watching June to December
  • 4x4 beach safari through Agulhas National Park
  • Nearby attractions include: L’Agulhas lighthouse, kite surfing, fishing tours, sundowner cruises, wine tasting, farm visits, and a golf course

Details

Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Communal lounge
  • Verandah / patio
  • Air conditioning in some rooms
  • Heater included
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Swimming towels supplied
  • Hair dryer available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service available
  • Ironing service available
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • Designated smoking areas

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast (dinner by arrangement)
  • Restaurant
  • Licensed
  • Fridge or minibar

Utilities

  • Water supply good for drinking
  • Electric geysers
  • Eskom electricity

Leisure Amenities

  • Satellite television
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception
  • Conference facilities available

Access & Convenience

  • Not wheelchair friendly
  • Child friendly
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 5km
  • Nearest fuel within 1km
  • Shuttle service can be arranged

Payment

  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted

Security

  • Personal safe

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Overberg

Western Cape

About

The Overberg is a region that’s easy on the senses and pleasing to the eye. Its landscape is a tapestry of colours and meandering patterns, both natural and manmade. 

The region forms a relatively small part of the Western Cape; it is mostly rural, and is blessed with stunning scenery and unique highlights. Its largest town, Hermanus, is said to provide the best land-based whale watching in the world. It also has exquisite beaches, including the blue flag Grotto Beach, and the nearby Hemel-en-Aarde Valley epitomises the majestic beauty of the region.

Across Walker Bay, the towns of Gansbaai and Kleinbaai are best known for shark cage diving to see great whites at the hotspot near Dyer Island.

L’Agulhas stands at the southernmost point on the African continent, and is the meeting point of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans.

The Overberg fauna and flora is protected in the Bontebok National Park, and its nature reserves include De Hoop, De Mond, Salmons Dam, Marloth, and the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. Staying with wildlife, the penguin colony at Stony Point in Betty’s Bay is also a tourist favourite.

Swellendam and the small mission towns of Genadendal and Elim are amongst the Overberg’s historic icons. Others that are popular with visitors are Greyton, Stanford, and Napier.

In summer the farmlands are dominated by shimmering shades of brown, the fields stripped of their winter crops and the bare earth ploughed into meandering combed patterns dotted with tightly compressed wheels of straw awaiting collection. Labourers’ cottages hunker down beneath old blue gums and on a cold day smoke drifts from their chimneys.

Throughout the year the early morning and late afternoon sun accentuates the sensual curves of the ridges wreathed in fynbos. When the winter rains return, the undulating, sometimes tiered fields shrug off their brown and slip into the vibrant greens of wheat, barley, and oats, and the brilliant yellow of the iconic canola. On still, sultry mornings, blue cranes, South Africa’s national bird, float overhead craaaaaaking as they go.

The coastline is punctuated by long sweeping bays and rocky outcrops that fringe the southern boundary of this landscape. Here one can spend hours sitting on the white sand, being mesmerised by the eternal activity of the sea.

Add to this a scattering of charming inland villages; locally produced beer, cheese, and wine; lighthouses, bird watching, and wonderful food, and it becomes evident why one needs plenty of time here.

Look out for

Southern-most tip of Africa - at L’Agulhas, which is also the official meeting point of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. 

Shark cage diving - near Gansbaai there are several operators who do trips daily out to the Great Whites’ favourite hunting grounds near Dyer Island. 

Whale watching - the Overberg offers great land-based and boat-based whale watching (best between July and November). 

Beaches - the Overberg beaches are amongst the finest in South Africa. They include the longest beach in the southern hemisphere - at 14km - which curves along the coast at Struisbaai. 

Swellendam - is the third-oldest magisterial district in South Africa. At the base of the Langeberg Mountains on the N2 highway the town has an array of historic buildings including the Drostdy Museum.

Hermanus - On the coast in the west of the region. It is the largest town in the Overberg and popular with visitors all year round. It’s especially well known for its superb land-based whale watching.

Hemel-en-Aarde Valley - near Hermanus - this scenic area produces a range of wines and is known for its Pinot Noir.

Bontebok National Park - The smallest of South Africa’s National Parks, it not only protects the fauna within its boundaries but also endangered flora in the fynbos biome. In addition to the bontebok, the park is also home to Cape mountain zebra, red hartebeest, grey rhebuck, and Cape grysbok as well as 200 bird species. There are hiking and mountain-biking trails and fishing and swimming in the Breede River. The accommodation and campsite are situated at Lang Elsie’s Kraal amongst a riverine thicket of trees and aloes near the banks of the Breede River. This consists of 10 self-catering chalets with wheel chair access, and caravan and camping sites. There are also picnic spots with braai and ablution facilities for day visitors.

De Hoop Nature Reserve - Each year between June and November whales return to the rugged coastline of this 34 000 hectare reserve near Bredasdorp to breed. During this time the marine reserve supports 40% of the world’s Southern Right whale population. Although these may be the drawcard for many visitors there is much more in the line of nature-based activities for the visitor. Lowland fynbos is the dominant vegetation throughout the reserve and this supports bontebok, Cape mountain zebra, grey rhebuck, eland, and baboon, as well as many smaller mammals. It’s a great destination for ‘twitchers’, with the De Hoop vlei attracting a large number of water birds and pushing the recorded species to an impressive total of 260. Besides being able to walk anywhere in the reserve there are several day hikes and the popular 5-day whale trail. Accommodation options are varied from cottages and rondawels to restored houses and neat camping and caravan sites amongst the milkwood trees. Most accommodation is around what is known as Die Opstal near the fresh water vlei and park reception.

Wines - The region has some top class wineries that offer tasting and sales.

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