Cape Agulhas Accommodation South Africa
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Southernmost Tip of Africa. The old lighthouse is now a museum and National Monument.
Portuguese seafarers found this a strange place as 500 years ago the
compass showed no variation between true and magnetic north.
They named Africa's southern-most tip, "Needle Cape".
An alternative opinion says that the name stems from the ragged and pointed reefs offshore.
Nowadays there is a 24º variation west, as the magnetic poles are constantly moving.
Cape Agulhas is
an often windy and desolate place that really does feel like the end of the