IUCN Category II - National Park


The Agulhas National Park is located at the southernmost tip of Africa at Cape Agulhas in the Western Cape Province in South Africa. The parking area ranges from Gansbaai in the west to the east Struisbaai, the length is 72 km and the width varies 7-25 km.

The area around the southern tip of Africa ( also referred to as Agulhasebene ) has diverse natural and cultural features that justify its status as a National Park. The National Park is of international importance for its biodiversity, comparable to the tropical rainforest. It is home to about 2,000 species of native plants, of which 100 species are endemic, and 110 species on the red list of threatened species .. The area is an important part of the Cape flora.

The Mediterranean climate is mild, with an average air temperature of 15 ° C, the annual rainfall varies between 400 and 600 mm, which makes up most part between May and September.