29 August 2019

South African National Parks to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Agulhas National Park in September 2019!

South African National Parks (SANParks) is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Agulhas National Park in South Africa's Western Cape in September 2019. On 14 September 1998, SANParks purchased four hectares of land at the Southernmost tip of the African continent to establish a National Park. A year later, on 23 September 1999, the property was offically declared a National Park in Government Gazette GN1135. Today the park stretches over 21,971ha of land and is home to approximately 2,000 native plant species and a wetland that provides refuge to birds and amphibians. The celebrate the anniversary, the following festivities will take place throughout September 2019:
  • 01 - 30 September 2019: Lowland fynbos display at the Cape Agulhas Lighthouse
  • 07 September 2019: Agulhas Birding Day
  • 08 - 15 September2016: SA National Parks Week
  • 14 September 2019: Coastal Clean-Up
  • 21 September 2019: Birthday Bash Relay Race & Basaar

Agulhas National Park stretches along the coastal plain between the towns of Gansbaai and Struisbaai in South Africa's Western Cape. It can be accessed via the N2 highway, which runs from Cape Town along the east coast via the Garden Route to Port Elizabeth. Coming from the west (Cape Town > Port Elizabeth) travellers must turn off at Caledon and pass through Bredasdorp; from the east (Port Elizabeth > Cape Town), travellers must leave the N2 near Swellendam and pass through Bredasdorp to get to Agulhas National Park.

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