L’Agulhas is an Adventure

L'Agulhas Adventure

L'Agulhas Adventure - The Hangnes Outspan

Visiting the Cape Agulhas area is always an adventure. When driving through the beautiful town of L’Agulhas, visitors look forward to climbing the lighthouse and posing for a photo at the southernmost tip Africa. Few know about another little gem called the Hangnes Outspan.  Here you will find a water trough, a stone structure, and plaque with the following inscription:


Die plaas “ Zoetendals Vallei” het vroeër gestrek tot teen die see by L’Agulhas.  Skaaptroppe het sekere tye van die jaar hier gewei en die veekrip is destyds gebou om water aan hulle te voorsien.  Aan die bokant van die krip is ‘n fontein waarvandaan die water deurgesypel het.  Transportryers en vakansiegangers het hier uitgespan om hul diere by die krip te laat suip.  Dit staan bekend as die Hangnesuitpanning.


The farm “ Zoetendals Vallei” formerly stretched right down to the coast to the point where L’Agulhas is today.  Flocks of sheep wandered at certain times of the year to this point and the water trough was used to water the sheep.  Just above this point is a spring which used to feed the trough. Transport riders and holidaymakers stopped here to water their livestock.  This stopover was known as the Hangnes Outspan.

Next time you visit the southernmost tip, make sure you add this little spot on your list of activities. Your trip won’t be complete without it! Contact our office on +27 (0)28 435 6181 to find out about Properties for Sale in the Cape Agulhas and Struisbaai area.

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