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The Struisbaai holiday summers are dry and sunny, but the temperature is kept at bay with cool sea breeze, however don’t let that fool you keep that SPF 15+ close. Autumn is during March – April and with moderate days it is probably some of the best weather you will ever experience at the coast. The winter season follows, but wonderful sunny days still surprises during the rain and wind.
Struisbaai has some of the best fishing spots like Die Mond, Rooidakhuis, Skulpiesbaai en Die Brood. There is also professional fishing charter companies if deep sea fishing is more your style. You find a wonderful array of fish where the warm Indian Ocean meets the cold Atlantic Ocean and you can prepare yourself for some long fights.
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The warm light blue waters of the warm Agulhas current along the 14 km strip of white sandy beaches will transport you to a different world and will wash away all your worries. Welcome to your idyllic breakaway where you could enjoy anything from fishing to long walks to the Struisbaai harbour.
Struisbaai is a ship graveyard. The Zoetendal, Birkenhead and Arniston are some of the ships that sank to their sea grave here and remains can be seen on display. A tarmac road of 8 km along the coast beyond Struisbaai, leads visitors to the village of Hotagter with a holiday resort and the famous light house at the most southern point of Africa, L Aghulhas.
The light house, the second oldest, working light house in Southern Africa, has 71 steps, leading to its top. It was built to guide explorers on their way through the rough seas of Cape Aghulhas. It has a restaurant and displays a number of old artefacts. On this, most southern point of Africa, where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet, the official position is 34˚49′ 58″ south and 20˚ 00′ 12″ east.
About 4 km west of L’Aghulhas, the remains of the Meisho Muru, a sunken ship can still be seen from the coast. Aside from all the attractions, Struisbaai’s best feature remains the popular beach for swimming, sunbathing and water sports. But don’t end your visit to Struisbaai without a walk along the 14 km of uninterrupted white beach. This is the only place in the Southern Hemisphere where you will be able to do that.