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Spookdraai hiking trail. There is no secret behind the name of this hiking trail at Cape Agulhas.
There have been so many shipwrecks along this coastline that even if you do not believe in ghosts (spook) you would have to at least acknowledge the possibility that a fair number of discontented souls may well continue to wander up and down this coastline. Spookdraai is actually the name given to the entrance of the bay at Cape Agulhas. And the Spookdraai hiking trail takes in the historical landmarks and natural phenomenons of the area.
The Cape Agulhas Lighthouse has stood for over 150 years as a maritime chaperone over the notorious 'Cape of Storms', at the most southern tip of Africa. This official meeting point of the Indian Ocean and Atlantic Ocean is also the point of convergence of the Mozambique and Benguela currents. Built in 1848 this is the second oldest working lighthouse in South Africa. The design is modelled on one of the oldest seven wonders of the world, the original Egyptian Faros lighthouse. Its inspired historic architecture stands tall in red and white stripes just one kilometre away from the most southern tip of the rocky coastline.
Waenhuiskrans (wagon house cliff) is the highlight of a visit to Waenhuiskrans Nature Reserve in Arniston. What makes the Waenhuiskrans Cave so exciting is the low-tide leap-and-a-bit to reach it, over barnacle-encrusted rocks with one's eye on the sea for the odd freak wave.