Cape Agulhas at last!

After a long couple of days driving due south, we made it to Cape Agulhas, the southernmost point in Africa.  When the Portugese rounded this point, they named it Cape of Needles, not for the jagged rocks along the shoreline, but because the needles of their compass pointed due North.  For us, it marked the farthest point from our start in Cairo, traveling both the entire length and width of the African continent.  Next stop, Cape Town!

The famous Cape Agulhas lighthouse is still in operation.

 

Waves crash onto the jagged, rocky coast.

We made it to the southernmost tip of Africa!

 

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