Agulhas

Original content sourced from Greg Hamerton’s ‘Fresh Air Site Guide’, 5th edition, 2006.

BASIC

DESCRIPTION: A small bowled ridge overlooking the southernmost point of Africa. If you’ve come all the way to smell the southern sea, it would be a shame not to drive up the hill to see if it was flyable. Works best in the afternoon. If the wind is WSW, there is a smaller ridge that is flyable in strong wind about 2km from the lighthouse. Drive West on the gravel coast road until you see the grassed dunes.

WIND: S-SW
ALTITUDE: 70m, within Overberg FAR (Bredasdorp).
LAUNCH: below the crest of the road, cleared area
LANDING: if you get up you can topland or land on the public grassed area bordering the sea. If you’re low find an open plot (selling fast) or a safe strip of road near the ridge.

DIRECTIONS: N2 to Caledon, turn right and head for Agulhas/Struisbaai. Drive through Struisbaai. Just after you enter Agulhas, turn right up the tarred road which goes to the radio mast. You’ll see the lighthouse below and to the right of the launch site.

CARETAKER: Public access to the viewsite seems to be unrestricted.