Suidpunt

Suidpunt

Suidpunt (South Point) is at the southernmost point of Africa and is a subregion of the Overberg. Suidpunt stretches from Gansbaai in the west through Buffeljagsrivier, Struisbaai and Arniston to the mouth of the Breede River in the east. The region includes the towns of Arniston, Bredasdorp, Elim, L’Agulhas, Malgas and Struisbaai.

Stock-farmers settled in the region as far back as 1710. Some of the major pioneer families carried the family names of Uys, Swart and Lourens. Among other settlers were several survivors of shipwrecks who probably felt that dry land was safer.

Cape Agulhas is the southernmost tip of Africa and also the place where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet.

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