With no other houses in sight, no people around, just the roar of the surf, four couples find quiet time after a busy week. At Agulhas, the sea and sky are half the show. By Magriet Kruger
Some places are so special they deserve to be shared. Situated at the tip of a small peninsula known as Pietie se Punt to the locals, Lagoon House in Agulhas National Park looks out onto the rocky shoreline and somewhat temperamental sea beyond. This is shipwreck country. Some 140 vessels have gone aground near the southern tip of Africa, but for the time being the water is glassy and still, the sky streaked with wispy clouds.
This is to be our kingdom for the weekend. Rock pools, a lagoon, the Two Oceans Hiking Trail, Agulhas lighthouse … We all agree that Lagoon House couldn’t be more perfect for our needs. With two double bedrooms inside the house and a further two twin rooms with their own entrances and adjoining en-suite bathrooms, the accommodation offers privacy for grown-up groups no longer keen on bunking down together.
This is an ideal spot for a group holidaying together because there is so much right on your doorstep, there’s no need to get in the car. Have you ever tried getting eight people ready to leave the house at the same time? It is not a recipe for relaxation. From Lagoon House there is lots to do, giving us the freedom to follow our own timetables.
But we decide these things would have to wait. Lagoon House is where we want to be. It’s not every day you find yourself in an isolated kingdom with your best friends by your side.
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