Rhenosterkop Rest Camp Agulhas National Park SANParks
Agulhas National Park
About Rhenosterkop Rest Camp Agulhas National Park SANParks
These historic cottages lie on one of the oldest farms in the Strandveld and was established in 1742. The Strandveld patriarch Matthys Rostock Lourens received grazing rights here on 21 February 1757, and the Cape Government in 1836 registered the land formally in the name of his son Matthys Johannes Lourens. The farmstead consists of four typical Strandveld buildings built according to the typical vernacular style. The oldest houses probably dates back to the middle of the 18th century while the youngest to 1939/40.
The cottages have been carefully restored for the modern day visitor. The name originates from the skull of a Black Rhino which was found in this area many years ago and is still being preserved in the Springfield Estate museum.
The cottages are situated 31km from the Cape Agulhas Lighthouse off the Struisbaai/Elim road. The road is a gravel road of approximately 18 kilometers and even though it is not necessary to have a 4x4, a high clearance vehicle is recommended, especially in the wet season (June to August). It is advisable to contact the Park prior to booking to confirm road conditions. Travelling time from the reception office to the farmstead is approximately 45 minutes.
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PLEASE NOTE: from 1 September 2017, all visitors over 18 years old will be required to produce their identity document (ID), passport or alternative valid identification e.g. driver’s licence card for scanning upon entering/exiting the Park.
PLEASE NOTE: we are NOT able to provide any pensioner or other discount via the SANParks online... PLEASE NOTE: from 1 September 2017, all visitors over 18 years old will be required to produce their identity document (ID), passport or alternative valid identification e.g. driver’s licence card for scanning upon entering/exiting the Park.
PLEASE NOTE: we are NOT able to provide any pensioner or other discount via the SANParks online booking system.
Rates are subject to the number of adults and children staying. Adult rates apply to persons 12 years and older. Child rates apply to persons aged 2-11 years. Infants under 2 years stay free.
Rates do not include meals unless specifically indicated otherwise. Rates include 1% Community Levy, but exclude daily conservation fees. These are to be paid directly to camp on arrival.
SANParks have implemented a 1% Community Levy charge on all reservations (overnight and activity products) from 1 June 2012. This will be used to fund projects that support surrounding communities in bettering their livelihoods.
All accommodation, ablution and kitchen facilities are serviced by cleaning staff on a daily basis unless specifically indicated otherwise.
Several parks and rest-camps have retail facilities and restaurants. Vehicle fuel is available in several parks (or is available on the park periphery) and in the main rest camps in Kruger and Kgalagadi.
Bedding is supplied in all accommodation unless specifically indicated otherwise. Cooking utensils and refrigeration are provided in most accommodation units, unless specifically indicated otherwise. see more
Rhenosterkop Rest Camp Agulhas National Park SANParks Map
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling