I have to admit, it was pretty disappointing to arrive in Struisbaai and discover that our beloved Struisbaai Sea Shack is no more. Sadly, their lease on the ground had expired, and without an option to renew, they now need to rebuild in a new location. Mind you, not a complete disaster though, because helpfully Chantelle’s parents were on hand to point us in the direction of yet another excellent source of Cape Agulhas fish and chips – the blink and you will drive past it L’Agulhas Seafoods.
Situated on the main road of the narrow strip that is the L’Agulhas settlement, the most southern coastal village and holiday resort in Africa, L’Agulhas Seafoods is your typical South African fish and chips shop covering all the basics that you would expect to find in a seafood takeaway by the sea. That said, they have gone and made full use of their space, featuring both covered and uncovered seating areas on both the ground level and their upper deck. (They even have a fully operation bar up there – though of course during the current Level 4 COVID lockdown, that was completely closed off).
It must be said that they did indeed deliver the most excellent of takeaway fish and chips lunches. The fish was perfectly fried, the batter extremely light and crispy, the calamari delightful, and it was all complemented by some wonderfully light and fluffy chips. Damn, an ice cold beer would really have been a good accompaniment!
Lunch cravings satisfied, we next did exactly what all tourists do when visiting the area – head down the road to the Cape Agulhas Lighthouse and go and find the marker for the southernmost tip of Africa!