They stumbled across one shipwreck … then another … and another
A father and son's find led to heritage experts rushing to a deserted Cape Agulhas beach
Stumbling upon a shipwreck is a privilege reserved for a lucky few.
Stephen and Don Marx stumbled upon three within a 2km stretch of deserted beach near Cape Agulhas last month, including two that have yet to be identified.
The extraordinary find, prompted by a spring tide storm surge that washed away masses of sand, has got historians flipping through their charts and prompted a site inspection by government heritage experts, who confirmed the wrecks have historic significance. ..