A Guide to Accommodation, Activities, Restaurants & Businesses in Arniston, South Africa
This quaint little fishing community is situated in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, South Africa.
Arniston was founded in 1815 after a British transport ship HMS Arniston sank. This town is also known as Waenhuiskraans, which roughly translated means "Wagon shelter cliff", as a large cave in the area reminded farmers of the large shelters wagons were kept in. The impressive sea cave is only accessible at low tide
Arniston is roughly a two-hour drive from Cape Town, which meanders through the beautiful rolling hills of this region. Arniston is set in one of the Cape's most exquisite locations, next to an old fishing village, surrounded by unspoiled beaches and nature reserves. The entire village is a national monument, yet it is anything but a museum. Towering white dunes, dusty streets, children playing hopscotch and soccer, elderly men with weather-beaten faces warm themselves around stove fires...all scenes of a stunning little village.
Accommodation in Arniston
Arniston has a variety of accommodation options available from Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts to Self-catering units.
Activities in Arniston
There is a diverse range of activities to do in and around Arniston. The number one being whale-watching. Hike carefully along the slippery rocks where pink and purple sea anemones are clearly visible in the exposed pools, and keep a beady eye on the returning fishing boats for your catch of the day.
Restaurants in Arniston
There are many restaurants on offer to suit every visitors budget. There is a great selection of restaurants, coffee shops and pubs to choose from!
Arniston has a thriving little business community and provides a wide range of goods and services to its residents and holiday makers.
See our business directory for a list of businesses in Arniston, or add your own free business listing.
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