Holiday Accommodation in Arniston

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Arniston Lodge ArnistonBed & Breakfast
Arniston Lodge is a double-storey thatched-roof cottage designed to blend in with the traditional homes of the fishing village. The four tastefully decorated bedrooms are spacious and have full en-suite bathrooms. For your pleasure there is a swimming pool, a well-stocked bar and a large open log ...

Arniston Charis Home ArnistonSelf-catering
Arniston Seaside Cottages ArnistonSelf-catering
Etna's Accomodation ArnistonBed & Breakfast
Letting Arniston ArnistonSelf-catering
Sea Fever ArnistonSelf-catering
Southwinds B&B ArnistonBed & Breakfast
The Inn ArnistonBed & Breakfast
Arniston / Waenhuiskrans
Picturesque Waenhuiskrans is best-known for the 200-year old restored fishermen's village, Kassiesbaai. This village, a national monument in its entirety, with its whitewashed, thatched cottages, has stolen the hearts of many an artist and photographer. The name Waenhuiskrans is derived from the big sea cave (waenhuis). The town is also called Arniston after the East Indiaman Arniston which was wrecked nearby in 1815 with a tragic loss of 372 lives. A replica of the monument, which was erected by the wife of Col. Giels in memory of their four sons who died in the tragedy, is to be seen in the shipwreck museum. The stone tablet is the original. A smaller replica which can be seen on the rocks in front of the hotel at Arniston, looks out on the spot about 5km east where the ship sank. Good catches lure both boat and rock anglers.

Suidpunt Tourism Bureau
51 Dr Jansen Street, Bredasdorp, 7280
P.O. Box 51, Bredasdorp, 7280
Tel: +27-(0)28-424 2584
Fax +27-(0)28-425 2731

Main Attractions

Kassiesbaai : Restored fishermen's cottages.
Kassiesbaai Craft Centre : Local handwork and products.
Waenhuiskrans Cave : This big cave with its pretty pools can be visited at low tide. Older inhabitants aver that the cave is big enough for an oxwagon to turn in.
Harbour : Used by local fishing boats and ski-boats. Fresh fish sometimes on sale.