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About Arniston

Once a quaint fishermen’s village where descendants of South Africa’s first nation, the Khoisan people, and several freed slaves settled to live off the plentiful bounty of seafood available along this stretch of the Western Cape coastline, Arniston has graduated into a fashionable... read more

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pet friendly, apartments, bed and breakfast, cottages, guest houses, guest lodge, holiday homes, hotels, self catering.

38 accommodation listings in Arniston. Enter dates to see full pricing and availability:

16 on Main

Self Catering in Arniston

The Arniston Self Catering house is the ultimate in self-catering accommodation The open-plan lounge and dining area ...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
TV
Pet Friendly
Dishwasher
WiFi
Laundry facilities

FROM

R3600.0

per night

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Arniston Lodge

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Lodge, Self Catering in Arniston

Arniston Lodge is a charming two-storey thatched roof house styled to merge with traditional cottages of the lovely f...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
DSTV
Braai Area
Bar
Internet access
Pet Friendly
Dishwasher
Laundry facilities

FROM

R465

per night

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The Arniston Spa Hotel

Hotels in Arniston

Arniston is a leisurely two-hour drive from Cape Town, on a road that meanders through the beautiful rolling hills of...

Internet access

FROM

R2050.0

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The Dunes at Arniston

Bed and Breakfast, Hotels in Arniston

The Dunes at Arniston leisure hotel and conference centre is the perfect base for beach-friendly romantic getaways, f...

Swimming Pool
Gym
WiFi
TV

FROM

R1100

per night

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Mop Cottage

Guest Houses, Self Catering in Arniston

Mop Cottage has three bedrooms and a sleeper couch, with a variety of bed configurations sleeping up to five adults a...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
Parking on Premises
DSTV

FROM

R1400

per night

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Blue Sky Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Arniston

A six-bedroom deluxe guesthouse in the quaint, tranquil village of Arniston, only 450 m from the beach and historical...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
DSTV
Wheelchair Friendly
Aircon
Internet access

FROM

R1275

per night

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House Next Door - Arniston

Cottages, Self Catering in Arniston

Stunning new upmarket cottage a mere 600m to the sea.
Light and bright open-plan living area with fireplace, kitche...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
DSTV
Parking on Premises
Dishwasher

FROM

R2950

per night

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Vogelgezang

Cottages, Self Catering in Arniston

Vogelgezang Farm Cottage is situated on a remote part of the farm Vogelgezang, next to de Mond Nature reserve. It lie...

Braai Area
Parking on Premises

FROM

R675

per night

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Pirate Hill - Arniston

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Arniston

Beautiful, tasteful, large, spacious and sunny up-market house.
Upstairs: 2 bedrooms with king size beds and en-sui...

Parking on Premises
Dishwasher
Full Kitchen
DSTV

FROM

POA

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Full House - Arniston

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Arniston

tunning up-market house in the "old town" with sea views - close to beaches and hotel.
Consists of: 4 bedrooms and ...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
DSTV
Parking on Premises
Dishwasher
Laundry facilities

FROM

R4100

per night

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Petrochelli - Arniston

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Arniston

Open-plan living area & kitchen, 2 bedrooms (dbl bed, 3 sgl beds), bathroom with bath and basin and separate toilet. ...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
Parking on Premises
Laundry facilities

FROM

R1760

per night

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Leisure Cove - Arniston

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Arniston

A stone's through from the sea.
This holiday home is ideal for 2 small families.
Consists of:
Open-plan dining/l...

Braai Area
Pet Friendly
DSTV
Parking on Premises
Full Kitchen

FROM

R3350

per night

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Sea Cottage - Arniston

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Arniston

Large beach house close to beaches with sea views.
Downstairs: open-plan living area with fireplace, fully fitted a...

Braai Area
Pet Friendly
DSTV
Parking on Premises
Full Kitchen

FROM

R3520

per night

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Nautilus - Arniston

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Arniston

Charming holiday home close to harbour with sea views.
Only downstairs part of house available for rental.
House co...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
Laundry facilities
Parking on Premises
Dishwasher
Wheelchair Friendly
DSTV

FROM

R2650

per night

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Agdan - Arniston

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Arniston

Sea front beach house.
This small and compact beach house has all the necessary conveniences.
Main house consists ...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
Parking on Premises
DSTV

FROM

R3000

per night

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Harbour View Lower - Arniston

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Arniston

Sea front beach house - bottom floor.
Consists of: Open-plan living area, kitchen, 4 bedrooms (2 with double beds, 2...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
DSTV
Parking on Premises
Dishwasher

FROM

R2350

per night

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Whale House - Arniston

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Arniston

Stunning sea view property with unbeatable views - only meters from the main swimming beach.
Upstairs: 1 bedroom wi...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
Parking on Premises
DSTV

FROM

R4100

per night

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Blue Bell Napier St - Arniston

Cottages, Self Catering in Arniston

Charming one bedroom garden unit close to beaches. The open-plan living area and bedroom lead out to a private and se...

Parking on Premises

FROM

R1410

per night

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Elza se Huisie - Arniston

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Arniston

Wheelchair friendly, sunny and bright family holiday home consisting of:
Upstairs: 2 bedrooms (1 x queen bed, 2 x s...

Braai Area
Wheelchair Friendly
DSTV
Parking on Premises
Full Kitchen

FROM

R2250

per night

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Rosenbusch - Arniston

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Arniston

Easy living holiday house consisting of 4 bedroom (2 x singles beds in each room), 1 bathroom with bath, basin, toile...

Braai Area
Parking on Premises
Pet Friendly

FROM

R2000

per night

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Serenity - Arniston

Cottages, Self Catering in Arniston

A neat thatched cottage with views over Kassiesbaai fishing village offering home comforts, consists of:
3 bedrooms ...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
DSTV
Pet Friendly
Dishwasher

FROM

R2200

per night

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Harbour House - Arniston

Apartments, Self Catering in Arniston

Lovely double storey holiday home with some sea views, close to the harbour.
Consisting of: Upstairs: TV lounge lea...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
DSTV
Parking on Premises
Dishwasher

FROM

R3400

per night

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Higgins House - Arniston

Apartments, Self Catering in Arniston


Sleeps 6 adults and 6 children.
A perfect family holiday home close to hotel, with sea views, offering quality fa...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
Parking on Premises
DSTV

FROM

R3750

per night

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Harbour View Upper - Arniston

Apartments, Self Catering in Arniston

Spacious sea front beach house on upper level.
Consists of:
Open-plan living/dining area with bar and built-in bra...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
Parking on Premises
DSTV

FROM

R2350

per night

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Lazy Days - Arniston

Apartments, Self Catering in Arniston


Spacious, light and bright beach house within easy walking distance to beaches and hotel. Being all one level, this...

Braai Area
Dishwasher
Parking on Premises
TV

FROM

R2230

per night

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Duinehuis - Arniston

Apartments, Cottages, Self Catering in Arniston

Close to beaches and hotel
This character filled cottage is one of the first houses in Arniston, but has been modifi...

Braai Area
Pet Friendly
TV
Parking on Premises
Full Kitchen

FROM

R1950

per night

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Hatch End Flatlet - Arniston

Cottages, Self Catering in Arniston

500m from the sea.
2 bedroom garden flat (1 double bed, 2 single beds), bathroom with shower/basin/toilet. Open-plan...

Braai Area
DSTV

FROM

R940

per night

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The Owl House - Arniston

Apartments, Self Catering in Arniston

Light and bight house with great living spaces and distant sea views consisting of:
Open-plan living/dining area wit...

Braai Area
Dishwasher
DSTV

FROM

R2320

per night

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Oom Hennie - Arniston

Apartments, Self Catering in Arniston

Ideal for a couple and a child.
One bedroom garden flat (double bed) attached to a main house. Private entrance and ...

DSTV

FROM

R650

per night

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Albertyn Street - Beach House

Apartments, Self Catering in Arniston


Lovely secure, private and well maintained beach house close to beaches and hotel.
Consists of:
Upstairs:1 bedroo...

FROM

POA

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More info about Arniston

Once a quaint fishermen’s village where descendants of South Africa’s first nation, the Khoisan people, and several freed slaves settled to live off the plentiful bounty of seafood available along this stretch of the Western Cape coastline, Arniston has graduated into a fashionable holiday resort.

The area is renowned for the fishermen cottages, the ancient sea cave and the wreck that occurred here in the early 1800s, leaving only 6 survivors of the 378 passengers and crew. The village was subsequently named after the wreck.

Arniston is enjoyed by artists and photographers who are presented with a spectacular scene of old fishermen cottages standing starkly against a backdrop of surrounding natural beauty, and with fishermen and water sports enthusiasts for the excellent fishing opportunities and the challenging seas.

 

Top 6 reasons to visit Arniston

1. Grab your camera or canvas and head to Kassiesbaai (small cases bay) to photograph or paint the historic fishermen’s cottages. Several of the cottage owners offer traditional meals to visitors, ask your host to arrange. The area has a local craft market.

2. Make sure you time your hike to coincide with low tide in order to explore the massive Waenhuiskrans Cave, accessible only when the sea is low and almost 2km from Arniston. Keep an eye out for ancient middens along the route.

3. Arniston has a lovely swimming beach and fishing is best done on a boat rather than from the shore. Hire a powerboat and fishing gear to try and land yellowtail and snoek (barracoota), prevalent along this part of the coast.

4. Buy your permit at the gate to visit the De Mond Nature Reserve west of Arniston. The reserve is situated at a river mouth where vast birdlife congregate in the wetlands. Several antelope species and the Chacma baboon are common in the reserve.

5. Take a trip to Bredasdorp to visit the fascinating shipwreck museum. Enjoy a lunch at the Black Oystercatcher before popping in to the Kapula Gallery to purchase affordable, brightly-coloured pottery for the folks back home.  

6. Stop in at the Richman Poorman Takeaway for a fish and chips meal to share with the seagulls alongside the slipway, while you watch for passing whales and fishing trawlers returning with their catch.

 

Transport

The nearest airport is Cape Town International, 195km from Arniston. The Bredasdorp Airfield, available for incoming chartered flights, is located alongside the road between Arniston and Bredasdorp approximately 20km out of town. Car rental agencies are stationed at the airport and in Cape Town, however, you could rent a vehicle online. There are no rail and bus services to Arniston, a hired vehicle is your best means of transport.

 

Did you know?

Kassiesbaai was named after the small paraffin cases, discarded by sailors, which would wash up on the shores. Along with plastered mud, local fishermen would stack the cases to erect home walls and use driftwood and reed for house roofs.  

Eons of wave action have cut away the rock to form the Waenhuiskrans cave. Farmers saw a resemblance to a wagon house and the name stuck for both the cave and the area. Later, when the HMS Arniston ship wrecked here in 1815, the name of Arniston was given to the village.