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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... Show more

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Arniston Reviews

4.3 out of 5

Cecile du Preez

Views, weather, close to De Hoop Nature reserve lots of other places to see.

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

Kassiesbaai Cottage

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Arniston

This is a quaint self-catering chalet situated in the picturesque fishing village of Kassiesbaai in Arniston. Kassies...

Braai Area
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R650

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Arniston Seaside Cottages

Cottages in Arniston

Arniston Seaside Cottages are situated on a headland close to the sea. The beaches are within easy walking distance. ...

Braai Area
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Laundry facilities
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Fireplace
TV

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R600

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Dreyer House

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Arniston

Welcome to Arniston and Arniston-Etnas. We have more than 60 self-catering houses and/or flats to rent. We also hav...

Braai Area
Fireplace
Laundry facilities
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Full Kitchen

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R1102.0

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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...

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R1510.0

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Burke House

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Arniston

Welcome to Arniston and Arniston-Etnas. We have more than 60 self-catering houses and/or flats to rent. We also hav...

Braai Area
Fireplace
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Full Kitchen

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R1960.0

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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
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Dishwasher
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R1450.0

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Renosterfontein

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Arniston

Welcome to Arniston and Arniston-Etnas. We have more than 60 self-catering houses and/or flats to rent. We also hav...

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R2377.0

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Oase in Arniston

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Arniston

Welcome to Arniston and Arniston-Etnas. We have more than 60 self-catering houses and/or flats to rent. We also hav...

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R2427.0

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Maugericetie

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Arniston

Welcome to Arniston and Arniston-Etnas. We have more than 60 self-catering houses and/or flats to rent. We also hav...

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IOS in Arniston

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Arniston

Welcome to Arniston and Arniston-Etnas. We have more than 60 self-catering houses and/or flats to rent. We also hav...

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Wentzel

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Arniston

Welcome to Arniston and Arniston-Etnas. We have more than 60 self-catering houses and/or flats to rent. We also hav...

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Seas the Day

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Arniston

Welcome to Arniston and Arniston-Etnas. We have more than 60 self-catering houses and/or flats to rent. We also hav...

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R1201.0

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Lategan House - Arniston

Guest Houses, Self Catering in Arniston

Lategan House is located in the quiet fishing village, Arniston and it is within walking distance of the beach.

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R363

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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
Fireplace
Internet access
Parking on Premises
Aircon
Laundry facilities
Wheelchair Friendly
DSTV
TV
WiFi
Gym

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R780

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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
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Full Kitchen

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R3626

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BlueSky Guest House Arniston

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Arniston

A deluxe guesthouse in the quaint, tranquil village of Arniston only 450 m from the beach and historical fishing harb...

Swimming Pool
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Fireplace
Internet access
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Aircon

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R1350.0

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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
Fireplace
Internet access
Braai Area
Bar
Laundry facilities
Pet Friendly
Dishwasher
WiFi
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R950

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Wildebosch

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Arniston

Welcome to Arniston and Arniston-Etnas. We have more than 60 self-catering houses and/or flats to rent. We also hav...

Braai Area
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R1699.0

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Nie Te Koop

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Arniston

Welcome to Arniston and Arniston-Etnas. We have more than 60 self-catering houses and/or flats to rent. We also hav...

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Shalom

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Arniston

Welcome to Arniston and Arniston-Etnas. We have more than 60 self-catering houses and/or flats to rent. We also hav...

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Another Summer

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Arniston

Welcome to Arniston and Arniston-Etnas. We have more than 60 self-catering houses and/or flats to rent. We also hav...

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Pratt House

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Arniston

Welcome to Arniston and Arniston-Etnas. We have more than 60 self-catering houses and/or flats to rent. We also hav...

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Viljoen Flat

Apartments, Self Catering in Arniston

Welcome to Arniston and Arniston-Etnas. We have more than 60 self-catering houses and/or flats to rent. We also hav...

TV

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De Kock Flat

Apartments, Self Catering in Arniston

Welcome to Arniston and Arniston-Etnas. We have more than 60 self-catering houses and/or flats to rent. We also hav...

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R722.0

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Rina's House

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Arniston

Welcome to Arniston and Arniston-Etnas. We have more than 60 self-catering houses and/or flats to rent. We also hav...

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Arniston Holiday Cottage

Cottages, Self Catering in Arniston

Welcome to Arniston and Arniston-Etnas. We have more than 60 self-catering houses and/or flats to rent. We also hav...

Full Kitchen

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Waenhuiskrans House

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Arniston

Welcome to Arniston and Arniston-Etnas. We have more than 60 self-catering houses and/or flats to rent. We also hav...

Braai Area
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Valknes

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Arniston

Welcome to Arniston and Arniston-Etnas. We have more than 60 self-catering houses and/or flats to rent. We also hav...

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Etna Flat

Apartments, Self Catering in Arniston

Welcome to Arniston and Arniston-Etnas. We have more than 60 self-catering houses and/or flats to rent. We also hav...

Braai Area
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Full Kitchen

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R697.0

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Flip Flops

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Arniston

Welcome to Arniston and Arniston-Etnas. We have more than 60 self-catering houses and/or flats to rent. We also hav...

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Arniston Reviews

Cecile du Preez
25 January 2019

Views, weather, close to De Hoop Nature reserve lots of other places to see.

Superb. 5 out of 5
barry hanratty
26 November 2018

Lovely holiday vibe and the feeling of being very safe. The sea water is a perfect temperature. We had breakfast at Miens and it was really lovely will go there again.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Reyanah Khan
18 September 2018

The amazing sea views and the cave.
The serenity and peace. Really a nice quiet getaway from city life.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Gloria Weare
12 September 2018

walking, whale watching, photography.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5

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.