If nature is for you then Arniston is for you. Visit a place where the practices of generations of fishermen quietly continue without interruption.

You won’t find crazy nightlife and adrenalin-packed attractions here, only an azure sea, cobalt sky and peace and quiet. Activities in Arniston include angling, swimming, hiking, whale watching and seeing the loaded fishing boats returning to Arniston Bay. 

Explore Kassiesbaai, a 200-year-old fishing village, which is a national heritage site. Characterised by unassuming white thatch cottages, this is where you can experience the customs of the locals, as many who live here still make a living from the sea. There are some lovely little coffee and craft shops to visit in the village, the sea is safe for swimming (and relatively warm), and the sand dunes around the town are great to explore.

Arniston is also known as Waenhuiskrans because of the magnificent limestone cave, across the dunes to the west of Roman Beach. This cave, according to a local theory, is so big that a wagon with a full span of oxen can turn around in it. “Waenhuiskrans” means “wagon house cliff” in Afrikaans and it can only be accessed at low tide.

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