About Waenhuiskrans

Arniston, Waenhuiskrans or Kassiesbaai? In reality all three names apply to this multi-faceted gem of a Southern Overberg coastal town. Arniston is a true mixture of, not only name, but many other things too.

The name Arniston commemorates an 1815 shipwreck; the Waenhuiskrans (wagon-house cliff) is so named after a massive limestone cave close by; and historic Kassiesbaai, a national heritage site, is one of the last remaining unspoiled fishing villages in the country.

Arniston is also known as Waenhuiskrans because of the magnificent limestone cave. You can get to this cave across the dunes to the west of Roman Beach. According to local lore, the cave is so big that wagons with a full span of oxen could turn around inside it. Waenhuiskrans can only be accessed at low tide.

Things to do in Arniston

Reviews for Waenhuiskrans

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Stuart McLeod
30 August 2014

Impressive cave, nice beaches.

Accommodation near Waenhuiskrans

Kassiesbaai Cottage

23 Reviews
Sleeps 2 in 1 room

This is a quaint self-catering chalet situated in the picturesque fishing village of Kassiesbaai in Arniston. Kassiesbaai. Known for it's...
from R500
per night for 2 guests

Arniston Hotel

36 Reviews
Sleeps 228 in 62 rooms

The Arniston Spa Hotel is set in one of the Cape’s most exquisite locations, next to an old fishing village, surrounded by pristine beaches...
from R1700
per night for 2 guests

The Dunes at Arniston

3 Reviews
Sleeps 180 in 60 rooms

The Dunes at Arniston is the perfect base for beach-friendly romantic getaways, family holidays and business breakaways. It is conveniently...
from R950
per night for 2 guests

Arniston Holiday Cottage

18 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Situated in the picturesque 200-year-old fishing village of Arniston. Relax and enjoy all that Arniston and its surrounds have to offer in...
from R1200
per night for 2 guests

Arniston Self Catering Holida...

5 Reviews
Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

The Arniston Self-Catering House is the ultimate in self-catering accommodation in the Western...
from R2000
per night for 2 guests

Arniston Lodge

29 Reviews
Sleeps 9 in 5 rooms

Arniston Lodge is a double-storey thatched roof cottage designed to blend in with the traditional homes of the fishing village. The four...
from R850
per night for 2 guests

Waenhuiskrans Map

Waenhuiskrans is 1.4km from the centre of Arniston , the nearest airport 198.1km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Other things to do near Arniston

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The longest, uninterrupted white beach in the Southern Hemisphere? It's right here at Struisbaai -...
The De Mond to Arniston Trail follows the De Mond Nature Reserve coastline to Waenhuiskrans Cave....
The Sterna Trail starts near the De Mond Nature Reserve office and meanders to an atmospheric...