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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.

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Good - Impressive cave, nice beaches.

Stuart McLeod
South Africa

Accommodation near Waenhuiskrans

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R800
1 night, 2 adults

Arniston Beach House

Sleeps 8 Arniston Self-catering in Arniston
1.06km from Waenhuiskrans

Arniston Beach House is a charming neat, fully furnished self-catering holiday home situated in the ...

from R2700
1 night, 2 adults

Clydesdale House

Sleeps 6 Arniston Self-catering in Arniston
1.18km from Waenhuiskrans

This self-catering house is decorated in natural colors and situated close to the hotel and sea. The...

from R590
1 night, 2 adults

Arniston Hotel

Sleeps 248 Arniston Hotel in Arniston
1.33km from Waenhuiskrans

Set in one of the Cape's most breathtaking locations, nestled between an azure Indian Ocean, a charm...

from R1200
1 night, 2 adults

Arniston Holiday Cottage

Sleeps 8 Arniston Self-catering in Arniston
1.40km from Waenhuiskrans

Situated in the picturesque 200-year-old fishing village of Arniston. Relax and enjoy all that Arnis...

from R650
1 night, 2 adults

Arniston Lodge

Sleeps 9 Arniston Bed and Breakfast in Arniston
1.61km from Waenhuiskrans

Arniston Lodge is a double-storey thatched roof cottage designed to blend in with the traditional ho...

from R2750
1 night, 2 adults

Arniston Self Catering Holiday Home

Sleeps 12 Arniston Self-catering in Arniston
1.62km from Waenhuiskrans

The Arniston Self-Catering House is the ultimate in self-catering accommodation in the Western Cape....

from R500
1 night, 2 adults

Kassiesbaai Cottage

Sleeps 2 Arniston Self-catering in Arniston
1.70km from Waenhuiskrans

from R1100
1 night, 2 adults

Mop Cottage

Sleeps 9 Arniston Self-catering in Arniston
1.76km from Waenhuiskrans

from R830
1 night, 2 adults

The Dunes at Arniston

Sleeps 180 Arniston Hotel in Arniston
3.27km from Waenhuiskrans

Rietfontein Cottage
from R570
1 night, 2 adults

Rietfontein Cottage

Sleeps 6 Bredasdorp Self-catering in Bredasdorp
16.74km from Waenhuiskrans

This is a beautifully appointed self-catering cottage situated on a working farm, about 15 km from B...

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Stuart McLeod - 30 August 2014


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