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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.

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Stuart McLeod
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Impressive cave, nice beaches.

Accommodation near Waenhuiskrans

Arniston Hotel

38 Reviews
Sleeps 124 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 R1150
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Werfhuisie

4 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Werfhuisie is situated on a farm on the outskirts of Arniston, in the Overberg region.The unit provides accommodation for up to three...
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Arniston Cottage

Sleeps 7 in 3 rooms

Welcome to Arniston Cottage.Arniston, Kassiesbaai. A spacious holiday cottage, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8. Sea views, situated +- 50...
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Burke House

Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

This alluring three bedroom house comes with a beautiful loft and can comfortably accommodate a maximum of eight guests. Two bedrooms are...
from R1815
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4 on 4th Arniston

Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

This marvellous double storey house is situated in the quiet town of Arniston. This house can accommodate up to ten guests and has all the...
from R2155
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Roman View - Sea Front

Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

This is the house that everyone wants.... Arniston and Arniston-Etnas is near the southernmost town in Africa, Cape L'Agulhas and arguably...
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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

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