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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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Reviews for Waenhuiskrans

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Stuart McLeod
30 August 2014

Impressive cave, nice beaches.

Accommodation near Waenhuiskrans

The Dunes at Arniston

10 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 R1100
per night for 2 guests

Arniston Hotel

37 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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Kassiesbaai Cottage

52 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 R550
per night for 2 guests


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...
from R755
per night for 2 guests

BlueSky Guest House Arniston

Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

A six-bedroom deluxe guesthouse in the quaint, tranquil village of Arniston, only 450 m from the...
from R1275
per night for 2 guests

Arniston Holiday Cottage

20 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 R1300
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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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