Cape Agulhas & Surrounding Accommodation

Arniston Accommodation

Arniston Seaside Cottages

Self Catering in Arniston

... Arniston Seaside Cottages provide self catering accommodation in Arniston on the Overberg / Whale Coast in the Western Cape. The picturesque fishing village of Arniston is a popular subject for artists and movie-makers. It is here that the southern right whale can be spotted migrating to and from the Antarctic. Where dunes embroider endless beaches and rustic white-washed cottages overlook a deep blue sea. It's out of this world. Take a leisurely drive along the N2, over the magnificent Arniston, a fishing village two centuries old. Arniston is also known to some as waenhuiskrans, the incredible tidal cave, chiselled by time and the sea out of the sand-stone cliff. Close to the beaches are Arniston Seaside Cottages, a cluster of impressive luxury thatch roof cottages, emphasising the unique personality of Arniston itself. They can accommodate groups from a honeymoon couple to a party of 80. The self catering cottages have quarry tile floors, reed ceilings and open log fireplaces. The modern kitchens are fully equipped with everything from a microwave oven to a tin opener. The relaxed ambience is enhanced by cosy bedrooms and light and airy living areas, complemented with colourful Cape cane and pine furnishings. Some balconies have wonderful views of the sea and the surrounding dunes. So much to do in Arniston: You can wander down to the slipway and bargain with local fisherman for fresh fish, or even catch your own Galjoen or Steenbras. Just a stone's throw away are rock-pools where you can gather your own oysters or other delectable shellfish. You can cook your catch over a braai in the privacy of your own thatched lapa. The self catering cottages are serviced every day allowing you to relax and fit into the casual lifestyle of Arniston.
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The tranquil fishing village with two names, Arniston is on the north-east of Cape Agulhas in Marcus Bay and known as one of the world's best hideaways. It was officially named Waenhuiskrans (wagon house cave) by early settlers after a nearby cavern large enough to house their wagons. This cave is easy to explore for sea treasures at low tide.

The village became unofficially known as "Arniston" after the nearby tragedy that sunk a British troopship of the same name. The village offers some wonderful opportunities to explore unusual rock formations and other examples of natural erosion.

Several of the beautifully restored, white-washed thatched cottages of Kassiesbaai, the oldest part of Arniston, were declared national monuments and the area is thus popular with artists and photographers. Remnants of prehistoric fish traps are visible along the coast and serve as memorials of a vanished people called strandlopers ("beach walkers").

Arniston is flanked by two nature reserves - the well-known, ecologically important De Hoop Nature Reserve and the smaller De Mond Nature Reserve.


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