Arniston in the Overberg on the Cape Whale Coast

Named after the HMS Arniston, a British troop ship that sank in 1815 killing more than 300 on board, Arniston is a beautiful little coastal fishing village with one of the longest beaches in Africa. Azure blue water, rocky coves and authentic fisherman cottages add to the magical beauty of this coastal jewel.

Here you are still able to buy fresh fish off the fishing boats as they come into the little harbour daily. There is a typical holiday atmosphere in Arniston where you can watch whales at play in the bay annually (September to November), visit the De Mond Reserve and discover the many bird species.

What To See
  • Die Waenhuis Restaurant
    Soetpatats to die for!
  • Kassiesbaai Craft Centre
    Craftword created by locals in addition to traditional meals, home baked breads, delicious fish dishes and more.
  • The Arniston Hotel
    Magnificent seaviews from the terrace where many a sundowner has been enjoyed.