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Arniston Accommodation and Things to Do

Arniston Accommodation and Things to Do
Arniston – Waenhuiskrans Things to do

Arniston cave/Waenhuiskrans (wagon house cave) – accessible only at low tide through a small opening beneath a rocky overhang.

Die Mond – a coastal nature reserve established in 1986, visitors can picnic along side the river and explore the hiking trails. It is a prime fishing spot.

De Hoop – is a World Heritage site, home to the Cape Floral Kingdom with an estimated 1500 species. You can also see the rare bontebok, Cape mountain zebra, yellow mongoose and over 260 species of birds. Great for whale watching from June – September. Beautiful hiking trails.

Shipwreck museum Bredasdorp – 22km’s away is full of treasurers such as figure heads, life boats, porcelain, anchors, old bottles and coins from shipwrecks such as the Arniston, Wafra, Maori and many more.

Cape Agulhas lighthouse – situated at the southernmost tip of Africa, was the third lighthouse to be built in South Africa in 1849, this is where the warm Indian Ocean and the cold Atlantic Ocean meet. The light keepers house is now a museum and restaurant.

Cape Agulhas wine route (approx. 45 km’s from Arnsiton)– visit estates such as Black Oyster Catcher, The Berrio, Strandveld, Zoetendal and others for wine tastings.

Elim – established in 1824 by German missionaries as a Monrovian mission station.

Hiking Trails
Sterna trail – Die Mond 7km’s
De Hoop – 5 day trail with self catering accommodation
Spookdraai trail – Agulhas 2 hours

Mountain biking
De Hoop Nature Reserve
Town of Napier
We are bike friendly, with lock-up facilities for riders who want to stay over night.

Whale Watching
Whales arrive in Arniston from May & stay till end of October.

Whale Trails
De Hoop Nature Reserve – the trail is approx 55 km’s, the best land based whale watching spots. You spend 5 nights sleeping in self catering cottages.

Book accommodation in Arniston at BlueSky Arniston Guest House for all your adventures in and around the region.

Article by Bluesky Guest House

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