Accommodation in Arniston
Aiming to hide away from the world? Wanting to get away from it all and submerge yourself in the wide open spaces of the countryside? Then look no further, Arniston is the place for you!
The secluded fishing village close to the southern tip of Africa will steal you away and offer you the tranquillity and peace you have been looking for. Nestled in between cerulean sea and luscious landscapes, this historic hamlet is the perfect spot to kick up your heels and soak up the warmth of the African sun.
The lodgings here are characterized by the unique buildings and famous Overberg hospitality. Mostly renovated old sheds and fashioned after the trademark cottages of Kassiesbaai, the accommodations in Arniston range from cosy B&Bs to the famous Arniston Hotel. Originally built up from materials sourced from the area, it is clear to see the strong influence of the Indian Ocean. And it is no wonder that most of the places to stay in this coastal retreat face the azure seas with its calming effect. The beautiful old structures accentuate the town’s lost-in-time ambience and hold a warmth that will cocoon you in for your stay here.
Deciding whether to enjoy the do-your-own-thing style of a self-catering setup, the freedom of a country house or to camp out in a cave, there’s one thing you don’t need to worry about. All of the accommodation in Arniston is walking distance from the beach and any other attraction in town that might catch your eye. The centrally located lodgings allows for walking into town and quickly popping back from your day at the beach in case you forgot something.
The easy access to the surrounding area just makes it so much easier to spend your time enjoying your favourite outdoor activity. The idyllic beaches and warm azure sea opens up an array of activities for the sunshine seeking traveller. Heading out to the beach includes swimming, surfing, snorkelling, dune surfing and exploring the rock pools for the kids. Some of the popular hiking trails start right at your doorstep and leads you through the area’s undulating landscapes and golden dunes.
Heading back “home” after your day of fun in the sun, you are welcomed with friendly faces and a thirst-quenching sundowner. Enjoying the sights of the setting golden sun over the Indian Ocean you can already smell the mouth-watering meal waiting for you. The luxury accommodation of the Hotel with its elegantly decorated rooms and stylish furnishings, truly leaves you feeling pampered. The lavishly modern design almost makes it look out of sorts in the modest town, but draws you in with its splendour and panoramic views of the surrounding natural beauty for an unforgettable stay.
Another favourite amongst visitors is always the Arniston Guest House due to its interesting décor. The guest house is decorated and built up with numerous artefacts from history. Many of the trinkets, doors and basins in the establishment once belonged to ships and trains and some are more than 150 years old. The rooms are also named after various shipwrecks and important historical events and decorated as such, making for an interesting stay.
Arniston also presents you with a beautiful resort that provides prime camping sites and cosy self-catering cottages nestled into the landscape. So there really is accommodation to suit all your needs, whether you are a lone traveller looking for an easy adventure or a whole big family looking to be spoiled. You will soon discover why Arniston / Waenhuiskrans was once voted one of the world’s top hideaways by Time Magazine. The rich historical ambience and warm small town hospitality will draw you in and never let you go, but why would you ever want to leave?