Guest houses in Arniston
If you’re looking for a holiday destination or weekend getaway that offers panoramic views of the ocean and endless, beautiful beaches, then you should definitely visit the Overberg town of Arniston. This quaint fishing village features lime-washed cottages and a close-knit community with a warm attitude towards visitors. In general, you’ll find that Arniston guest houses provide excellent service with welcoming smiles all around!
The town of Arniston is situated approximately 200km from Cape Town and takes around 2 and a half hours to drive. This renowned village has become a popular destination for a stopover when travelling towards the Garden Route. Many film-makers, writers and artists have referenced Arniston in their work which isn’t surprising as the town really is reminiscent of a Greek fishing village on the edge of the Mediterranean. It’s actually even more enchanting in many ways with the coastline becoming a playground for the Southern Right Whales during breeding season.
Guest houses in Arniston also offer delicious, fresh food on request. If you love country-style breakfasts, light seafood lunches and mouth-watering traditional dinners, then definitely choose accommodation where you’ll enjoy the local cuisine. This food can also usually be complemented by a wide selection of local wines including vineyards from Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Alternatively you can visit the town’s pubs to enjoy a few more sundowners or delicious local craft beer. The bars also have big-screen televisions for sports and even large aquariums filled with local fish.
Guest house accommodation in Arniston can include sea-facing rooms, en-suits, fireplaces, balconies and even swimming pools with sun loungers. There is a local spa where you can treat yourself even further with treatments at a Turkish steam chamber and a tranquillity lounge. You can also take the opportunity to go on majestic hikes along the endless shores and dunes - perfect for photographers who are looking for expansive land- and seascapes to shoot.
There are also two nature reserves (De Mond and De Hoop) surrounding Arniston that hold an abundance of wild- and birdlife to be viewed. And of course, the ideal day trip is to journey to the southernmost tip of Africa at L’Agulhas. Besides the wealth of natural assets and unspoilt beauty, it’s quite something to stand in the spot where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet.
Contact Arniston guest houses today and secure your accommodation for a wonderful stay in this historic village. Whether you’re travelling in a large group, with a partner or solo, you’ll have tremendous fun in this Overberg village!