Self-caterings in Arniston
Arniston is a leisurely 2 hour and a half hour’s drive from Cape Town, one that takes you over the renowned Sir Lowry’s Pass and its magnificent views. You’ll also have the opportunity of watching the landscapes change from the Elgin orchards to the patchwork, rolling hills of wheat fields after Caledon and then finally the amazing coastline at the southern point of Africa. If you’re looking for self-catering accommodation in Arniston for when you arrive, you won’t be disappointed with this 200-year-old fishing village and its charm.
Self-catering establishments in Arniston are typically seaside cottages with amazing views of the Ocean and surrounding dunes. The beach is usually within easy walking distance and you can book a few cottages at once to accommodate larger groups. Most of the self-catering options in Arniston are child and even pet friendly, welcoming families of all sizes. This is also a wonderful town for couples looking to have a romantic getaway as it offers a relaxed ambience and truly magical scenery. However, there aren’t very many shops in Arniston so ensure that you stock up well for your self-catering getaway.
If you love visiting towns that give you a glimpse into the past, then Arniston is a particularly unique experience. It’s an incredibly historical village and was declared a National Heritage Site in its entirety. Many of the houses have features dating back to the beginnings of the settlement, with copper stair case railings, copper and porcelain light switches as well as wash basins that were recovered from ships and trains. You can even try spot hidden treasures around town like door frames or window panes that are more than 150 years old.
Arniston accommodation is renowned for providing travellers to the Cape Overberg with warm hospitality, access to amazing restaurants with local cuisine that’s fresh from the ocean and both traditional and contemporary comforts. You can even organise for a stocked bar, braai facilities, fireplaces, en-suites and Wi-Fi access.
And of course, once settled, you’ll be able to explore this amazing fishing village and its lime-washed cottages. If you find yourself here between May and November, it’s a haven for Southern Right Whales which are an attraction for local and foreign visitors alike. You can also discover caves along the coastline during low tide or even have a truly traditional meal at one of the fishermen’s cottages. You can also visit the Cape Agulhas lighthouse and stroll around the southernmost tip of Africa!