Special events in Arniston

You’ll be able to experience the legendary natural beauty and tranquil surroundings of Arniston in less than 2.5 hour’s drive from Cape Town. Visitors from all around the world travel to this part of the Western Cape’s Overberg to explore incredible coastline treasures like historical caves and amazing surfing spots for beach enthusiasts. To add to Arniston’s natural attractions, there are also a number of special events that are well worth attending throughout the year! 

There is so much to do in Arniston. From May through to November you can spot Southern Right Whales that come to the warm waters off Arniston’s coastline to mate and calve. During the summer months you can swim and surf at safe beaches with warm, shallow waters as well as go fishing, diving and snorkelling or choose to go mountain biking, hiking and even bird watching along the shoreline instead.

This part of the Overberg offers majestic scenic beauty that is rarely matched anywhere else in South Africa which has made it a favoured location for artists, writers and film-makers. Yet Arniston’s community normally keep themselves busy with the activities of a traditional fishing village. If you do visit Arniston, don’t miss the chance to take part in a traditional evening meal with local cuisine that’s caught fresh from the sea and served in one of the fishermen’s homes.  

While the locals may be down-to-earth, there are a number of enthusiasts in the region that love to take to the skies. This dynamic air show has now become renowned as one of the biggest recreational shows in the country. You’ll be able to view aircraft and various demonstrations as well as get exposure to crafts from civilian, military and professional owners. There are also additional attractions like performances by local artists, food stalls to feast on and even a wine auction. 

This informative guided tour is not to be missed by anyone wanting to follow the hidden trails of this magnificent and historical coastline. It’s a wonderful way to discover the scenery and heritage of Arniston. The adjacent marine reserve and incredible fields of Fynbos are a must-see, bustling with wildlife and indigenous birds. You’ll also enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach as part of the tour. It really is the best way to experience this coastal gem of a town.

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