Set all notions of haste aside and gift yourself with two leisurely hours to make an unhurried journey from Cape Town to Arniston. Threading its way through the beautiful hills of the Overberg, the route is, in itself, a soul-soother.  And at the end of it, there’s exquisite Arniston to win you over. That’s if you’re not already fully pursuaded about the charms of this gorgeous little fishing village and downtime hot-spot.

Arniston Spa Hotel opposite beach in Arniston Western cape
The Arniston Spa Hotel is situated just opposite the beach

Surrounded by beaches and pristine nature reserves, Arniston has gifts aplenty, and all are within an accessibly compact radius. Standing proud in this little seaside town is the 4-star Arniston Spa Hotel. It’s a great value-for-money escape, and also ideal for families, offering spacious inter-leading accommodation options.

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The Superior Sea View Bedroomat Arniston Spa Hotel
Arniston Spa Hotel Western Cape is close to coastal caves
Explore fabulous caves during your stay at Arniston Spa Hotel

Catch the sea spray, explore beaches and rugged shorelines, go snorkelling in rock pools, dive amongst the old shipwrecks for which the area is well known, or do a spot of fishing. Discover the wonder of Arniston’s coastal caves at low tide, when you can walk along the clifftops and dunes to the Waenhuiskrans caves (the walk is about 1.5 kms.)

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Houses in the village of Kassiesbaai near The Arniston Spa Hotel
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Plenty of fishing scenes can be enjoyed in the village of Arniston

You can also take longer walks – to Struis Point, Galjoengat and to the De Mond Nature Reserve. Nearby De Hoop is, of course, also an unrivalled paradise for walkers. If you don’t fancy walking, you can take a boat trip from Struisbaai harbour into the bay, where you’re bound to see whales if you’re there between May and November.

The harbour is minutes away from the hotel, and it’s fun to amble over there and watch the fishing boats come in with the day’s bounty. Stroll through the quaint fishing village of Kassiesbaai and see how the locals live.

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Breakfast with ocean views at The Arniston Spa Hotel
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Seafood is abundant at The Arniston Spa Hotel

Discover the town of Bredasdorp, and visit the shipwreck museum – it’s a one-of-its-kind in the southern hemisphere. While you’re there, pop in at the candle factory shop.

Arniston’s great for cycling. No traffic snarl-ups to worry about, and there are some very appealing off-road mountain bike tracks. Bicycles are available at the hotel.

Mail us to book a breather in Arniston, or chat to us about other getaways. You can ring us on +27 21 797-7122.