What to do in the area

  • Walk along the the beaches
  • Explore the rocky coastline and visit the cave at low tide.
  • Explore Kassiesbaai
  • Have a traditional meal in one of the fisherman's cottages. Reservations essential. Book at the Arniston Hotel.
  • Visit the southernmost tip of Africa and the Cape Agulhas lighthouse. Have lunch at the lighthouse or at one of the many restaurants in the L'Agulhas/Struisbaai area.
  • Visit the historical town of Elim and take a stroll around the old Moravian church.
  • Stroll through the village of Napier with it's restored original 19th century buildings. Visit Rose boats and toy museum.


  • Bredasdorp, which is the closet town to Arniston, has various shops, banks and fuel stations.
  • Visit the shipwreck museum.
  • Walk up the Heuningberg.
  • Browse in the gift/curio shops and have lunch at one of the many coffee shops.

Nearby nature reserves

  • Pack a picnic basket and spend the day at De Hoop Nature reserve.
  • Koppie Alleen is a great site for land based whale-watching.
  • Visit De Mond nature reserve. Take a picnic basket.

Restaurants in and around Arniston

  • The Arniston Hotel restaurant - restaurant and full bar.
  • The Dunes at Arniston (2km outside Arniston) - conference centre, restaurant and full bar.
  • Willene's - in Kassiesbaai - open daytime for light meals
  • Wanda’s Restaurant. Eat in and take-away. Not licensed, take your own drinks.

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