To really get away from the hustle and bustle of city living, some time in nature is a must for me and Arniston is one those magical places that ticks all the boxes. It’s a must for sun worshippers, water babies, fishing fanatics, photographers, nature lovers and families.
Beautiful, pristine beaches with sand dunes on one side and the Indian Ocean on the other, allow for long walks and incredible views. Arniston has the most amazing rock formations and photographers travel from far and wide to come and capture the beauty especially at sunrise and sunset. Google ‘Arniston Cauldron’ and you’ll come across spectacular long exposure images.
At the centre of the village lies the Arniston Spa Hotel which overlooks the small, picturesque harbour. For a real treat, book yourself a sea facing room and enjoy the relaxed vibe and friendly hospitality. If you have time for further spoils, head to their Ginkgo Spa – on my list for the next visit!
From the hotel you can easily explore on foot. A stroll in one direction takes you to Roman Beach which is where most of the action happens, and further on to the famous Waenshuiskrans Cave which is a must-see in low tide. To the other direction lies Kassiesbaai, a traditional fisherman’s village with whitewashed stone houses and thatch roofs. Take a wander through the village, with camera in hand, and enjoy a tea and traditional meal at Willeen’s Restaurant.
En route to Arniston, I recommend stopping at Napier and enjoying a coffee whilst taking in the slower pace. There’s so much to see and do in the Overberg region – now we just need another long weekend!
All photography: Lana Kenney ©