Arniston, also known as Waenhuiskrans in the Western Cape, is a mere two-hour drive from Cape Town, along a scenic route through the patchwork farmlands of the Overberg. The Arniston Hotel is situated on the panoramic Indian Ocean sea front adjacent to the fishing harbour in one of the Cape's most beautiful and peaceful locations, with beaches reminiscent of the greek islands. An endless stretch of pristine coastal nature reserve is situated to the left of the hotel and is accessible to a limited number of 4x4 vehicles by daily permit. The internationally renowned 4 star Arniston Hotel is classy and luxurious, the perfect getaway.
Taking full advantage of the local harvest from the sea, the Arniston Hotel offers an array of delicious sea delicacies from oysters to the freshest fish from local fishing boats. The menu at the Hotel combines traditional South African cuisine with modern European innovations from renowned chefs. Cuisine at the Arniston Hotel is complemented by award-winning wines, many selected from the local wine routes of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek. The breakfast buffet offers a varied and delicious spread of traditional foods as well as the option of fresh fruit and cereals for the health conscious.
The unique bar area at the Arniston Hotel features a living fish tank bartop housing local sea creatures. A big-screen television and two large aquariums provide the entertainment !
The Arniston Hotel's exclusive and tastefully decorated rooms are all en-suite and most rooms have fireplaces for cosy winter evenings.
Certain sea-facing rooms have private balconies offering breathtaking ocean views. The patio-facing rooms open onto a tranquil garden area with a sparkling swimming pool.
From June to November at the Arniston Hotel you can view Southern Right whales frolicking in the sheltered bay from the comfort of your seafront room. Guests have many relaxing options to choose from - swimming, fishing or snorkeling at one of the safe and unspoilt beaches, or for the more energetic a scenic hike along the endless shores and dunes.
15 minutes drive from Arniston is the town of Bredasdorp which offers an excellent golf course, squash and tennis courts and a world famous shipwreck museum. A number of world renowned tourist destinations are within easy reach of Arniston, including the De Mond Nature Reserve situated around a pristine, unspoilt river mouth, De Hoop Nature Reserve with an abundance of bird and wildlife and Cape Agulhas with its lighthouse at the southernmost tip of Africa.