The Guest House

A deluxe guesthouse in the quaint, tranquil village of Arniston only 450 m from the beach and historical fishing harbour. Arniston is a national monument and the only remaining historic fishing village in South Africa.

Your Hosts

Ade and Jill Penny look forward to welcoming you to our home.

Have a look at our rooms or click below to check availability and book securely through Nightsbridge (you will be redirected to our listing on the their website).


We are bike friendly, with lock-up facilities for riders who want to stay over night.


About Arniston/Waenhuiskrans

Arniston is a tranquil fishing village approx 210 km’s from Cape Town, on the Indian Ocean coast of South Africa. The village of Kassiesbaai boasts iconic white washed, thatched roof fishermans’ cottages. The Arniston sank here in 1815, only 6 of the 378 passengers survived the disaster.

There are pristine white sandy beaches, dotted with rock pools to explore. Prehistoric fish traps made by the Khoisan strandlopers (beach walkers) still remain along the coastline. These stone built enclosures trap fish at high tide.

Waenhuiskrans means wagon house cave, big enough to house a wagon and oxen.

De Hoop and Die Mond reserves flank Arniston.