Fishing village


The history of Arniston / Waenhuiskrans is as unforgiving as the coast along which it has established itself.

But the wonder of Arniston’s history does not only lie in its many tribulations but in the perseverance of its people and their inability to surrender to their circumstances. Through standing together in the face of relentless storms, legal trials and the decay of time, these hardy people have overcome all obstacles in their way. Their strong family bonds/ties and simple traditional ways have prevailed the ages, and will undoubtedly continue to do so. This extraordinary little town with its humble community serves as an inspiration for us all.

Arniston is a national monument and the only remaining historic fishing village in South Africa. For Arniston accommodation, try us at Blue Sky Guest House.