A weekend in Arniston – Waenhuiskrans

The southern-most pet of Africa
The southern-most pet of Africa

Last weekend we spend our time in Arniston also know as Waenhuiskrans in the Overberg. Main reason was we wanted to get away a couple of days from the Internet and just do nothing.

Therefore Arniston is the perfect place as you can not really do much there 😉 Arniston inherited its name from the transport ship H.M.S. Arniston which ran aground here in 1815. 372 of the passengers on board went down with it, only 6 survived.

The village’s official name is Waenhuiskrans, named after a cave in the area which was big enough to house several ox-wagons in. It is the only town in South Africa with two official names.
Coming from Cape Town we decided to stop in Hermanus for lunch and saw a few whales near the shore. Heading east over Stanford, Napier and Bredasdorp we reached Arniston on Friday afternoon.

We checked in at the Arniston Seaside Cottages as we took our Rigdeback with us and they welcome dogs 😉

Saturday we made a trip to Cape L’Agulhasm the southern-most point of the African continent and made a nice walk along the beach there. As you can see from the photo our dog loved to be the southern-most pet of Africa at this point of time.

Next was the Bredasdorp Shipwreck Museum which gives one an brief overview of the rich local maritime history. Back in Arniston we decided on having dinner at the Arniston Hotel. The food was delicious, staff friendly and lightning fast and we had a nice end of a lazy Saturday. On Sunday after a 2 hour drive we where back in Cape Town.

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