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Information on Arniston, Western Cape, South Africa

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Arniston is a small seaside village on the Cape South coast in the Overberg region, close to Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa. The area was named after the shipwreck of Arniston. Prior to this it was known as Waenhuiskrans after a local sea cave large enough to park a wagon and a span of oxen in.

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At first only a fishing community, it has now become a renowned holiday destination and wine farming area. The fishing village - recognisable for its limewashed and thatched houses - remains intact and has been declared a National Monument in its entirety.

Fishermen still take the original style boats out, although now under contract. Whale watching is a popular seaside tourist activity.

The Arniston Hotel is a popular tourist destination that looks out over the ocean. The closest major town is Bredasdorp, 24km to the north. The Overberg Test Range is situated adjacent to the town.

Several of the beautifully restored, whitewashed thatched cottages of Kassiebaai, the oldest part of Arniston, were declared national monuments and the area is thus popular with artists and photographers. Remnants of prehistoric fish traps are visible along the coast and serve as memorials of a vanished people called strandlopers


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