Luxury self-catering accommodation at the popular South African seaside resort of Arniston, recommended by Time Magazine as one of “The World’s Best Hideaways”.

Our luxury thatch-roofed cottages are built in the unique style of the fisherman’s cottages of the area. The cottages have a three star grading from The South African Tourism Board (SATOUR).



These impressive luxury thatched cottages have quarry tile floors, reed ceilings and open log fireplaces and are situated on a headland close to the sea. The beaches are within easy walking distance.

The cottages can accommodate groups from a honeymoon couple to a party of 80.

The relaxed ambience is enhanced by cosy bedrooms and light and airy living areas. Some balconies have wonderful views of the sea and the surrounding dunes. MORE


Just a stones throw away are rock-pools where you can gather your own oysters or other delectable shellfish, and there is the slipway where you can bargain with local fishermen for fresh fish, or even catch your own to cook over a braai in the privacy of your own thatched lapa.

The cottages are serviced daily allowing you to relax into the casual lifestyle of Arniston.

There are endless walks or you can take to the dunes in your 4X4! MORE


What’s in a name?

Arniston is named after one of the many ships which got wrecked along this stretch of South African coastline, having become victims of ‘The Cape of Storms’.

Waenhuiskrans, meaning ‘The wagon house cliff’ because of it’s size, is an alternate name for Arniston. This incredible tidal cave was carved by the sea out of the sandstone cliff over centuries of time. MORE


Arniston is the only town in South Africa to be named after a shipwreck, and we recently commemorated the 200-year anniversary of the sinking of its namesake, the Arniston Transport.

Forever Arniston, our commemorative coffee table book, covers everything about Arniston with over 60 pages of history and full colour pictures.

Please call the Arniston Spa Hotel to order your copy:

Tel: 028 445 9000    |    Email: info@arnistonhotel.com