P.O. Box 807, Bredasdorp, 7280
Tel: +27(0)28 445 9657
Mobile: +27(0)82 818 4529
Email: arniset@mweb.co.za
Skype: etnasaccommodation
Welcome to Arniston and Arniston-Etnas near the southernmost town in Africa, Cape L’Agulhas and arguably one of the most beautiful parts of Southern Africa. Arniston-Etnas offer a total range of 150 different beds, 100 single rooms, 35 double rooms, 15 multiple – bedrooms and 4 suites, which ensures suitable accommodation is almost always available for your sojourn in Arniston.

Arniston is one of South African’s best kept secrets and Mother Nature has ensured that you can 'get away from it all'. If you are looking to experience fresh sea air, the thrill of fishing, exhilarating walks in pristine countryside, snorkelling in clear rock pools, diving amongst the many ocean wrecks scattered along the Southern Coast of Africa, mountain biking, hiking, exploring the multitude of coastal caves and enjoy sun tanning on unspoilt white beaches, then you will surely be in the right place.

Arniston a historical fishing village


Very little is known about Arniston’s history prior to the appearance of the first European settlers. The Khoisan people lived along these shores as Strandlopers (Beach combers). Very little remains of their existence here except for the occasional ‘midden’ of shellfish remains and a few paintings and artefacts discovered in the surrounding area. Arniston derives its name from a wreck, namely the British ‘Arniston’ which sank here in 1815. Only 6 of the 378 passengers on board survived. Arniston is also known as ‘Waenhuiskrans’. Literally translated it means ox wagon cave and takes its name from the huge cave, which was big enough for a wagon to circle in.