Activities in Arniston
There are so many things to see and do during your stay at Arniston Spa Hotel. Guests can entertain themselves with fishing, mountain biking, kite flying, swimming, snorkeling, hiking, bird watching, whale watching (May to November) as well as squash, tennis and horse riding – all this within 15 minutes drive.
The shortest walk is a two minute stroll to the harbour where you can watch the fishing boats come in from the sea. Next to the harbour you will find the historical fishing village of Kassiesbaai, which welcomes strollers and photographers.
A must at low tide is the walk to the most spectacular Waenhuiskrans caves, a famous landmark in the area. The walk is 1,5 kms along the road and cliff tops and a small walk down the dunes.
Longer walks will take you to Struis Point, Galjoengat and to the De Mond Nature Reserve. This is a most beautiful walk for the moderately fit.
There are many good fishing areas around Arniston. Should you require a “gilly” this can be arranged. If there is any tackle that you need please let us know. Our management and staff are keen fishermen! Deep sea fishing trips can be arranged on the “Chuckies”. Tackle and bait are provided.
The beach directly in front of the Hotel is good for swimming. Our main beach is along the road leading to the cave. Arniston is blessed with warm, shallow waters and safe bathing. Body boards are available.
An award winning 9 hole golf course is in Bredasdorp, 20 minutes from Arniston. If you have forgotten your clubs we have two sets that we can lend you.
Wellness and Relaxing
Operated by the Ginkgo Spa & Wellness Group, our spa offers a wide variety of skin and body treatments, as well as the unique Rasul and a Turkish inspired mud/steam bath. Please pre-book all treatments to avoid disappointment.
Take a trip to the southernmost tip of Africa to observe the meeting of two oceans and note the unique coastal vegetation.
Take a boat trip from Struisbaai harbour into the bay, where you might have a close encounter with a school of dolphins or Southern Right whales.
Discover this quaint town. Visit the only shipwreck museum in the southern hemisphere and the world renowned Kapula Gallery and candle factory shop.
Arniston is a great area for cycling, with little traffic on the road and interesting off-road mountain bike tracks. The hotel has bicycles for guests.
We can drive you as close as possible and then you have to climb the dune, carrying your drinks. From the vantage point you can watch the sun set and observe the sea and sand dunes change colour.