Child Friendly

– A Family Holiday Destination –

Fun for the young ones

Children are most welcome and our child-friendly hotel will make your children’s stay a memorable and enjoyable one. Contact Reception should you require an early meal, a cot or anything else that we can assist you with.

During the holidays we transform the conference room into a playroom to keep children occupied. Captain Arnie’s programme is available at Reception.

Child minders can be booked in advance. Please enquire at reception.

Indoor Games

For those rainy days and winter evenings we have a number of games to choose from. Please enquire at Reception.


  • Swimming pool
  • Volleyball
  • Rugby and soccer balls
  • Jumping castle (seasonal)
  • Beach bats
  • Frisbee
  • Cricket set
  • Croquet set
  • Swingball


Thanks to the warm Mozambique current, Arniston is blessed with considerably warmer waters than Cape Town or even nearby Hermanus, not to mention the brilliantly clear water and fine white sand. The main swimming beach, Roman Beach, is not far from the hotel. It is shallow and calm and a great place for children. Further out there’s a rewarding surf break.

Hotel Beach, in front of the hotel is excellent for low-tide frolicking and building sandcastles. The sand dunes are also popular for dune boarding. Swimming at Arniston is safe and enjoyable. To enhance your enjoyment of the water, body boards are available at Reception.


Arniston is a lovely place to cycle, with some sandy routes as well as paved roads. The hotel has bicycles for your use to explore the area. The bicycles are parked outside the front entrance of the hotel. Please ask Reception if you wish to make use of the bicycles. Bicycles must be signed for at Reception. Please note that the bicycles are your responsibility while signed out.

Swimming Pool

Our refreshing swimming pool is the perfect place to spend balmy summer days – either soaking up the sun or relaxing under an umbrella. You can lie back on our sunloungers while being served cocktails and snacks by our friendly staff.