Welcome to Arniston

Colourful boats, warm blue-green waters and the backdrop of Kassiesbaai, the 200-year-old hamlet of whitewashed cottages that forms the core of the town, make a very pretty picture. South of Kassiesbaai is Roman Beach with white sand and gentle waves. It’s a good place to bring the children as there are caves, coves and rock pools filled with sea urchins and colourful anemones at both ends. Be careful not to touch the sea urchins, because they can cause nasty cuts.

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$317.60 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day 'Stoked on the Southern Cape' Surf Trip

Day 1: FridayWe pick up from our city pick up points 8:15-8:45am before heading out of Cape Town and following the beautiful coastal drive to Hermanus. We will stop at one of the many beaches en route for our first surf lesson where you will learn the basics of surfing. We will enjoy lunch in Hermanus before continuing our journey through the canola fields to our lodging in the seaside village of Arniston.  That evening we enjoy a delicious home cooked dinner together.Day 2: SaturdayAfter breakfast, we grab our boards and stroll down to the beach for the second surf lesson. During this lesson you will consildate the skills you have learnt on day 1 and should feel far more confortable in the surf. After a wholesome lunch, we then head off along dusty back roads to the Southernmost Tip of Africa (the official meeting point of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans) and nearby shipwreck which offers some great photo opportunities. We then return to our lodging via local farm roads where there is the opportunity to spot some ostriches and zebra along with some amazing bird life. Upon arrival at our accommodation, we grab our sand boards and head for the nearby sand dunes to ‘surf’ the sand whilst watching the sunset. That evening we share our stories around the fire and enjoy a South African braai (barbeque).Day 3: SundayAfter a quick breakfast we walk down for the third surf lesson where you'll learn how to make directional changes on your board. We will then take a nature hike along the dunes to an impressive sea cave for which the area is famous. During the Summer months there is an opportunity to swim in the many rock pools en route. After lunch, we will then head back to the city via Sir Lowry’s Pass offering sweeping views across the Cape Town metropolitan area. We will be back in Cape Town by early evening to drop off at our city pick up points.Please note: The order of itinerary may be altered to suit prevailing surf conditions inorder to ensure you have the best surf camp experience possible.

$135.61 Tours & Sightseeing

Cape Agulhas Full Day Tour

The Cape Agulhas tour starts with a pick up from your accommodation and continues with a drive on Sir Lowry’s pass, in close proximity with the Hottentots Holland moving on to the Overberg which provides outstanding views of the Cape Flats and False Bay the perfect stop for an opportunity to take a picture to add some memory to your Cape Agulhas tour.You will proceed with the Cape Agulhas tour enjoying views of places such as the Steenbras Dam, primarily a water source for Cape Town. This dam boasts 1200 hectares of pine plantations around the dam which has drawn a diverse number of bird species to the area. As you leave the dam the Cape Agulhas tour further continues for the town of Caledon, driving through the green, gold and brown citrus orchards of the Overberg. Caledon is the capital of the Overberg with attractions such as the Caledon museum and Caledon Wild Flower Garden and Reserve.You will further drive on to Bredasdorp, South Africa’s first town to be called a “dorp”. This town offers an opportunity to visit the Shipwreck museum as part of the Cape Agulhas tour. The Shipwreck museum is home to striking visual displays and a fascinating collection of shipwreck artifacts and a treasure house of figureheads and lifeboats, porcelain, cannons, anchors, old bottles and coins from a number of European countries.The Cape Agulhas has so much more to offer as you make our way to Arniston, this area is known as the wheat belt of South Africa. Catch a glimpse of the small fishing area Kassiesbaai and visit the Waenshuiskrans Cave, a big cavern in the cliffs a kilometre from the village. After exploring Arniston, you will head south on the Cape Agulhas tour to Struisbaai, a beautiful holiday resort and paradise with the longest unbroken white beach sand in South Africa. You will then continue the Cape Agulhas tour by heading to the pinnacle of the tour entering Cape Agulhas to see the second oldest working lighthouse. A kilometre to the west of the lighthouse lays the southernmost tip of the African continent and the official division line between the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean.With the conclusion of the Cape Agulhas sighting the tour further continues to Hermanus, originally a fishing town Hermanus is famous for whale watching (seasonal July to November) and is also known as the whale capital in the world, with the reputation of the world’s best land-base whale watching site. Hermanus further allows us to explore its 12km of cliffs walk and an opportunity to spot the whales from the cliffs during whale season.From Hermanus, the Cape Agulhas tour proceeds with scenic Clarence drive for a stopover at Betty’s Bay for a moment with the African Penguins at Stoney Point Nature Reserve before heading back to Cape Town to drop you safe and happily at your accommodation with in Cape Town City Bowl.