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Kassiesbaai

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Address: Harbour Street | Waenhuiskrans / Arniston, Arniston, South Africa

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Authentic Fishing Village

Lovely little village -well worth the trip! We spent an hour walking around - super time had by all.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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West Malling, United Kingdom
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West Malling, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely little village -well worth the trip! We spent an hour walking around - super time had by all.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Gives you the feeling of ooold times in Holland, just definitelly warmer. The place has a very strong magic and makes really good pics!

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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This little village reminded me of a Scottish fishing village so felt right at home and loved exploring it. Visited a little craft shop then came upon a restaurant called Willeens run by Diana which had tables outside with a wonderful view of the beach. Great seafood or toasted sandwiches and a lovely place to enjoy some of the local... More 

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

An authentic fishing village of stone and thatch houses where the fishermen and their families live. Interesting to see houses in various stages of being built in the age-old method. Having seen paintings of such cottages all my life, it was lovely to see the real thing, just like in the paintings! We got super pictures at sunset, with interesting... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I walked around the village and felt completely safe. This is an original and working fisherman's village not a replica. The buildings are their home and I found it really interesting to wander. Highly recommend

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Thank Jill M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

People are friendly. Houses are in their original form. Beautiful fishing village. We stopped at Wileens for drinks. it's a quaint restaurant offering fresh food. You can also buy local art by the locals.

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Thank Thandolwethu S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

One of the oldest, authentic & historic fisherman's villages in South Africa, a MUST visit. The people are friendly and when the fishing boats come in at around noon there is an abundance of fresh fish to choose from. Takes one back in time to see these informal fishermen applying their age old trade. Wonderful experience

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Bunde, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We often have been to Kassiesbaai when we visited Arniston. A well preserved fishing village of the Coloured population. Very nice to walk around and to talk to the friendly local people.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Kassiesbaai is next to the hotel and slip/harbour for launching the fishing boats. We did not get a chance to eat at one of their local eateries, but will do so in future.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We had a lovely foodie experience in the fisherman village of Kassiesbaai, in walking distance of the hotel. Phone Lilian for a great lunch in her home. She will prepare it with her friends. They need the support as well. The meal was fantastic!

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