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

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A Place that Time Forgot

We loved walking through the town. It felt like another space and time altogether. Quaint little homes. Nothing like you see anywhere else. Clean and absolutely safe. Treat... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved walking through the town. It felt like another space and time altogether. Quaint little homes. Nothing like you see anywhere else. Clean and absolutely safe. Treat yourself to a walk in the harbour especially when the fishing boats come it. Well worth watching the locals buying their evening meal.

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Marbella, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed our week in Arniston. Kassiesbaai was dormant, don't think I saw anybody around. I do think more folks there need to open up a couple of breakfast or lunch places; THAT WOULD BE IDEAL. The sea is full of bluebottles and jellyfish , little to NO swimming so if someone could open up a little coffee shop... More 

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Benoni, South Africa
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Its good to read the history of this place to understand exactly what you are looking at. Did a walk through this area on way to beach and was joined by 2 local dogs who roam free in this area.Intersting to watch the fishermens boat come into the harbour

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Durban
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

In May 1918 a convoy of British East India ships was heading around the Cape to repatriate wounded soldiers from Ceylon. The sea was rough and the weather was foul. The Arniston lost sight of the convoy in the unrelenting sea. Believing they were off St Helena Island the captain decided to beach and wait out the storm. He was... More 

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Walvis Bay, Namibia
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Lovely old buildings mostly being revamped. Took me back 30+ years ago when the town of Arniston was just like this. Fantastic that the population are doing something to preserve history.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 534 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

If you are wanting to visit an authentic Cape fishing village, then look no further! This is no artificial settlement built to rake in tourists, but a real working community, focussed on fishing, which has been in existence long before the word "tourism" was invented. It was an interesting experience to wander round and take in the sights - some... More 

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Johannesburg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Authentic fishing village with real people living there. Good place to walk around and absorb the atmosphere

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Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We stayed at the Kassiesbaai Cottage for 2 nights and made a point of meeting the locals. Friendly people who made us feel welcome at all times. Loved the experience and learned lots about the history of the area

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West Malling, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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