Waenhuiskrans Caves, Arniston

4.6
#3 of 8 in Nature in Overberg District
Delve into Waenhuiskrans Caves, a large sea cave and a landmark of the surrounding nature reserve. Take care making your way down to the cave: the route includes a couple of crevices to climb over, and the rugged rocks covered in barnacles are sometimes slippery. Once you reach the cave and your eyes adjust to the dark, you'll see just how large it is--as they say, big enough to fit a wagon and a full span of oxen in it. Plan to see Waenhuiskrans Caves and other attractions that appeal to you using our Arniston travel itinerary planner .
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  • Very beautiful place. Interesting cave reddish stones. The unique fact that the Sun does not shine when in long stretches of caves.
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  • A 10-15 min hike from the car park will get you to the caves - its not particularly strenuous but must be done at low tide. The caves were a bit underwhelming - was expecting more but its a good thing...  more »
  • Well it’s certainly a cave. Although I’m not sure how highly it rates on great caves and grottos of the world! But if you are exploring the peninsula and want to see how the strandlopers lived then it...  more »
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  • Very cool place. Quiet and pleasurable, perfect for relaxing. Beautiful shore!
  • A great spot to visit at low tide! Amazing marine life in the rock pools on the walk to the cave entrance.
  • Great drive to the tip at Otter Bay but 4x4 only, absolutely beautiful, did not visit the cave as high tide. Next time...
  • Beautiful unspoilt cave. Very helpful steps down to sea level.
  • Majestic. Such a great experience make sure there are rocks and you will most likely walk in water as well so make sure you have appropriate shoes or scandals. Make sure you check low tide times and go within two hours before or after the lowest tide time.
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