Waenhuiskrans Caves, Arniston

4.7
#3 of 6 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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  • Lovely experience. Make sure to go at low tide. The salt water pools kept my 4year old busy for hours! Well worth the walk.  more »
  • Nice to tide during this walk to make it from Arniston Spa Hotel. Easily reached on foot. approximately a 25 minute walk from the hotel
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  • What an amasing place, but please remember to plan your trip well. You can only enter the cave at low tide and you need a vehicle with decent ride height. I do not think a 4x4 is needed, but maybe dif...  more »
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  • Spectacular cave but only accessable when the tide is low. The main cave is through a small hole in the back wall of the first cave. Some funky sea creatures too!
  • From the parking a good 300m walk on jeep track. A little technical over the wet rocks to the entrance then through a small opening the cave opens up majesticly! I suggest rocky sandals or wet shoes and a small backpack for your water and camera AND sunscreen to enhance the experience. Go at low tide!
  • A natural wonder. Absolute must to visit. Grafiti really spoiling the wonder.
  • Accessibility prevents overrun by people who disrespect the natural environment.
  • Pleasant surprise after reaching the cave. Only accessible at low tide, beware, rocks are slippery.
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