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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  • Been coming here to Arniston for all my life. Over 50 years. I always wonder how many peeps go down to the cave and do not realize that you need to go through the hole in the back of the first cave. H...  more »
  • My boyfriend took us to this beautiful cave after a lovely day out on the beach and jumping waves in Arniston. We walked there all the way from the parking area close to the beach, which was a little ...  more »
  • The cave is a hidden gem. It is only accessible at low tide so find out what time low tide is and then plan to be at Roman beach for the short walk across the sand and rocks to access this natural won...  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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