Time stands still and whales play in the sheltered bay. Arniston, the crown jewel of the Western Cape, can be found at the end of a leisurely two-hour drive from Cape Town that will take you through the colourful rolling hills of the Overberg.

The luxurious 4-star Arniston Spa Hotel welcomes you to an exquisite setting. Unspoilt panoramic views of the turquoise ocean are flanked by majestic sand dunes. Arniston is surrounded by pristine nature reserves and boasts endless white beaches. We also have our own unique historical fishing village and picturesque harbour with its slipway into the bay.


We aim to make your children’s stay a memorable and enjoyable one. We have volleyball, soccer balls, boogie boards and mountain bikes. Child minders are also available. During school holidays we have a large playroom for the kids with table tennis, pool and air hockey tables as well as toys for smaller children and boardgames.

Ginkgo Spa

Let us pamper you with our outstanding service and attention to detail. We pride ourselves in offering treatments based on traditional hands-on touch therapy principles. The Spa menu is endless and will ensure that you leave this sanctuary totally relaxed and rejuvenated with the skin nourished, muscles soothed and mind calmed. Our Spa is operated by the renowned Ginkgo Spa & Wellness Group.

Our Restaurants and Bar

Our chef gets his inspiration from the world’s largest larder, the sea, and begins his day at the fishing boats. Here the morning’s catch, along with fresh shellfish, is the soul of a sophisticated menu blending old Cape Malay favourites with some modern eclectic innovations, complemented by an award-winning wine list.

Our Beaches

Arniston is blessed with warm, shallow waters and safe child-friendly bathing. We are surrounded by pristine, unspoilt and safe beaches.

Things to Do in the Area

You can go fishing, mountain biking, swimming, snorkelling, hiking and bird watching, as well as whale watching from May to November.

The spectacular Waenhuiskrans cave is a famous landmark in the area. The historical fishing village of Kassiesbaai welcomes strollers and photographers. 

Take a road trip to L’Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa, where two oceans meet. You can also visit the pristine De Mond and De Hoop Nature Reserves. Nearby Bredasdorp has a golf course, squash and tennis courts and a world famous shipwreck museum 

Luxurious Accommodation

Our rooms are all en-suite and equipped with world-class amenities. The hotel offers breathtaking sea views and 60 luxurious rooms, all equipped with the comforts of a world-class hotel. There is DStv and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

Conference Facilities

We are ideally located in one of the Cape’s most exquisite locations and our conference facilities are the ideal venue for all your conference, incentives, launches, promotions and event needs. We offer full conference facilities with state-of-the-art equipment for up to 100 delegates.


Tel: +27 (0)28 445 9000

Email: [email protected]


Arniston Bay, Arniston, Western Cape, South Africa

34°40’02.22″S  20°13’53.87″E

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