Visit the Waenhuiskrans Cave

Hiking Trails / Sight Seeing in or near Arniston, Cape Agulhas in the Western Cape, South Africa.

Things To Do in ArnistonVisit the Waenhuiskrans Cave

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Where? Waenhuiskrans Nature Reserve, Arniston, Cape Agulhas, Western Cape

When? Daylight hours.

How much? Free

More? See website

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Arniston, in Western Cape

Waenhuiskrans (wagon house cliff) is the highlight of a visit to Waenhuiskrans Nature Reserve in Arniston. What makes the Waenhuiskrans Cave so exciting is the low-tide leap-and-a-bit to reach it, over barnacle-encrusted rocks with one's eye on the sea for the odd freak wave.

After gingerly making your way across the rocks, which hug the edge of the cliffs that provide a rather tenuous support for your fingers but enough to maintain your balance, to the cave, you will need to navigate the small opening beneath a rocky overhang that takes you into the cave proper. See more info at Waenhuiskrans Cave.

Additional reading
For a first hand account and more details of the hike to Waenhuiskrans Cave, see our article at "Wading out to Waenhuiskrans Cave - All its cut out to be".

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Arniston

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