Arniston’s Waenhuiskrans Cave Makes For A Happy Troglodyte!

When visiting Arniston I highly recommend a trip to the Waenhuiskrans Cave, situated just outside of the village. Important to plan this well, as the cave can only be accessed at low tide, and it entails climbing through a small opening that is quite hard to find on the first visit. Waenhuiskrans is the place responsible for Arniston’s other name. This cave, according to a local theory is so big that a wagon with a full span of oxen can turn around in it. “Waenhuiskrans” means “wagon house cliff” in Afrikaans. It’s eery and a bit surreal, and I love to stand inside whilst the water crash against my feet …..

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