Arniston is a small seaside settlement in the Overberg region on the Cape South coast, close to Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa. The town is named after a British ship, which ran aground in in May 1815. Only 6 of the 378 people on board survived the wreck.
The town is favored holiday destination for Capetonians and the little friendly fishing village, characterized by its lime-washed and thatched houses, remains unspoiled and has been declared a national monument in its entirety. Kassiesbaai literally translated means box bay from the boxes that washed up from the wrecks. The wood was later used as door and window frames on the houses.
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