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Address: Arniston, Arniston, South Africa

le dune sulla costa a Arniston

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This is a place that is as wild as you choose to make it by simply getting further away from the Arniston village. We ran to the military fence and back. There wasn't another foot... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
James C
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a place that is as wild as you choose to make it by simply getting further away from the Arniston village. We ran to the military fence and back. There wasn't another foot print to be seen ! Going 3 kmfurther west, from the Baken and driving with a 4x4 along the dune track, brought us to a... More 

Thank James C
Chepstow, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Unless you want a long walk you must come here by 4x4. You feel that you are at the end of the world. Would probably be a great spot to see the sunset, although not sure about the drive back. Evidence of ilegal abalone fishing, a lot of undersize shells in the dunes.

Thank colaradopam
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Even when its weather beaten and storming, nothing can compare to the beauty of the wild ocean, raging against the shoreline, or calm and tranquil. For these dunes I suggest a champagne breakfast picnic - check windfinder for wind reports, if u can catch this beach windless on a summers day u might spend the whole day here. Go for... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Visited 20 years ago as a kid and always thought it was miles and miles with a 4x4. This time walked and it was 15 minutes if so. Great fishing area. All four caught some fish.

Thank Hotchefs
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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145 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015

Arniston seems to have the most beautiful soft white sand so the rolling dunes stretching out on both sides of the village are really special. Great for kids to run up and down and try there hand with a cardboard box or board to slide down. Take a sundowner basket and go early evening as the sun sets behind the... More 

Thank FMH1971
Cape Town, South Africa
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47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

It's quite a long trek to the very end of "Die Plaat" but those wanting a good work out will enjoy the walk. Partly on loose sand (great for the legs), but also on dunes where the sand is nice and firmly compacted. So much to see along the way, rock pools, lovely beach pebbles, birds (even the rare African... More 

Thank Belinda R
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124 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2014 via mobile

Not really walking distance so unless you are fortunate to own a vehicle to get to the furthest point then I would not recommend this trip. Awesome sunset views, or even a brunch on a gas stove is also nice. This area is also occupied by fishermen so if you back a fishing rod then take it with.

Thank Alberto P
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 November 2014

- beautiful walks in the dunes easily accessible from the hotel - great view of the fishermen setting off in the early morning tide but the gigantic jellyfish on the beach were not so appealing

Thank F A
Johannesburg, South Africa
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139 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2014

The feel of sand under my feet, the warmth of the sun, and the fresh sea breeze made me feel like I was in a far away island. the air is just so clean and fresh like nowhere else.

Thank SwaziQueen
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2013

Loved our time spent wandering the dunes, shoreline and cliffs. Check out the Chimney Cave for a unique view over the ocean back toward the shore.

Thank sjsroom

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