Arniston is locally known as Waenhuiskrans. Picturesque Waenhuiskrans is best known for its 200-year old restored fishermen’s village, Kassiesbaai. This village, a national heritage site, with its whitewashed thatched cottages, has stolen the hearts of many an artist. The name Waenhuiskrans is derived from the big sea cave (waenhuis = wagon house). The town is also called Arniston after the East Indiaman Arniston wrecked nearby in 1815 with a tragic loss of 372 lives.
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There is a peacefulness that falls over when I'm here. I get to be. The simplest form of human. Being allowed to let go. There is no expectation. With the strong breeze, I just walk, as witness, as being; the sand; the waves; the rocks; the bluebottles and jellyfish. And I couldn't ask for anything better; there is no better. And I thank the earth for this amazing place that's become a part of me. A place where I've experienced a feeling like no other. Arniston.