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  • One unit, great for groups or perfect privacy (sleeps up to 12)
  • Spacious, comfortable and close to the sea
  • Beautiful, rugged, secluded coastline to explore

16 On Main Arniston

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

In Arniston


-34.6657, 20.2273


Comfortably sleeping 12 people, 16 On Main provides a rare chance for entire families to come together and enjoy a jovial time on the beautiful Cape south east coast. With four double and six twin rooms, the house can accommodate couples, children and travelling friends alike, and offers plenty of space, modern luxury and opportunity for entertainment.

The large kitchen is comprehensively equipped with two fridges, a microwave, oven and all the gadgets needed for self-catering, so there will be no issues with preparing meals. A dishwasher and washing machine make cleaning up that much easier, and if you’re not in the mood for chores, daily housekeeping can be arranged at extra cost.

Quality time can be spent enjoying meals either at the indoor dining table, or at the outdoor table on the attractive stone-walled patio, where a braai area sets the scene for laidback outdoor leisure. 

On rainy days, there is no better place to relax than the lounge, where guests can stoke up the fireplace and settle down onto a comfy couch, watching satellite television or socialising with music from the hi-fi playing in the background. Free wireless internet is available throughout the house, allowing you to keep in touch with the outside world and share your precious moments online. 

The bedrooms are comfortable places to retire to after a busy day, and have enough storage space to accommodate long stays.  

Arniston’s pristine white beaches are an easy stroll from the house, and are normally quiet, creating the perfect setting for long walks and swimming in the azure sea.

Also known as Waenhuiskrans (meaning wagon house cliff), the village is the only town in South Africa with two official names. This Afrikaans name derives from a nearby sea cave in the limestone cliffs, which is large enough to turn a wagon with a full team of oxen and is well worth visiting. At the small harbour, fishermen can be seen going about their business, and the quaint Kassiesbaai fishing village is the same as it was almost a hundred years ago.

16 On Main is well located for forays into the rest of the Overberg, where whale watching, boat cruises, wine tasting, and shark cage diving can all be experienced. There are a number of world class golf courses in the area, and natural beauty abounds at reserves such as De Hoop and De Mond. With so much to do and see, those staying at this lovely home-away-from-home will find it difficult to leave.

Rates & Summary

Self-catering house

Sleeps 12 in 4 double and 2 twin rooms
2 bathrooms with showers, 1 with bath
Kitchen, lounge and dining room
Patio with braai area


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Children of all ages are welcome.

Why Stay Here?

Situated in the village of Arniston in the Overberg, 16 On Main is a large self-catering house sleeping up to 12 people. With a white beach and aquamarine ocean on its doorstep, this is an idyllic seaside abode to entertain family and friends. Large groups and families are brought together to enjoy a private seaside holiday in this well-appointed house. Set along a beautiful, unspoilt stretch of coastline, the quaint village is rich in character.


  • One unit, great for groups or perfect privacy (sleeps up to 12)
  • Spacious, comfortable and close to the sea
  • Beautiful, rugged, secluded coastline to explore


Since the house is only available for exclusive use, privacy is guaranteed.

Things to consider Bringing

Sunblock, hat, walking shoes, swimming costume, swimming towels, golf clubs, binoculars for bird/whale watching and dolphin spotting.

Road Conditions

All roads leading to the house are tarred.

Activities & Attractions

  • Nearby: beaches, Kassiesbaai fishing village, Cape Agulhas, whale watching, shark-cage diving, horse riding, hiking, abseiling, paragliding, quad biking, golf, wine route, museums. 


Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Lounge
  • Dining table
  • Verandah / patio
  • No under floor heating
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry available
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • No Catering
  • No Restaurant
  • Not licensed
  • Full Kitchen
  • Braai area available
  • Microwave oven
  • Stove
  • Fridge or minibar


  • Water supply good for drinking
  • Electric geysers
  • Eskom electricity

Leisure Amenities

  • No swimming pool
  • Satellite television
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

  • Free Wi-Fi

Access & Convenience

  • Child friendly
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 2km
  • Nearest fuel within 5km
  • No shuttle service available


  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted





Western Cape


The Overberg is a region that’s easy on the senses and pleasing to the eye. Its landscape is a tapestry of colours and meandering patterns, both natural and manmade. 

The region forms a relatively small part of the Western Cape; it is mostly rural, and is blessed with stunning scenery and unique highlights. Its largest town, Hermanus, is said to provide the best land-based whale watching in the world. It also has exquisite beaches, including the blue flag Grotto Beach, and the nearby Hemel-en-Aarde Valley epitomises the majestic beauty of the region.

Across Walker Bay, the towns of Gansbaai and Kleinbaai are best known for shark cage diving to see great whites at the hotspot near Dyer Island.

L’Agulhas stands at the southernmost point on the African continent, and is the meeting point of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans.

The Overberg fauna and flora is protected in the Bontebok National Park, and its nature reserves include De Hoop, De Mond, Salmons Dam, Marloth, and the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. Staying with wildlife, the penguin colony at Stony Point in Betty’s Bay is also a tourist favourite.

Swellendam and the small mission towns of Genadendal and Elim are amongst the Overberg’s historic icons. Others that are popular with visitors are Greyton, Stanford, and Napier.

In summer the farmlands are dominated by shimmering shades of brown, the fields stripped of their winter crops and the bare earth ploughed into meandering combed patterns dotted with tightly compressed wheels of straw awaiting collection. Labourers’ cottages hunker down beneath old blue gums and on a cold day smoke drifts from their chimneys.

Throughout the year the early morning and late afternoon sun accentuates the sensual curves of the ridges wreathed in fynbos. When the winter rains return, the undulating, sometimes tiered fields shrug off their brown and slip into the vibrant greens of wheat, barley, and oats, and the brilliant yellow of the iconic canola. On still, sultry mornings, blue cranes, South Africa’s national bird, float overhead craaaaaaking as they go.

The coastline is punctuated by long sweeping bays and rocky outcrops that fringe the southern boundary of this landscape. Here one can spend hours sitting on the white sand, being mesmerised by the eternal activity of the sea.

Add to this a scattering of charming inland villages; locally produced beer, cheese, and wine; lighthouses, bird watching, and wonderful food, and it becomes evident why one needs plenty of time here.

Look out for

Southern-most tip of Africa - at L’Agulhas, which is also the official meeting point of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. 

Shark cage diving - near Gansbaai there are several operators who do trips daily out to the Great Whites’ favourite hunting grounds near Dyer Island. 

Whale watching - the Overberg offers great land-based and boat-based whale watching (best between July and November). 

Beaches - the Overberg beaches are amongst the finest in South Africa. They include the longest beach in the southern hemisphere - at 14km - which curves along the coast at Struisbaai. 

Swellendam - is the third-oldest magisterial district in South Africa. At the base of the Langeberg Mountains on the N2 highway the town has an array of historic buildings including the Drostdy Museum.

Hermanus - On the coast in the west of the region. It is the largest town in the Overberg and popular with visitors all year round. It’s especially well known for its superb land-based whale watching.

Hemel-en-Aarde Valley - near Hermanus - this scenic area produces a range of wines and is known for its Pinot Noir.

Bontebok National Park - The smallest of South Africa’s National Parks, it not only protects the fauna within its boundaries but also endangered flora in the fynbos biome. In addition to the bontebok, the park is also home to Cape mountain zebra, red hartebeest, grey rhebuck, and Cape grysbok as well as 200 bird species. There are hiking and mountain-biking trails and fishing and swimming in the Breede River. The accommodation and campsite are situated at Lang Elsie’s Kraal amongst a riverine thicket of trees and aloes near the banks of the Breede River. This consists of 10 self-catering chalets with wheel chair access, and caravan and camping sites. There are also picnic spots with braai and ablution facilities for day visitors.

De Hoop Nature Reserve - Each year between June and November whales return to the rugged coastline of this 34 000 hectare reserve near Bredasdorp to breed. During this time the marine reserve supports 40% of the world’s Southern Right whale population. Although these may be the drawcard for many visitors there is much more in the line of nature-based activities for the visitor. Lowland fynbos is the dominant vegetation throughout the reserve and this supports bontebok, Cape mountain zebra, grey rhebuck, eland, and baboon, as well as many smaller mammals. It’s a great destination for ‘twitchers’, with the De Hoop vlei attracting a large number of water birds and pushing the recorded species to an impressive total of 260. Besides being able to walk anywhere in the reserve there are several day hikes and the popular 5-day whale trail. Accommodation options are varied from cottages and rondawels to restored houses and neat camping and caravan sites amongst the milkwood trees. Most accommodation is around what is known as Die Opstal near the fresh water vlei and park reception.

Wines - The region has some top class wineries that offer tasting and sales.

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