Arniston is locally known as Waenhuiskrans and lies 25km's southeast of Bredasdorp. The caves are accessed through the CapeNature entrance. You can access the caves at low tide only. Most landscape photography is done from the cliff tops.
Picturesque Waenhuiskrans is best known for its 200-year old restored fishermen’s village, Kassiesbaai. This village, a national heritage site in its entirety, with its whitewashed, thatched cottages, has stolen the hearts of many an artist and photographer. 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. A replica of the monument, erected by the wife of Col. Giels in memory of their four sons who died in the tragedy, is housed in the shipwreck museum.