The quaint little village of Kassiesbaai nestles on the coast adjacent Arniston. Each cottage with lime-washed walls and thatch roof is a painting waiting to happen, and the whole village has been declared a national monument.
GPS Coordinates: -34.66553, 20.23180
Apparently you can arrange to eat in some of the homes, but there didn’t seem to be too much activity of a commercial nature, and no-one seemed to be actively attempting to market the idea, which is a pity. There was a cute little restaurant, Willene’s Kitchen Restaurant, at the one end of the village which had a small menu, and was selling some local art.
We were a little disappointed to see quite a number of new buildings which, although built of stone and fairly rustic in appearance, are possibly the beginning of the end for this little treasure. Some of the cottages have also been marred by recent extensions, and there are one or two shacks built on that are also eye-sores.
Still, it’s worth wandering the streets with a camera and seeking out the little gems that survive. Please be careful if you have your hound with you as there are loads of township dogs on the prowl!