About The wreck of the Arniston
A British East Indiaman, the Arniston, broke up in 1815 in a storm near a southern Cape village called Waenhuiskrans (Afrikaans for “wagon house cliff”). This fishing village community changed its name in honour of the wreck and to remember those who died that fateful night.
Replica of Monument
The replica of the monument was erected by order of the wife of Colonel Giels in memory of her four sons who died tragically in the Arniston sea disaster.