Pringle Bay, Cape Overberg
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The little seaside village of Pringle Bay is one of the towns set within the natural beauty of the Kogelberg Biosphere, the only reserve in South Africa to be proclaimed by UNESCO, which supports over 1600 species of fynbos, 150 of which are endemic.
The charming village is nestled at the foot of the Hangklip Mountain and jealously guarded by its residents who frown upon unnecessary developments such as tarred roads and street lights. And rightly so as the town is beautifully secluded and unspoilt - lying quite far from the main coastal road and almost entirely within the shadow of the Hangklip, which marks the south-eastern point of False Bay. The naturally beautiful environment is home to a wide variety of birdlife and animals and, although historically a holiday town, there are a growing number of people, particularly artists, those in the theatre and film industry and people on retirement, who are choosing to live here permanently.
Only an hour’s drive from Cape Town, Pringle Bay offers an idyllic outdoor lifestyle: safe swimming, snorkelling around the many rock pools and crevices on the beach; diving for abalone, rock lobster and crayfish - although you will need a permit to do so - and amazing opportunities for bird watching that include the Sunbird, Sugar bird and the African Black Oystercatcher.
The scenic R44 Clarence Drive, which meanders through Rooiels, Pringle Bay, Bettys Bay and Kleinmond, offers simply magnificent views across False Bay. This steep coastal road, which follows the natural curve of the rocky sea cliffs on the coast, provides great whale watching spots along its route.
Other activities in the area include hiking trails through the Kogelberg Nature Reserve, Hermanus with some of the best land-based whale watching in the world and Swellendam; a Jackass Penguin Colony breeds on the mainland at Stony Point in Betty’s Bay or you can simply sit on the expansive beach at Pringle Bay and drink in the beauty of the surrounds.
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"This is the place to relax and recharge! Beautiful surroundings in a quiet place, only one hours drive from Cape Town along the Whale Coast. The spectacular ..." - Catarina, Stellenbosch
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The course is 6381 metres in length and has a SAGU rating of 72. It borders the largest natural lagoon in South Africa, and the 9th, 17th and 18th run parallel to the lagoon. Choosing a signature hole proves to be an extremely difficult task as all of the holes are well designed with spectacular ... more information
Lying within the southern extension of the Hottentots Holland Mountain range about 90 kilometres south-east of Cape Town and 8 kilometres from Kleinmond, the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve has managed to remain largely unspoilt, in no small part due to its ability to remain relatively ... more information
The Whale Route begins in Cape Town and follows the particularly pretty R44, also known as Clarence Drive, through the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. It is a popular drive that easily rivals Chapman's Peak in Cape Town as one of the most scenic in the country - views over False Bay are incredible ... more information
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