Pringle Bay

A charming seaside village about an hour outside of Cape Town, Pringle Bay lies between Gordon’s Bay and Hermanus and forms part of the unique and unspoilt Kogelberg Biosphere. The town sits opposite to Cape Point on the outer edge of False Bay.

Largely a holiday destination, Pringle Bay is loved as an utterly relaxing spot as well as a great place to dive for crayfish. It is possible to walk almost anywhere in town as it’s only about 4km from one side to the other. Within those 4km there are some excellent restaurants and an amazing deli and bakery.

  • Enjoy spectacular sunsets over the ocean from the stunning Pringle Bay beach
  • Quiet, peaceful, and secluded, this seaside village is the place to reconnect with family and friends
  • The picturesque R44, Clarence Drive, hugs the curve of the rocky sea cliffs and has great spots for whale watching

Pringle Bay has a white, sandy beach surrounded by sand dunes. The water at the Buffel's River mouth isn't quite as cool as that of the sea and provides hours of entertainment for children who love to splash around the shallow waters.

The lifestyle of the village focuses on the outdoors with the rocky outcrops on the beach providing plenty of climbing opportunities and the pools that are created in them ideal for snorkelling. There is excellent bird watching in the area and, if the necessary permits are attained, Diving for crayfish, rock lobster, and abalone can be very rewarding.

Considered to be the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom, the Kogelberg Nature Reserve is a World Heritage Site and has the finest example of mountain fynbos in the Western Cape. There's a plethora of activities on offer from white water kayaking on the Palmiet River to mountain biking and walking routes where small game and wild horses can be spotted.

The natural beauty of the town and the surrounding area create wonderful opportunities for relaxation, rejuvenation, and truly connecting with family and friends.

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    Beach Villa

    Overberg, Pringle Bay, South Africa, Western Cape