Pringle Bay Accommodation

Pringle Bay is a small holiday town in the Overberg region of the Western Cape. It is roughly an hour's drive from Cape Town along one of the most breathtakingly beautiful drives in South Africa. The R44 winds its way from Gordon's Bay to Pringle Bay and onwards to Betty's Bay and Kleinmond, wedged between False Bay and the mountainside.

Pringle Bay lies at the foot of the Hangklip Mountains on the edge of False Bay. Standing on the beach there, one can see Cape Point on the opposite side of the bay. This same beach is quite often empty, thanks to the wind which often makes it quite unpleasant for lazing around on, but great for an early morning or late afternoon stroll, especially during the whale season (between June and September), when Southern right whales enter False Bay to mate and give birth to their calves.

Pringle Bay is characterised by holiday homes, only occupied during school breaks and national holidays. This means that if you visit during the off-peak season you will be greeted by a quiet, peaceful town nestled between the mountain and the sea, and if you visit during the high season, you'll find a vibrant little place bursting with children and people there to 'let go'.

Amenities in the little village are basic, with a couple of general stores selling basic supplies, and a handful of restaurants, the most well-loved being the pizza spot and the fish 'n chips joint. Down the road in Betty's Bay, just less than 20 kilometres away, you'll find a whole lot more to entice you. For starters the Harold Porter Botanical Garden is home to some endemic plant species, easy to spot in the beautiful gardens, and there is an African penguin colony at Stony Point.

In many respects, Pringle Bay offers the best of both worlds - it is reasonably quiet, with a lovely setting, but there are more amenities and activities easily accessible just down the road if you find you need a short break from all the relaxing.

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Whale Coast accommodation in the Kogelberg Biosphere, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Quaint Pringle Bay village is completely unspoilt, with natural beauty and a peaceful pace. No industry or high-r... More Info

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Cute Beach Cottage, set on the mountain side in the pristine village of Pringle Bay. Enjoy the sea view from both double bedrooms and the stunning mountain view from the twin room. The open plan... More Info

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This Cape Cod-style house has three well-appointed bedrooms and three bathrooms. The comfortable lounge has a wood-burning heater ideal for those chilly winter nights. The living area also has a sun r... More Info

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Villa Marine Guest House is nestled on the spectacular coast in Pringle Bay with breathtaking, panoramic views over False Bay. Experience the sea a mere stone throw from one of the luxury en-suite roo... More Info

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Situated in the scenic seaside town of Pringle Bay, Ambleside offers comfortable accommodation in an idyllic setting. It is a great option for nature- and water-loving couples. The property offers ... More Info

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Location, location, location... 100 m to beach and 1 h to Cape Town. Spacious, neat and well equipped self-catering holiday accommodation, in Pringle Bay. Up to 6 guests in 3 bedrooms. Less than 3 min... More Info

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This charming four-sleeper seaside cottage with its rustic beach theme and spectacular mountain views is just a five-minute walk from a pristine white sandy beach. Nestled in the quaint seaside vill... More Info

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3Flavours Guest House has a magnificent setting in the heart of the Cape's uniquely rich fynbos region. We provide breathtaking mountain and distant sea views from the comfort at our 8.5 hectare f... More Info

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Pringle Bay is a lovely seaside village approximately one hour from Cape Town. The north facing home is situated on the long white beaches with beautiful sunsets overlooking Table Mountain. The ocean ... More Info

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Belle Mer is situated in Pringle Bay, a quiet coastal town on the renowned Whale Coast between Gordons Bay and Hermanus in the Western Cape, South Africa. It is about an hour's drive from Cape Town In... More Info

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Pringle bay is an absolute gem of a destination, nice and quiet with breathtaking views of mountains and ocean, unfortunately the wind was howling when we visited. .. but the stay was still pleasant
- Emile De Bruyn

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Hidden gem
- Chris Louw

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We used to have a holiday home in Pringle Bay,we love it out there. It is very beautiful.
- Lauren Nortje

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Pringle Bay is beautiful, I felt really safe. Nice shops and friendly people, went to @365 for a meal, really good.

- Arlene Trindade

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Pringle Bay is our new home from home and our choice holiday destination. So much so, that we bought a stand, plan to build a home and eventually retire there. Pringle Bay has a thousand metre pristine white beach and very calm swimming area, and in addition the Buffels River lagoon provides safe and warmer water for swimming. The views are just splendid and it has at least three excellent restaurants, plus another few average eateries. Less than an hour to Cape Town, and within 20 minutes of some of the finest wineries. The locals are very friendly and accommodating. In short; a little beach resort town that is the perfect breakaway from the Johannesburg rat race.
- Cory Botha