Betty's Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
Driving directions to Betty’s Bay from Cape Town International Airport leads you off the N2 and onto the R44 along Clarence Drive. Betty’s Bay lays nestled between Pringle Bay and Kleinmond and winds its way along 13km of rocky coastline beneath the Kogelberg Mountains. This marine protected area is a favourite destination for both local holidaymakers, international tourists and those wanting to relocate from the city.
Outdoor enthusiasts are spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do in Betty’s Bay. Favourite pastimes include activities such as a hike or MTB ride at the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden which lays at the epicentre of the Cape Floral Kingdom. Known for its magical waterfalls and amber rock pools, the garden also offers the biodiversity of scenic walkways, mountain slopes, deep gorges, heathlands, forests, flats and marshland.
Betty’s Bay offers more than just a sanctuary for city dwellers seeking peace and tranquillity. Endemic African Penguins have made their home at Stoney Point and the flightless seabirds roost there under the watchful eye of CapeNature conservationists.
Apart from a few blustery and rainy days in winter, the weather in Betty’s Bay is pleasant regardless of the season, making it just as ideal for weekend getaways as it is for longer holidays right throughout the year.
The choice of accommodation in Betty’s Bay leans towards self-catering homes and welcoming B&Bs run by friendly locals, many who first arrived as visitors themselves, and loved the experience so much that they decided to buy a property. Estate agents in the area are always willing to show the newest property deals and invite you to give them a call. Who knows, perhaps soon you can start living your dream of owning a relaxed lock-up-and-go home.
Restaurants and shops are just what you would hope to find in your journey off the beaten track.
The choice of Restaurants in Betty’s Bay serve wholesome meals made with locally sourced ingredients and you can expect fresh seafood and home-baked goods wherever you go! Village shops are run by friendly assistants who greet their customers by name and are ready to share the latest news in Betty’s Bay.
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The Two Oceans Aquarium has urged fishermen and beach walkers to be on the look out for any weak turtles along the Overstrand beaches.