Pringle Bay

Nestled in the heart of the biosphere

Pringle Bay can be found along the famous Whale Coast Route of the Western Cape. The village can be reached by driving along one of the most beautiful coastal roads in the world – Clarence Drive. Pringle Bay is well-known for having stunning beaches, incredible views and being one of the premiere spots to see whales in the latter part of the year.


Forming part of the Kogelberg Biosphere, the various areas of Pringle Bay are all highly protected in terms of flora and fauna. There is a nature reserve that runs from Gordon’s Bay to Kleinmond, it encompasses most of the coastline in between the two towns, including Pringle Bay. 

The majority of Pringle Bay itself is residential. There is a small commercial centre in the heart of the village where visitors can find a variety of restaurants, some local businesses and a few shops. There are also several estate agents in this central area. Additionally, the village has a gym, a primary school and a non-denominational church.


There are several areas of historical significance in the mountains above Pringle Bay. The Kogelberg mountain range holds the remains of a WWII radar station, as well as “Drostersgat” or Deserters’ Cave.

The key factor in all Pringle Bay areas is conservation. The locals care a great deal about protecting the biosphere they are fortunate enough to live in.