Located at the very beginning of the scenic Clarence Drive as you make your way from Cape Town to the bustling area of the Overberg, you’ll find the peaceful coastal villages of Pringle Bay and Rooi Els. Known for their tranquil beauty and ability to let visitors truly leave their cares behind, the villages welcome locals and travellers alike to enjoy the beauty that this are offers.
Located in the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, also known as the ‘Heart of Fynbos’, the two towns are accentuated with stunnig views over the Atlantic and the fynbos-clad mountains that rise up above the coast. Dotted with holiday homes, the coastline and its untouched natural attractions offer up a variety of hiking trails, kayaking, swimming and fishing in the ocean and river mouth as well as lazing the days away on the white sandy beaches. With the local shops and businesses offering the necessities and Kleinmond only around the corner, these villages are perfect for a relaxing getaway or an extended stay.
But don’t take our word for it, here is a look at the coastal towns of Pringle Bay and Rooi Els through the eyes of our listers: