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Betty's Bay Snapshot

Betty’s Bay was a historically a popular refuge for runaway slaves. Today it's a popular refuge for urban escapees. With bigger plots and tighter urban planning, its neater and more appealing (in our view) than Pringle Bay just up the way. From Betty’s Bay the road proceeds to Kleinmond and beyond to Hermanus. With a few exceptions, accommodation comprises private holiday houses handled through local letting agents.

Things To Do

  • The Harold Porter Botanical Gardens in Betty’s Bay makes for a pleasant outing, offering walking trails and a tea garden.
  • Also in Betty’s Bay, the Stony Point penguin colony is a sure-fire winner with children and should keep their pleas for ice cream at bay for an hour or so.
  • Considered by some as the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom, the Kogelberg Nature Reserve extends from Pringle Bay to Kleinmond. It incorporates both coastline and mountain terrain and has a number of trails and accommodation.
  • The Kleinmond Coastal Reserve lies to the west of the town and presses deep into the mountain. The Palmiet River and lagoon intersects the heart of the reserve and is a good site for swimming and canoeing. The area tourism office is your contact for more info.
  • All the coastal villages along this stretch of rocky coastline have beaches – some longer and some safer than others.
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Mountain Mist

Betty's Bay, Western Cape

Three-bedroomed house at the foot of the Kogelberg mountain - in Betty's Bay

Far from your run-of-the-mill damp and weather-beaten beach shack, Mountain Mist is a spacious group getaway with a touch of colonial, dollops of feel-good luxury, and a chilled holiday atmosphere. ...

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Rocky Pools

Betty's Bay, Western Cape

Modern ocean-front beach house - in Betty's Bay

Rocky Pools is a far cry from some of the face-brick monstrosities along this stretch of the coast. As far as beach houses go, it sits way near the top of the pile – tasteful design, unobstruc...