Betty’s Bay is a long, narrow coastal village in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom, situated in between Pringle Bay and Kleinmond. The town is nestled between the rugged Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve and the sea. It consists of two long, beautiful and serene sandy beaches, three freshwater lakes with bass and carp, waterfalls, rivers, the Blesberg dunes and numerous greenbelts which all contribute to the rural, nature-inspired lifestyle that makes this area so alluring.
It is also home to the famous Harold Porter Botanical Garden where there are several hiking trails and lots of indigenous fynbos species to enjoy and the Stony Point Jackass penguin colony, one of only three breeding colonies on the continent.
Popular with holidaymakers and tourists alike, Betty’s Bay offers a wealth of outdoor activities such as surfing, diving, fishing, boating, sand-boarding, mountain biking, kayaking, hiking and parasailing.
There is a good selection of restaurants, pubs, coffee shops and cafés in the area to choose from, with lots of delicious seafood to enjoy!
Generally, there are no street lights in Betty’s Bay and most roads are gravel which adds to the rural feel of the area. It is a low density, low crime, quiet area with clean air and a strong sense of community. Inhabitants mostly fall into the 36 – 64 year old age group, providing a good mix of young and old.
Bettys Bay is conveniently located along the Cape Whale Coast and is approximately 1 hours’ drive from Cape Town International airport and 1.5 hours from Cape Town city centre along the scenic R44, Clarence Drive coastal road. Southern Right and Humpback whales can regularly be seen between September and November each year when they migrate to the area with their calves. The popular town of Hermanus is only 40 minutes away, bustling with activities, restaurants and markets.