The coastal village of Pringle Bay lies only one hour from Cape Town International airport, 25 minutes from Somerset West, and 40 minutes from Hermanus, on the Cape Whale Coast and within the UNESCO proclaimed world heritage site of the Kogelberg Nature Reserve. A spectacular coastal drive along majestic mountains coated with pristine Fynbos, which crash into the Atlantic Ocean, leads to Pringle Bay nestled at the foot of the mountains and along a powder white swimming beach. 

The village’s proximity to Cape Town, world class natural beauty, hard development boundary within the nature reserve, its designation as an Urban Conservancy by Cape Nature, and the local amenities (shops, junior school, restaurants, bottle store, delicatessen and cafes) make it a popular investment as both a holiday and permanent living location for South Africans and overseas visitors. It offers some of the most beautiful real estate opportunities on the Whale Coast. Investors can chose from freehold properties such as beachfront villas, seafront smallholdings 20ha in extent, more modest holiday homescottages or vacant stands on which to build their own dream homes.

News in the area

We have fallen in love with Pringle bay in the few years that we have been coming to this wonderful seaside village only an hour away from Cape Town.

Pringle Bay Website

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Outdoor activities

Outdoor activities

Sea based activities predominate including kite surfing, surfing, crayfishing, diving, whale watching, taking long lazy walks along the beach, canoeing along the river or just building a sandcastle!

Pringle Bay comprises over 1800 properties of which two thirds are developed. There are numerous hiking trails in the mountains and along the two beaches, where klipspringers, grysbokke, porcupines, baboons, Cape Clawless otters, Oyster Catchers and the seldom seen leopard might be spotted.

 

Markets and Craft Shops

Markets and Craft Shops

Within the vibrant village centre there are numerous restaurants and shops to explore with Saturday outdoor markets. The annual Pringle Bay Festival is growing in popularity. 

Sea based activities

Sea based activities

Sea based activities predominate including kite surfing, surfing, crayfishing, diving, whale watching, taking long lazy walks along the beach, canoeing along the river or just building a sandcastle!

Harold Porter Botanical Gardens

Harold Porter Botanical Gardens

The Harold Porter Botanical Gardens, the Cape’s third Jackass Penguin Colony, an internationally renowned birding area and sand boarding on Silversands Dune are all within 10 minutes drive of the village.

Living in Pringle Bay

Areas near to Pringle Bay

Arabella Country Estate, Arniston, Bettys Bay, Bredasdorp, Caledon, Cape Agulhas, Elgin, Gansbaai, Greyton, Hermanus, Kleinmond, Napier, Onrus, Rooi Els, Stanford, Struisbaai, Swellendam, Villiersdorp,

Sport

The Arabella Country Estate, approximately 35km from Pringle bay, is a freehold title residential golf and leisure estate situated in the beautiful Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve.

Education

Registered with the Foundation for Environmental Education, Pringle House Primary is an independent school located in the Biosphere Reserve.

Dining

The restaurants in Pringle Bay provide a top quality experience to any visitor - being unofficially dubbed the cuisine capital of the Overberg.

Travel

Situated between Betty's Bay and Gordon's Bay, quick access can be made to the N2 by the R44.

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius