Pringle Bay is a picturesque seaside town situated between Betty’s Bay and Gordon’s Bay, in the Overberg region of the Western Cape. Nestled at the foot of the Hangklip Mountain, Pringle Bay forms part of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, boasting white sandy beaches and an abundance of exquisite fauna and flora. Scroll down to view our list of Pringle Bay accommodation.
The town of Pringle Bay is named after Rear-Admiral Thomas Pringle of the Royal Navy, who commanded the naval station at the Cape in the late 1790s. It features immense natural beauty characterised by secluded beaches, a safe and friendly town, and a number of excellent restaurants and curio shops that make Pringle Bay well worth visiting. A variety of quaint accommodation is on offer in Pringle Bay, from guest houses to self-catering establishments.
Pringle Bay features the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO heritage site which supports over 1600 species of fynbos (150 of which are endemic to the area). Pringle Bay and its surrounds are largely unspoilt, offering a natural environment inhabited by rich birdlife and wildlife. Birding enthusiasts will be in their element spotting the vivid sunbird, sugar bird, and the African Black Oystercatcher while in Pringle Bay. Other animals you can expect to see in Pringle Bay include the Cape Clawless Otter, African Penguin, flamingo, Egyptian goose, guinea fowl, and the Southern Right Whale between June and December each year.
Pringle Bay’s coastline boasts a number of exciting opportunities for both young and old. Visitors to Pringle Bay can enjoy safe swimming, water sports, snorkelling around the many rock pools, and diving for abalone, rock lobster, and crayfish (provided you have a permit).
While you’re in Pringle Bay, take the time to explore the surrounding areas. Enjoy a drink at the Rooiels Pub, visit the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens or the penguin colony at Betty’s Bay, or browse the weekly craft markets on offer in Hermanus. Other activities to be enjoyed in Pringle Bay include hiking, beach picnics, boating, kayaking, sand boarding, wine tasting, quad biking, and paintballing. Don’t miss out on a game of golf at Arabella Golf Course or Kleinmond Golf Club, a visit to Chadoka Art Studio, or the Overstrand Equestrian Centre.
View our range of excellent accommodation available for booking in Pringle Bay below.