The Town of Pringle Bay October 13th, 2019
The Town of Pringle Bay
A visit to Pringle Bay and Rooi Els takes you along one of the Overberg’s most scenic coastal routes. Situated at the foot of Hangklip mountain directly opposite Cape Point the two towns and surrounding area are part of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve which is a UNESCO Heritage Site.
Your destination is about halfway between Gordons Bay and Kleinmond. Directions to Pringle Bay are easy to follow and will take you off the N2 and onto the scenic Clarence Drive that is pleasantly free from major traffic flow.
The history of Pringle Bay dates back to the Stone Age and the surrounding mountains and coastline were once inhabited by nomadic tribes. Legend has it that many of the caves in the area are said to have been hideaways for pirates and runaway slaves. Nowadays the area is a haven for those wishing to escape from rushed city life as well as holidaymakers searching for a quiet retreat where they can take in the beauty of the Overberg.
Ocean lovers are in for a treat because, fishing, diving and other watersports rate top of the list of outdoor activities in Pringle Bay. For those who don’t have their own equipment, there are places in the villages where you can rent kayaks, paddleboards and surfboards for your watersport of choice.
Visitors are spoiled for choice when it comes to holiday accommodation in Pringle Bay and there is a wide selection of self-catering homes and guesthouses available to suit most budgets.
The restaurants in Pringle Bay are popular not only with visitors from the immediate area but with those from surrounding towns who drive to this coastal hotspot on a day-trip. Enjoy cafe-style bistros and coffee shops that are run by friendly locals who know the area and are ready to advise you on things to do in Pringle Bay.
Exploring the area is an adventure waiting to unfold and you can do everything from visiting Alpacas to climbing to the top of Brodie Link to see the area from a totally different viewpoint.