Activities in Surrounding Towns


Pringle Bay is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday or weekend getaway. If you come for a longer stay you might want to explore some more of what the Cape Overberg and Western Cape have to offer.


There are plenty of wonderful activities for all ages that are suitable for half and full day outings. Join a tour offered by a tour company or even better discover on your own what this area have to offer. Get some ideas from reading the articles following the links under each town.  


Several exciting adventures such as Adventure Race, Sandboarding, Rock-climbing, Abseiling, Black Water Tubing, Mountain Top Cruise, Natural Photography and Diving are available.

Places to visit in Betty's Bay


Betty’s Bay is 11 km (5-10 minutes) drive from Pringle Bay and there you can:


  • Visit the Stony Point land based penguin colony.


  • Find several beaches, do fishing or eat at one of the restaurants.


  • Do one of the spectacular walks or hikes.


  • Participate in one of many activities for an example sandboarding. Boards can be rented in Betty's Bay and a nominal fee is asked to enter the dunes against the mountain.

Betty's Bay with beaches, penguins and botanical garden 


Things to do and to see in Kleinmond


Kleinmond is 22 km (about 20 minutes) drive from Pringle Bay and there you can:

  • Find the Hangklip-Kleinmond Tourism Bureau where you can access information about the Overberg and Whale Coast area and rent a bike.


  • Pamper yourself at the Arabella spa.



  • Visit one of the beaches, go fishing or enjoy a meal in one of the restaurants.



  • Do one of the spectacular walks or hikes



  • Visit the Abalone and Toy Museum.



Activities in Hermanus


Hermanus is 56 km (about 35 minutes) drive from Pringle Bay and there you can:


  • Watch whales (June-November) either from land or from boat.




  • Go diving


  • Wine tasting, you can find your own route or get inspiration here



  • Visit one of the beaches, go fishing, eat at one of the many restaurants or visit a market.




Rooiels is about 5 minutes drive from Pringle Bay and there you can:


  • Find a small beach and a restaurant. 

Gordon's Bay


Gordon's Bay is about 25 minutes drive from Pringle Bay and there you can:


  • Visit the beach, gift shops, international second hand bookshop and restaurants.   


  • Do a spectacular hike


What to do in Strand


Strand is about 30 minutes drive from Pringle Bay and there you can:


  • Visit the beach, go fishing or eat at one of the restaurants.



  • Visit Monkey Town (see and learn about the many kinds of primates) or Kidz zoo (indoor play place).


Activities in Somerset West


Somerset West is about 30 minutes drive from Pringle Bay and there you can: 



  • Shop until you drop at Somerset Mall, one of the largest shopping malls in the Cape area.


  • Visit Jimmis Jungles (indoor play place)


  • Visit one of the vine farms or restaurants


  • Visit Helderberg Nature Reserve

What to do in Stellenbosch


Butterfly World in StellenboschStellenbosch is 60km (about 50-60 minutes) drive from Pringle Bay. In Stellenbosch and vicinity you can:


  • Go for a walk in the beautiful and historical town of Stellenbosch, visit the botanical garden, Oom Samie se Winkel, the unique village museum, one of the many gift shops or galleries.


  • Do brandy or cheese tasting or visit one of the numerous vine farms for wine tasting.


  • Play golf at Stellenbosch or De Zalze Golf Clubs.
  • Treat yourself to a meal at one of the many restaurants or visit the Moyo for an African experience.


  • Do horse riding, quad biking, paint ball or a tour in a hot air balloon.


  • Visit the Cheetah Outreach project and watch the world’s fastest animal up close either from “the other side” of the fence or from the inside with the option of touching a living cheetah. Or visit the Tygerberg Zoo, Lion Park, Giraffe House or a Crocodile Farm.


  • Visit the Butterfly World where you can walk in the tropical set up surrounded by free flying exotic butterflies, monkeys, duikers, birds and reptiles – an amazing experience both for young and old.



Activities in Cape Town


Cape Town International Airport is situated 67km (less than one hours drive) from Pringle Bay and the Stadium 86 km. You can visit the hustle and bustle of Cape Town's city life and tourism high lights on day trips. In Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula you can:


  • Shop until you drop at Waterfront, Century City or one of the many other shopping malls or visit the Green Point Sunday Market.


  • Drive along the coast via Simonstown and Boulders Beach’s penguins to Cape Point and from there drive in to the city with the beautiful Chapman’s Peak marine drive.


  • You can take a boat trip from Waterfront on a big variety of boats (sailing boats, speed boats, catamarans etc).  


  • You can take a guided tour to Robben Island or view the Cape Peninsula from a helicopter.


  • You can take a hike up Signal Hill or drive up Lions Head to view the sunset.


  • Take the cable car up Table Mountain to see Cape Town from above.


  • You can stroll in the magnificent Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, eat lunch or have pick-nick at one of the Sunset Concerts. For the fit a hike up Table Mountain can take its start here (first find out about safety precautions and map).


  • Go for a walk in the city centre discovering the Parliaments and Gardens, Green Market Square, the Castle and planetarium. Or discover Cape Town on one of the topless busses.


  • Visit Bo-Kaap and District Six on your own or with a tour guide.


  • Watch sharks, fish and penguins close up on the Two Ocean Aquarium where they also have touch displays and a play room with activities for children.


  • Visit Bird’s Paradise or one of the many museums (South African National Gallery, South African Cultural History Museum, South African Museum, Mayibuye Centre, Toy Museum, Marine Museums, District Six Museum).


  • Enjoy concerts, ballets, operas and theatres at one of the several theatres.


  • Do an organized township or gospel tour in the townships.


  • Try paragliding, skydiving, kite surfing, board surfing, mountain biking, abseiling, kloofing, hiking, vine tasting or bravely dive with sharks.


  • Take the kids to Ratanga Junction (amusement park) for a day full of action for young at age and young at heart.


  • Visit the casino for gambling, ice skating or supper at one of the restaurants.



What to see on Garden Route


Garden RouteIf you wish to explore the Garden Route for a few days you will be able to:



  • Enjoy hot springs


  • Experience semi-desert


  • Take a historic train ride on a steam train


  • Try riding an ostrich


  • Discover the wild side of South Africa bungy jumping, canopy touring or viewing wild animals in Addo Elephant Park or one of the many private game reserves. Just to mention a few...







Kruger Park


South Africa is well known for the fantastic Kruger National Park. This is one of the largest National Parks in Africa covering over 19 000 square kilometres! The Park stretches about 65 x 360 kilometres... 


In the park you will be able to spot all the big fives together with a large variety of other less known but not less fantastic animals and birds.


Accommodation offered close to Kruger Park.



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