PRINGLE BAY Approximately 85 km from Cape Town and under an hour from the airport, here is a unique and charming small coastal village situated in a World Biosphere Reserve. Pringle Bay is surrounded by mountains on three sides and overlooks the ocean with Cape Point in the distance. It abounds with wildlife and beautiful flora and is part of the Sixth Floral Kingdom of the planet. There is an amazing variety of coastal and mountain hiking trails in Pringle Bay and secluded beaches.
RESTAURANTS & ENTERTAINMENT: Pringle Bay is known for its live music and entertainment, and with its 14 restaurants is considered the food capital of the area.
THE SILVER BEACHES are pristine and spotless and the air is clean and unpolluted. There is a small lagoon with clear and warm water where the Buffels River enters the sea. Lifeguards are on duty during the holiday season. No buses are allowed and the beach is safe and not overcrowded over Christmas. Pringle Bay is one of the few bays in South Africa that face north, and the sunsets are spectacular.
PRINGLE NEWS: 1) F I B E R – the whole village is now connected 2) C R I M E F R E E this year except one case of theft. 3) R 44 CLARENCE DRIVE C L O S E D due to road repairs. Stop and Go envisaged Mid- December. 4) F O M O exhibition opens Saturday 02 December featuring SA leading artists
RESIDENTS: Here you will find an interesting mix of young and old, South African and overseas residents. Now considered a Zoom Town there is an ever-growing number of permanent young residents. Eco school plus surfing school and other extracurricular activities are available for your kids.
MUNICIPALITY: N24 Index lists Overstrand as the best in the country, i.e. Top Score! Also again consecutive clean audit status.
PRINGLE HOUSE ECO SCHOOL was voted one of the best Eco-schools (Best Practice Award) There is also a bus service to outlying schools.
2 MEDICAL DOCTOR’S ROOMS, 24/7 EMERGENCY TEAM, PHARMACY, PHYSIO, and a VET providing house visits! (Dentists in Kleinmond)
RESTAURANTS: The Cork Eatery & Wine Bar, Ma Cuisine, Hanging Rock Kitchen, Hoek Line & Sinker, also @365, The Pringle, Menucha, Burger Bar, Little Amsterdam, Lemon& Lime, Fynbos Enterprises, Simply Coffee, Hake Away and the Hangklip Hotel.
PRINGLE HUB for a free cup of coffee to socialize with other residents and offer free bingo, chess, creative work, table tennis, music, fitness sessions, self-defense and kiddies programs. Make new friends!
SECURITY The only access road is monitored by CCTV plus license plate recognition, we have two jacked-up security companies for the small community and active law enforcement. Our village has extremely low crime statistics as no industry, extensions, townships, or informal settlements are allowed in this area!
SAFETY Pringle Bay has its own fire station, a jacked-up emergency team, lifeguards in season and baboon monitors.
OUTLYING AREAS 5 minutes boat-launching facility, 10 min. to penguin colony & Harold Porter Botanical Gardens, 30 min. to a variety of golf courses & horse riding, 40 min. to a variety of wine estates or the “Whale Capital” Hermanus.
FACILITIES The Art Route, guesthouses and self-catering establishments, restaurants & pubs, shops, town hall hosting functions, a liquor store, bakery, laundry, gift shops, nursery, pottery studio, hairdressers, bicycle rentals, pharmacy, hardware shop, etc.
ACTIVITIES A variety of activities for all age groups. The most obvious, are the sea-based activities and hiking groups through the nature reserves and up Hangklip mountain. Water aerobics, meditation, dance sport, sand boarding, Pilates, yoga, massage and beauty treatment, painting, and pottery classes. Come to the town hall, or join any of the social groups …. or visit the Pringle Bay Alpacas with your children.
HISTORY Archaeological evidence of the Khoi Khoi, the original inhabitants, can still be found, and two centuries ago runaway slaves sheltered in our mountain caves the famous “Drostersgat” – Deserters Cave in our area. In the old days the “False Cape/ Bay” regularly prompted sailing yachts from the East to turn north far too early, having mistaken it for Cape Point. Pringle Bay is named after the Royal Navy Commander-in-Chief of the Simons Town Naval Base in the late eighteen’s century, Sir Thomas Pringle, who wanted to develop Pringle Bay as a port so that farm produce could be shipped across the bay. During World War 2 Hangklip Hotel was the barracks of the personnel manning the radar station high on the slopes of Hangklip Mountain, watching out for German U-boats and. Glen Craig served as a prison for Italian prisoners-of-war, who with only spades and picks built the majestic Clarence Drive.
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