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 11 restaurants is considered the food capital of the area.
THE SILVER BEACHES are pristine and spotless and the air is clean and unpolluted. There isexcept 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) Two thirds of our village are now connected to Fiber 2) Crime free this year except incident November where a house was cleared out by weekend rental. 3) RE/MAX Pringle Bay sold historic Glen Craig at the full asking price of 16.9 million. 4) Menucha – new restaurant opened last month.
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 and a VET providing house visits!
Our CHURCH is Multi-denominational + other services at the town hall.
PARADISE Surfing, a picnic on the beach, a swim in the bay, friendly people, whales and dolphins, spectacular sunsets, virtually Zero Crime, numerous activities/ groups, good restaurants, and a clear night sky!
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14 RESTAURANTS The upscale BISTRO 365 Restaurant has received excellent reviews over the years. Well-known Hook Line & Sinker is our top seafood restaurant and was recently featured on TV. LA GALERIE an excellent restaurant offering well-priced daily specials and fresh cakes. The ANCHOR specializes in burgers and has special locals’ nights. Hanging Rock Kitchen serves its gourmet pizzas and a small selection of delicious dishes. Simply Coffee serves nice meals and is known for its coffees and selection of cakes. Lemon and Lime is an upscale deli serving small meals, cakes & cappuccinos. Fynbos Enterprises do yummy pizzas. Little Amsterdam serves nice low-priced meals. Hakeaway is our fish takeaway. Hangklip Hotel Entertainment/ Sunday buffets. And newest attraction the Menucha Restaurant.
NO LOADSHEDDING? Our municipality to pilot alternative energy with the aim to become self-sufficient!
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-defence 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.
WATER SUPPLY & QUALITY Even during the 2019/ 2020 dry season, the water level at our dam was never under 58%. Our drinking water system was awarded an astonishing 95.07% for its consistent water quality.
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. Indoor 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.
FOREIGN PROPERTY BUYERS are attracted by the proximity to Cape Town, the airport, and surrounding destinations. South Africa is known for its stable banking and legal system and excellent medical facilities. With 50% bonds granted to non-residents by our banks, an income opportunity through rentals, and profit on resale, property ownership in Pringle Bay is rated as a top investment. The main reason given however remains our sunny beaches and affordable living; and when it’s winter in Europe it’s summer in the Cape. And there are daily flights to Europe with “no” time difference and jet lag.
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