Pringle Bay


Pringle Bay Beach  
Pringle Bay Beach is a stunning long and wide beach with sugar-white fine sand. The beach is backed by sand dunes fynbos-clad mountains. It's a great place to watch the sun set over the distant Table Mountain.

Brodie Link Nature Reserve
The reserve lies between two of the areas favourite tourism spots Betty's Bay and Pringle Bay. Brodie Link Nature Reserve is a 94 hectare nature reserve links the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve with the coast. The Brodie Link Hike is a 1.5 hour walk through one of the most beautiful fynbos areas and is easily accessible.

Chadoka Art Studio
Chadoka Art Studio is a place where creativity knows no boundaries as far as art is concerned, hosted by founder Takura Chadoka working in a variety of media and materials to create breathtaking colours that leave an everlasting impression.

Pringle Bay Art & Craft Route
Local artists are opening their studio doors in the picturesque little coastal village of Pringle Bay! As you visit them at home, look into the souls of the many artists and crafters who live here, sharing their love of their surroundings which is inevitably also their inspiration.

The Lighthouse Trail
This is one of the two trails starting either side of Maasbaai slipway which is along the gravel Hangklip Road. Start from the beach immediately to the right of the slipway; walk west round the coast and the lighthouse. After passing the lighthouse you will come to two very beautiful beaches, the first being Kleinbaai and the second, which has a couple of houses built close to the beach, is Grootbaai or Moonlight Bay. The trail ends here and the return can be via a shortcut through the dunes halfway along the beach.

The Hangklip Mountain trail
The hike starts easily along Hangklip. Once you start ascending, the slope becomes steep and you’ll be stopping for some periodic rests. Have courage. On top there’s a breathtaking 360′ view. The descent is much more gradual with nice scenery.

The sea farm trail
Start from the other side of the Masbaai slipway (to your left), you will walk across a number of beaches with rocky outcrops in-between which will require a bit of scrambling. The well defined trail only starts when you reach Sea Farm. There is a further 1 km long beach on the far side of Sea Farm called Doringbaail where it is recommended that you keep your shoes on. The trail then leads over a wide rocky promontory (Assbank) at the end of which is the 3 km Silversands Beach.

Old Coastal Gravel Road

This scenic trail with spectacular views of Pringle Bay runs along the old Coastal Road which is still utilised for access to the coastal smallholdings between Pringle Bay and Rooiels. There are locked gates at both ends with pedestrian access at each. Drive to the gate at Pringle Bay end just off the R 44 (on the other side of the bridge over the Buffels River) or leave the car at Rooiels.  

Bird sighting possibilities: Cape Sugarbirds, Orange-breasted Sunbirds, Cape Rock Jumper, Common Waxbills, Jackal Buzzards, lesser Double-collared and Malachite Sunbirds. “Klipspringers” are also often seen.



Birdwatching

There are rare and amazing opportunities to see Sunbirds, Eagles,  Sugar birds and the African Black Oyster catcher.

Interesting species that frequent the area are the African Penguin, Flamingo, Egyptian Goose, Guinea Fowl, Kingfisher, Cape Francolin, Black Eagle and the Black Cormorant.


Milly Jones Art
"It is the luminosity and gooey versatility of oil paint which inspires me to work as an artist. I love the medium and its constant teachings. The ever-changing mood of colours and their relationships with one another excite me to create stories with whichever subject matter I may choose, be it figurative or landscape."

Monique Day-Wilde
I teach from my studio in Pringle Bay. Just over an hour from Cape Town. The drive along Clarens Drive is enough to inspire even the most blocked artist! Classes are currently on the second Saturday of every month and on a Thursday morning. They are small and allow you to experiment with your own style.