Bettys Bay at a glance
Betty's Bay is just an hour away from Cape Town International airport and about 30 minutes from Somerset West, Strand, Gordons Bay and Hermanus.
This jewel of the fynbos coast is reached via the spectacular Clarence Drive which many international travelers agree is just as spectacular as the Big Sur in the U.S.A.
Betty's Bay is the heart of the biosphere declared by UNESCO, because the fynbos is the second most endangered plant species after the rain forests.
Magnificent white sandy beaches, fresh water lakes and coastal mountains give this village a unique character.
Harold Porter Botanical Gardens is renowned for its thousands of unique fynbos species and is visited the year round by botanists and tourists from all over the world; it also boasts a magnificent new restaurant. Owners of Bettys Bay property experience the peacefulness, the large open spaces and the clean warmer Indian Ocean which draws people from all walks of life. There is also opportunity for whale watching from the coastline. Southern Right and Humpback whales can be spotted during May to November. There is also a permanent Jackass Penguin colony at the old whaling station site at Stoney Point. Activities include hiking, mountain biking, surfing, swimming, fishing, crayfishing and just relaxing in the sun.
So if you want to escape the madness of city life, this is the place to be-to refresh your soul-the residents call it BBT: Betty's Bay Therapy!
To see a virtual tour for this area, please click here: Virtual Tour