We invite you to experience this picturesque mountain and lakeside retreat. You will have a choice of four luxuriously appointed en-suite rooms each with its own themed decor and complete with bar fridge and TV. A mouth watering breakfast is included in your accommodation along with the use of the Aandkoor heated indoor swimming pool.
Located within the breathtaking Kogelberg Biosphere reserve, Betty’s Bay is approximately an hours drive from Cape Town. This stylishly decorated retreat is located at the edge of the GrootWit Vlei (Great White Lake) which is a haven for bird watching and fly fishing. Local species include bass (Black / big mouth?). The lake and surrounding area are home to a rare species of micro frog as well as the more common varieties. The name of the Guesthouse, Aandkoor (Evening Song), immediately become evident as soon as the sun goes down. The sounds of nature will serenade you through the night.
Whale watching is a popular pastime along the coastline and during the season (August to December) numerous sightings can be made from Gordon’s Bay through to the world renowned Hermanus viewpoint which is only a thirty minute drive away. The only land based colony of African penguins (formerly known as Jack Ass penguins because their unique braying call that sounds exactly like a donkey) is located at Stony Point (part of the marine reserve) a mere fifteen minutes walk from the guesthouse. Stony Point is also the site of a former whaling station and the ruins of some of the works can still be seen in the fynbos. In the 1930’s a small steamer (the Una) was scuttled in the bay to create a breakwater to assist in the offloading of the whale carcasses. At low water the rusted hull is clearly visible.
In Betty’s Bay you” find numerous surf and rock fishing spots along the coastline and catches of white bras and Galjoen are taken regularly in season. Among the more well known spots are Tom’s se Klip and Dawidskraal.
Those interested in sand skiing (sand boarding) will find the imposing Hangklip dune a daunting challenge. For children and the less adventurous, the small dunes of the Silversands beach will provide much enjoyment. These are living dunes and move over time as a result of the prevailing winds. Silversands is one of three beaches in Betty’s Bay and stretches for approximately two kilometers. The other two are Main Beach, popular with swimmers, surfers and boogie boarders while Jocks Bay is a small protected bay ideal for children and toddlers.
The Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens the heart of the Kogelberg Biosphere Nature Reserve, Betty’s Bay is one of only seven national gardens in the country. One can spend many hours wandering through the flora and vegetation. There are two waterfalls, one an easy walk while the other, the 80m high Leopards Kloof falls is a more strenuous outing.