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To do in and around Betty's Bay


Fynbos

Fynbos form part of the Cape Floral Kingdom the smallest and richest floral kingdom. This is no small feat if you consider the South American Rainforest is included in this select group of floral kingdoms worldwide. The King Protea and the beautiful red Disa can be found amongst the Fynbos and is a must see to anyone that visit this region of Africa.

The wildlife that lives in the fynbos adds to the splendor of this majestic region. The cahcma baboons, klipspringers, grysbok, dassies, mongoose, striped mouse and the endangered Micro frog are in the Cape Floral Kingdom

To find out more about the Fynbos and the animals that live there please click here.

Botanical Garden
When you enter this tranquil Botanical Garden, you leave behind you the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It’s replaced by calm relaxing feeling amongst the sugar bushes (Proteas), heats (Ericas), conebushes (Leucadendrons), and cape reeds (Restios). The birds sing joyfully to accompany you on your trip through this wonderland.

To find out more about the Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens please click here.

 

 

Attractions - Palmiet

During the rainy winter season the Palmiet River becomes a haven for adventures. This makes it the ideal place for kayaking and canoeing.
There is something for every one, so if you do not wish to brave the waters, why not simply come and be amazed by the majestic views, sunbath or just simply relax.

Attractions - Kogelberg Nature Reserve

Kogelberg Nature Reserve forms the heart of the fynbos kingdom and contains no less than 1600 different plant species, of which 150 are endemic. There is also various walking trails available which can be arranged per request

Attractions - Whale Watching

The Southern Right and Humpback whales come to our awe inspiring shores from June to November to deliver and nurse their offspring. This unique experience can be seen straight from the shore.

Attractions - Jackass Penguin Breeding Colony

Visit one of only 2 penguin breeding colonies on the mainland in South Africa. Stand on platform and view the Jackass penguin , one of the 18 different species of penguin in their natural habitat.


Attractions - Botanical Gardens

Visit the Harold Portor Botanical garden for the not so serious hiker up to the mountain top. Visit the majestic waterfalls, leopard and Disa kloof , then finish of the day at the garden's restaurant or a picnic in the gardens (basket can be arranged by your host).

Attractions - Golf

For the golfer their is 2 different golf courses available. The Kleinmond golf course is a 9 hole course surrounded with fynbos. The second is a must visit course for any serious golfer, the Arabella Country Estate, a world renowned golf course that will test your abilities to the maximum.

Attractions - Fishing

Whether you wish to fly-fish in the lake our own back yard (meters away from your room) or angle from the rocks at the sea shore you will have all your fishing needs met here.
Fish available here include :

  • (Sea)
    • Galjoen
    • Geelbek
    • White Steenbras
    • Red Stump nose
    • Red Roman
    • Cob
  • (Lake)
    • Large mouth bass
    • Karp
    • Blue Guile
 

Attractions - Walking Trails

Their is a wide variety of walking trails available.
These trails include:

  • CaveWalk
  • Die Klipspringer
  • Protea plantation walk
  • Ou Bos
 

Attractions - Bird Watching

With over 360 different species of birds in the biosphere anyone from the amateur birdwatcher to the casual watcher will have something to see.



Attractions - Whaling Station

Visit the Whaling station that was active until the 1930's



Attractions - Sand Boarding

Just like snow boarding a sand board or dune board is used to ride the sand like you would on snow this exhilarating experience will leave you wanting more.



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