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Cape Whale Coast Betty's Bay Western Cape South Africa

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Member since: 22 Aug. 2017

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TV
DSTV
Kitchenette
Garden
Oven
Bath towels
Patio
Shared lounge/TV area
Stove
Fridge
Linen
Microwave
Covid-19 H&S Certified
Swimming Pool
Braai/BBQ Area
Parking on Premises
Fireplace
Dining Area
Balcony
Bar fridge
Child friendly
Deck
Fan
Gym
No smoking
Street Parking
Tea and coffee facilities

"Stay at Friends", Betty’s Bay, is that kind of guest house one can call "home away from home".
It is a home that shouts out space and lots of light, the hosts artistic decorative flair pulled off a rustic elegance creating a unique ambiance. Throw in Helene’s bubbly, free spirited personality and you have a place to stay filled with love, friendship and good old fashioned country hospitality.
The host's motto in life is "Live life! And let live!"
Helene has been a Home Economics teacher – suffice to say. The host loves cooking and entertaining which makes her breakfasts a real treat – no time here for getting out of bed on the wrong foot.

In Room Facilities:

The accommodation offers FOUR types of rooms:
We only accommodate babies in the self-catering unit.

TWO Boutique rooms, Two Economic rooms and One Self-catering apartment and a Honeymoon suite.

The Boutique rooms: The Cape Sugarbird and the Paradise Flycatcher are modern, spacious with luxury bedding, electrical blankets and eco-friendly heaters. The en-suite rooms are equipped with queen size/double beds. The larger boutique room has its own sitting area. The rooms have clothing hanging racks. The boutique rooms are fitted with a coffee tray, a bar refrigerator, microwave and electrical kettle. Each of these rooms has its own television with its own satellite decoder. Both these rooms have an open shower area and high raised toilets and basins. These rooms each have their own entrance, sliding doors that leads to the pool area.

The Economic rooms: The Cape Grassbird and the Cape Bulbul are smaller, in a nutshell room, well planned are modern, overnight rooms for those who travel light with luxury bedding, electrical blankets and eco-friendly heaters. The en-suite rooms are equipped with queen size/double beds. The rooms have clothing hanging racks. The rooms are fitted with a coffee tray, a bar refrigerator, microwave, a toaster and electrical kettle. Each of these rooms have its own television with its own satellite decoder. Both these rooms have an open shower area and high raised toilets and basins.

The self catering apartment: The Cape Spur Fowl: It has a open plan living area, two spacious modern bedrooms to choose one from: a queen size bed or a two 3/4 beds. One bathroom and a spacious lounge with luxury couches to relax. A dining area near the cooking area. The lounge is fitted with a coffee tray, a toaster, a bar refrigerator, microwave, cooking plates, oven and electrical kettle. The bedrooms has built-in cupboards. This apartment is reached by using a staircase. It has sliding doors that leads to a balcony with mountain and sea view.

Area Information:

Although less developed than her neighbour, Hermanus, the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens and the resident penguin colony at Stony Point alone make a visit to Bettys Bay worth it.
The botanical garden of Harold Porter, which stretches from the mountain-top down to the sea, is known as ‘little Kirstenbosch’ and contains some of the best examples of local fynbos, including proteas, restios and over 50 species of ericas.
Only an hour’s drive from Cape Town, Betty’s Bay is a picturesque seaside village situated along the scenic Clarence Drive Route (R44) between Pringle Bay and Kleinmond. The pretty town is positioned in a narrow strip of land sandwiched between the Kogelberg Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, and bordered by fresh water lakes and the Palmiet River.
Bettys Bay lies within the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve; the first UNESCO declared Biosphere in South Africa and is fiercely protected by the town’s occupants.
This part of the world is considered the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom due to the exceptional examples of fynbos and has largely remained unspoilt and isolated.
Although the Cape Floral Kingdom is the smallest of the world’s six plant kingdoms, it nevertheless has the 2nd largest diversity. The reserve stretches along the coast from Gordon’s Bay through to the town of Kleinmond and inland from the farms of the Elgin Basin through to Grabouw - a total of some 100,000 ha.
Locals venture here predominantly during the flowering season from October to February where a glorious array of gladioli, watsonias and the rare red disas are on display. The garden can easily be covered in three to five hours along pretty laid-out paths and hillside trails. For the more adventurous, Leopard’s Gorge offers a more taxing hike.
The penguin colony at Stony Point is one of four mainland colonies in South Africa and declared a municipal nature reserve in July 2002. Since then this important seabird colony has grown in size due to the breeding of both the endangered penguins and cormorants. The best time of day to view them is in the late afternoon, when the penguins return from fishing.

Property Facilities:

Boutique rooms
The patio has a beautiful sea, green belt and Blesberg Dune view. The patio is equipped with luxury furniture. The guest can relax on the outside patio next to the sun heated swimming pool leading from the en suit bedrooms.
A BBQ is to the availability weather permitting.
The boutique rooms share a communal area fitted with TWO leather couches where you can snuggle in front of a the fire place. Here you can relax after a good workout with a glass of red wine.
DSTV,
WIFI,
Swimingpool area,
Cleaning service,
Laundry service,
Massaging,
Breakfast/Dinner Meals to order,
Mountain bike hiring,
Hiking,

The accommodation offers FOUR types of rooms:

Two Boutique rooms, Two Economic rooms, One Self-catering apartment and a Honeymoonroom.

The economic rooms:
Has it own entrances with its small patio with leisure chairs and outside table with chairs. No access to swimming pool.

The Boutique rooms are modern, spacious with luxury bedding, electrical blankets and eco-friendly heaters. The en-suite rooms are equipped with queen size/king size or 2 twin beds. The larger boutique room has its own seating area. The rooms have clothing hanging racks. The boutique rooms are fitted with a coffee tray, a bar refrigerator, microwave and electrical kettle. Each of these rooms has its own television with its own satellite decoder. Both these rooms have an open shower area and high raised toilets and basins. The bathrooms have doors to separate it form the bedrooms. These rooms each have their own entrance, sliding doors that leads to the pool area.

The Economic rooms are smaller, in a nutshell room well planned are modern, overnight rooms for those who travel light with luxury bedding, electrical blankets and eco-friendly heaters. The en-suite rooms are equipped with queen size/double beds. The rooms have clothing hanging racks. The rooms are fitted with a coffee tray, a bar refrigerator, microwave and electrical kettle. Each of these rooms has its own television with its own satellite decoder. Both these rooms have an open shower area and high raised toilets and basins.
The bathrooms have doors to separate it form the bedrooms.
No access to swimming pool.

Attractions:

* Arabella Golf Club.
* Betty's Bay Marine Protected Area.
* Kogelberg Nature Reserve.
* Harold Porter Botanical Garden
* The Penguin Route.
* The Whale Coast Route. Bird watching. Hiking. Mountain Cycling
* Bettys Bay Beach.
* John the Potter Gallery.
* Leopard's Gorge Hiking Trail.
* Rod's Trail.
* Silver Sands Beach.
* Tides.
* 365 Bistro
* Lemon and lime
* Hook line and sinker

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Property Type Guest House, Holiday Home, Self Catering
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Betty's Bay Reviews

Anonymous
04 March 2020

Safe, scenery, location, Penguins.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Barbara Parenzee
17 February 2020

Quietness, beaches.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Desiree Mentor
15 April 2019

Tranquility, beach, restaurant.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Marie le Roux
03 December 2018

Nature lovers paradise. So much to do - surfing, canoeing, sand boarding, trails, hikes, swimming, snorkeling, diving, fishing, freshwater fishing, wind surfing and to top it all the Penguin Reserve at Stony Point and the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens is a must visit.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Elen du Toit
08 September 2018

Penguins, flowers, well marked roads!

Superb. 5 out of 5
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Dawn Lang
06 August 2018

Stony Point, Harold Porter gardens. The Eco lodges. The beaches. The walks.

Superb. 5 out of 5

Nearby Attractions & Landmarks

Harold Porter National Botanical Garden