Nestled between the Kogelberg Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean, the lodge lies between two fresh water lakes which are part of the Grootwitvlei Bird Sanctuary. This is a bird lover’s paradise with weavers and sunbirds making a colourful display.
Only an hour’s drive from Cape Town, Betty’s Bay is a picturesque seaside village situated along the scenic Clarence Drive Route between Pringle Bay and Kleinmond.
The town falls within the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, the smallest but richest in variety of the six floral kingdoms in the world. At the HAROLD PORTER BOTANICAL GARDENS IN BETTY’S BAY, one can view some of 7700 plant species found in FYNBOS. This includes restios, ericas and proteas. Cactus Lodge was aptly named after the huge variety of succulents which flourish in the area.
BETTY’s BAY is home to a colony of Jackass PENGUINS which reside at Stony Point. Here visitors can watch these fascinating birds in their natural environment. One of the great attractions of BETTY’S BAY is the beautiful, unspoilt BEACHES. Silversands and Hangklip dunes lie to the west of Stony Point offering a beach of over 4km and great kite surfing opportunities. The beach is also good for picnics, swimming and surfing. Main Beach in BETTY’S BAY is a popular SURFING destination. However, Jock’s Bay and Shelley Beach offer better paddling and shell collecting for kids.
Cactus Lodge provides self-catering accommodation for up to 12 people. It is ideal for a romantic getaway, a relaxing family holiday, a group of friends wishing to reconnect or for corporate motivational groups.
The living, dining and kitchen area are open plan. The living area is spacious and furnished with comfortable couches and a dining room table that can be extended to seat 8 people.
The kitchen is fully-equipped including fridge, oven, hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, all crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils.
There are 5 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms
1 bedroom – King size bed
1 bedroom – Queen size bed
1 bedroom- Double bed
1 bedroom has 2 singles
1 bedroom has double bed and bunk bed (2 singles)
2 Sleeper couches in the sun room
Please bring own towels and additional blankets if required.
The upstairs living and entertainment area has a TV, please bring own decoder and smartcard and a library for you to enjoy during your stay. “There is a foosball table for your enjoyment as well.” The living area opens onto a spacious sundeck with spectacular views of the surrounding lakes and mountains. ” Downstairs the sheltered and enclosed courtyard has a large built in braai and several sun loungers for relaxing on.”
Enjoy all that Betty’s Bay has to offer from the comfort and privacy of Cactus Lodge.
Cactus Lodge Activities:
Activities available in the Betty's Bay area include:
- for the adventurous shark diving, fantastic surfing, grade 3 white water rafting, kloofing, sand boarding down huge dunes, skydiving, paragliding, grade 16-30 mountain climbing, abseiling, day long hair raising mountain bike trails
- more relaxed activities whale watching, visiting Stony Point Africa's largest land penguin colony, the Harold Porter Gardens, relaxing on uncrowded white sandy beaches, taking walks through the local fynbos and swimming in the mountain pools and waterfalls or just reading a good book in a hammock on our sun deck overlooking the lakes.
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