Betty's Bay is situated on the scenic whale coast route between Cape Town and Hermanus. Being a part of Southern Africa's first internationally recognized UNESCO Biosphere Nature Reserve (The Kogelberg) the whole area is considered the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom with some 1600 species.
It lies approximately 90kms from Cape Town and is home to the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens - just off the R44 - with indigenous flowers, fynbos covered mountain slopes, waterfalls , streams and dark pools is within minutes away. Lovely walks can be taken here and there is also a restaurant within the Gardens that could be visited for light meals or drinks.
Bettys Bay is also home to a colony of threatened African Penguins (one of only three land based colonies in the country). Other local wildlife attractions include baboons, otters, great white sharks and wild horses.
In addition, the area offers a wide range of activities including surfing, dune surfing, mountain hiking, kayaking, scuba diving, bird watching, shark cage diving and horse riding and is close to wine-routes in Hermanus, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch.
A number of world class golf courses are in close vicinity. The area also has ample amenities including restaurants, pubs, petrol stations and nearby spa facilities.
The road from Bettys Bay to Gordons Bay on the R44 is considered one of the most spectacular drives in the world.