Arguably one of the most picturesques towns in South Africa, Betty’s Bay has evolved from a humble whaling station to a world-class tourist destination.
Situated less than a 100km from Cape Town, Betty’s Bay, is situated on the coast of the Overberg region, beneath the rugged Kogelberg Mountains and is on the scenic R44 ocean drive between Pringle Bay and Kleinmond.
Today the town is a tourist haven but its whaling station beginnings can still be seen at Stony Point where the remains of the station still stand. Another boasting point for the town is that Betty’s Bay is the longest town in South Africa at 13km long.
Most of the town’s economic wealth comes from the tourism in the area, not only from visitors to the town but also to the nearby Harold Porter National Botanical Garden.