Welcome to Betty's Bay, Home of African penguins
Betty's Bay, a small village just a few hours from Cape Town, is one of the best place to spot a big colony of African penguins in real life in their natural habitat. The land area where Betty's Bay is established today was owned by John Welsh. After his death, the land was sold to Arthur Yoldon, Jack Clarence and Harold Porter who established Pringle Bay, Rooi Els and Betty's Bay. The village of Betty's Bay was named after Arthur Yoldon's daughter and today it has become one of the tourist attractions with sightseeing at Harorld Porter Botanical Garden and Stony Point, home to thousands of African penguins.
Betty's Bay is still by far the best place in Cape Town to go to for seeing African penguins in their natural habitat followed by Boulders beach penguin colony.
Where to Go?
The two top attractions in Betty's Bay are Stony point, home to thousands of African penguins colony and the beautiful Harold Porter Botanical Garden. The best time to see flowers is early springtime in August to October. Hermanus town is within reach of this small beautiful villages. You can easily go for a wine tasting somewhere near Hermanus and come back. For Golf lovers, there is an international golf course at the Arabella Hotel & Spa.
When to Go?:
The best time to go to Betty's Bay will be between the months of June to December, this the great time to see marine life in full action. The area is home to African African penguins and the offer some great shore sightseeing for the Southern Right Whales.
Best Time to Go: Best: Good:
- Real sightseeing of African Penguins
- Harold Porter Botanical Garden
- Pringle Bay
- Very Close to Hermanus
- Birds Colony at Stony Point
- Great view of Southern Right Whales
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