Kapensis Guesthouse in Pringle Bay
Nature on your doorstep, breathtaking views of the mountain landscapes and the distant sounds of the ocean is all you need when booking a stay at Kapensis Guesthouse in Pringle Bay.
Having won a one-night stay voucher through TravelChatSA, we had to wrangle our schedules around so we could book ourselves into this luxurious accommodation.
Situated on the R44 on the famous Cape Whale coast (R44) in the Overberg, the hour-long scenic drive from Cape Town is worth the time spending in your car; overlooking the turquoise ocean and the views of the Hangklip Mountains.
Katherina, our hosts signed us in and gave us a quick tour of the room we’ll be staying in for the night. Having to just dump the items we had on ourselves, we quickly ran to fetch our other belongings so we could take advantage of the afternoon sun before it went down.
With six bedrooms and 2 family units that all have an African feel and name attached, our room was called Acacia. Nothing brings my body more joy than a comfortable double bed which also faces the magnificent view a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve and a faraway outlook of Betty’s Bay. The entire room is open plan and spacious to roam around. The bathroom consists of a tiled shower, a sizable basin, and sperate toilet.
Other than the peace and tranquility that the area provides, they created a reading nook area where you can sit and relax with a book or simply unwind. Within the room, there’s a television with selective DSTV channels, a hospitality tray with coffee and tea making facilities, a mini bar fridge, an area to store your clothing as well as a makeshift desk spot if you on a business trip. And really good WIFI.
Activities on the property are enough to keep you entertained with a sizeable swimming pool surrounded by indigenous fynbos as well as hiking, walking, and cycling trails.
Because there are no restaurant facilities, Katherina booked us a spot at Hook, Line, and Sinker located in the town of Pringle Bay. Jacqui, the owner is a wonderful hostess and welcomes you into her tiny scruffy odd-looking building. The walls are covered with scribble writings of the many guests that have dined there, big wooden tables and benches fill the space bearing the interior brick walls.
Everything is made on an open fire or gas stove and you can definitely mix and match your platter. We chose to try as much variety of seaside options like the Portuguese prawns, Sword and tuna fish, savory rice with the obvious side of fries.
Note that there’s limited seating and that they only open between 12:00 pm-13: 00 pm and at 19:00 pm-20: 00 pm so make sure to make a reservation. Contact them on 028 273 8688.
Waking up to the early morning sun is certainly a mesmerizing experience and one to never forget but we were starving so breakfast is calling. Did I mention Kapensis is a Bed and Breakfast? So no worrying about where the closets breakfast spot is.
There’s a spread of cereals, croissants, and fresh fruits to choose from and an option for a warm breakfast that includes omelettes, bacon, egg, and toasts with coffee, tea, and juice as options.
What more to do in Pringle Bay?
Pringle Bay is a great town to spend a weekend at and has an abundance of restaurants and activities to enjoy with friends, family or as a couple. You can read more about what there is to do and see here.
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