Kogelberg Nature Reserve
The Kogelberg reserve is a UNESCO World Nature Reserve, renowned for its Indigenous Fynbos Flora. This area houses more indigenous plant species per square meter than any other location on earth!
Outside the pristine central conservation area, the protective buffer zone consists of private and municipal nature reserves, the Harold Porter Botanical Garden, the Palmiet River estuary, sections of the coast and the marine area. The Harold Porter Botanical Garden is just 12km from Blue Jays B&B and home to a diverse variety of Fynbos such as the Disa and King Protea.
The Kogelberg Nature Reserve is the "heart of fynbos country" and forms the largest part of the core of the biosphere reserve. It is home to an amazing 1850 different plant species, and therefore has the greatest plant diversity for its size in the World! A transition zone consists of plantations, farms, local towns and industrial developments. It is also home to a myriad of animals including baboons, leopard, small antelope and many birds. There is also a very rare land-based breeding colony of African penguins!
Wine Routes and Cape Town
Pringle Bay is just a one hour drive from Cape Town with Stellenbosch, the Wineroute and Hermanus, only 45 minutes away. Pringle Bay is therefore an ideal destination for nature lovers and a very central base from which to visit the diverse and rich offerings of all the top Western Cape destinations. Betty's Bay, just 10km from Pringle Bay, hosts a Jackass Penguin Colony while many opportunities await the keen bird watcher throughout the Kogelberg biosphere reserve and surrounding nature areas.