Aerial view of Pringle Bay.
|• Total||3.26 km2 (1.26 sq mi)|
|• Density||250/km2 (640/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||8.0%|
|First languages (2011)|
Pringle Bay (Afrikaans: Pringlebaai) is a small coastal town of ca. 1600 inhabitants in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, in South Africa. It is situated at the foot of Hangklip, on the opposite side of False Bay from Cape Point. The town and surrounds are part of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO Heritage Site. The bay is named after Rear-Admiral Thomas Pringle, of the Royal Navy, who commanded the naval station at the Cape in the late 1790s.
The beach is exposed to the wind, and frequently empty. The town is safe, and family friendly and is home to a number of restaurants and curio shops which serve locals, holiday-makers and passers-by.
- "Main Place Pringle Bay". Census 2011.
- Du Plessis & Cleary. The Overberg. p. 39.
- Du Plessis, Karena; Cleary, Melanie (2005). The Overberg: inland from the tip of Africa. London: Struik. ISBN 1-86872-992-3.
- ViewOverberg overview
- Pringle Bay Online - The Story of Pringle Bay
- Accommodation in the Kogelberg Biosphere