Community Events in Betty’s Bay and surrounds

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TALKS PLANNED FOR 2018: 21 APRIL 2018 Sheraine van Wyk of the Whale Coast Conservation will be presenting, ‘Planting a Seed – Life as an Environmental Educator’ 21 April 2018, 18h00 at Nivenia Hall, Harold Porter Botanical Garden, Betty’s Bay. WALKS PLANNED FOR 2018 It’s been nearly two years since we last visited Hanneshoek, the area above the Kleinmond Golf Course. This year Protea compacta, our own Bot River Protea, is on spectacular display in the area. This easy walk also boasts many other Protea species; P. repens, Suikerbossie (of course), P. neriifolia, P. Longifolia,…

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10 Facts about Betty’s Bay

The bustling little village of Betty’s Bay along Clarence Drive is known for being a great holiday destination due to its beautiful landscapes and beaches. But this small town holds so much more. Here are 10 quick facts we bet you didn’t know about Betty’s Bay:

  1. The Cape Hangklip to Hawston area boasts significant archaeological sites where artefacts dating back 20,000 years have been found.
  2. Betty’s Bay is one of the longest villages in South Africa, stretching for 13km between the Kogelberg Mountains and ocean.
  3. The infamous whaling station at Stony Point was established in 1913.
  4. A large piece of the area now known as Betty’s Bay belonged to John Welsh.
  5. After John’s passing, the land was sold to Arthur Youldon, Jack Clarence and Harold Porter who established Rooi Els, Pringle Bay and Betty’s Bay.
  6. Betty’s Bay was named after Arthur Youldon’s daughter.
  7. The main road running through Betty’s Bay and beyond was named after Jack Clarence.
  8. Harold Porter went on to do the layout of the current Botanical Gardens and street plans of the town in the 1930s.
  9. Stony Point in Betty’s Bay is home to one of the only two shore-based African Penguin colonies in South Africa.
  10. The town plays host to its very own Belgian Master Chocolatier at Gaboli Chocolates.