The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Betty's Bay

Afrikaans name: Bettysbaai

Betty's Bay shoreline

Betty's Bay shoreline

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Western Cape

Although Betty's Bay is a small holiday village it holds a 'record' for being the longest village in South Africa. It stretches for 13 km along the coastline.

It is situated just short of 90 km from Cape Town and is popular for holidays and weekends away.

Two items of interest in the Betty's Bay area are the colony of African Penguins and the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden. If you are interested in flowers then the best time to visit is between October and February.

The village takes its name from Betty Youlden, daughter of the original developer in the area.

References and further reading

The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Published: 1987 - Page: 38

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 178

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 62

Readers Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Published: 1986 - Page: 60

Insiders Guide - Top Wildlife Photography Spots in South Africa - Author: Shem Compion - Published: 2010 - Page: 255

Insiders Guide - Top Wildlife Photography Spots in South Africa - Author: Shem Compion - Published: 2010 - Page: 251

Hit the Road - 2nd Edition - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2018 - Page: 54

Essential Birding: Western South Africa - Author: Callan Cohen and Claire Spottiswoode - Published: 2000 - Page: 61

Conollys Guide to Southern Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Denis Conolly - Published: 1982 - Page: 85


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