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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.

Accommodation in Betty's Bay

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

Conolly's Guide to Southern Africa - Author: Denis Conolly - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 85

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

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

Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 60

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

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

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