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  • Breathtaking mountain and sea views from the rooms
  • Spacious, elegant guesthouse in a picturesque setting
  • Great location for enjoying the wonders of the Overberg

Moonstruck On Pringle Bay

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: 12 years and older

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-34.3485, 18.8248

About

At Moonstruck on Pringle Bay, you could not be better placed to experience the stunning natural scenery of the Southern Overberg. The rooms at the guest house double up as luxurious vantage points, offering unspoilt views of the rugged mountains, blue ocean and powdery white beach, while the same panoramas can be enjoyed from the lounge, swimming pool and sundeck. A wetland reserve right in front of the house is not only pretty, but attracts a multitude of bird species.

The guest house’s sophisticated architecture and warm contemporary beach house décor create an atmosphere that befits the gorgeous location, setting the stage for a relaxed seaside holiday.

Each named after a moon in our solar system, the rooms have been uniquely decorated and meticulous care has been taken to make guests feel right at home. Patterned carpets and antique furniture add a warm homeliness to these modern spaces, where amenities such as satellite television, bar fridges, tea trays and electronic safes contribute to comfort and peace of mind.

Large, deep bathtubs and spacious showers in the en-suite bathrooms, along with heated towel rails and luxuriant bath robes, should keep you rejuvenated and snug. The shaded patios are generously spaced and have ample seating space, so guests can fully appreciate the beauty of the surrounds. 

Although on the ground floor, the Calypso and Ophelia rooms have lovely views of the mountains, ocean and wetland. Both have patios which lead out onto the pool deck, so guests can pull on their costumes and step straight into the clear water.

The first floor rooms, Pandora and Pan, feature stunning views over the entire bay and soft daybeds on the patios, making them excellent whale watching spots and romantic sundowner vantage points. Fireplaces add cosiness to these spacious rooms. Honeymooners could not wish for a more romantic haven than Pan, which is the guest house’s largest suite and has a four poster canopy King-size bed.

Mornings are kicked off with a filling breakfast in the dining room, after which guests can grab one of the provided beach towels and head down to the white sands of the beach, reached after a three minute walk down a fynbos path leading directly from the pool deck. The beach is safe for swimming and an ideal setting for long walks, bird watching and relaxing.

The Overberg area is filled with natural wonders begging to be explored. Guests can get in touch with the diverse fynbos wilderness by taking a hike through the Kogelberg Nature Reserve, or head to nearby Betty’s Bay to spend time at the Stony Point penguin colony and visit the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden. The culturally inclined can choose to explore one of several wine routes, while golfers can swing a club at one of many top-class golf courses. Adventurers aren’t short of options either, and diving with a great white shark at Gansbaai is the ultimate thrill.

Unfortunately, the Cape’s weather doesn’t always play along, but when this is the case guests can curl up in the comfort of Moonstruck’s lounge and enjoy a good book from the library, or arrange an in-room massage. 

Rates & Summary


Calypso

Ground floor room
Sleeps 2 in King-size/twin beds
En-suite bath and shower
Patio leading onto pool deck
Mountain and ocean views

Ophelia

Ground floor room
Sleeps 2 in King-size/twin beds
En-suite bath and shower
Patio leading onto pool deck
Mountain and ocean views

Pandora

First floor room
Sleeps 2 in Queen-size bed
En-suite bath and shower
Patio with daybed
Fireplace
Panoramic views of mountains and bay

Pan (Honeymoon Suite)

First floor room
Sleeps 2 in four poster King-size/twin beds
En-suite bath and shower
Patio with daybed
Fireplace
Panoramic views of mountains and bay

Pricing

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Catering

Continental and English breakfast included

Kids

Children 12 and older are welcome.

Why Stay Here?

Moonstruck on Pringle Bay is a contemporary beach house situated in the village of Pringle Bay in the Southern Overberg, offering accommodation in four luxurious rooms with panoramic views of mountains, sea and fynbos. In season, guests can watch whales and dolphins swimming in the bay from the comfort of their luxury rooms, while admiring the grandeur of the surrounding mountains. The guest house has direct access to the pristine beach via a fynbos path, while the rimflow pool is a wonderful place to soak up the views with a drink in hand.

Summary

  • Breathtaking mountain and sea views from the rooms
  • Spacious, elegant guesthouse in a picturesque setting
  • Great location for enjoying the wonders of the Overberg

Things to consider Bringing

Sunblock, hat, walking shoes, swimming costume, swimming towels, binoculars for bird /whale watching and dolphin spotting.

Road Conditions

All the roads leading to the guest house are tarred.

Activities & Attractions

  • Whale watching and dolphin spotting
  • Direct beach access
  • Rimflow pool
  • Library
  • Massages
  • Nearby: hiking, horse riding, abseiling, white water rafting, shark cage diving, sand boarding, botanical gardens, penguin colony, golf courses, wine routes, Cape Town.

Details

Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Communal lounge
  • Covered verandah / patio
  • Fireplace
  • Under floor heating
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast
  • No Restaurant
  • Not licensed
  • Fridge or minibar

Utilities

  • Water supply good for drinking
  • Electric geysers
  • Eskom electricity

Leisure Amenities

  • Swimming pool
  • Satellite television
  • Library

Business & Connectivity

  • Good cell phone reception
  • No conference facilities available

Access & Convenience

  • No babysitting
  • Child friendly
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 2km
  • Nearest fuel within 5km
  • No shuttle service available

Payment

  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted

Security

  • Personal safe

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Overberg

Western Cape

About

The Overberg is a region that’s easy on the senses and pleasing to the eye. Its landscape is a tapestry of colours and meandering patterns, both natural and manmade. 

The region forms a relatively small part of the Western Cape; it is mostly rural, and is blessed with stunning scenery and unique highlights. Its largest town, Hermanus, is said to provide the best land-based whale watching in the world. It also has exquisite beaches, including the blue flag Grotto Beach, and the nearby Hemel-en-Aarde Valley epitomises the majestic beauty of the region.

Across Walker Bay, the towns of Gansbaai and Kleinbaai are best known for shark cage diving to see great whites at the hotspot near Dyer Island.

L’Agulhas stands at the southernmost point on the African continent, and is the meeting point of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans.

The Overberg fauna and flora is protected in the Bontebok National Park, and its nature reserves include De Hoop, De Mond, Salmons Dam, Marloth, and the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. Staying with wildlife, the penguin colony at Stony Point in Betty’s Bay is also a tourist favourite.

Swellendam and the small mission towns of Genadendal and Elim are amongst the Overberg’s historic icons. Others that are popular with visitors are Greyton, Stanford, and Napier.

In summer the farmlands are dominated by shimmering shades of brown, the fields stripped of their winter crops and the bare earth ploughed into meandering combed patterns dotted with tightly compressed wheels of straw awaiting collection. Labourers’ cottages hunker down beneath old blue gums and on a cold day smoke drifts from their chimneys.

Throughout the year the early morning and late afternoon sun accentuates the sensual curves of the ridges wreathed in fynbos. When the winter rains return, the undulating, sometimes tiered fields shrug off their brown and slip into the vibrant greens of wheat, barley, and oats, and the brilliant yellow of the iconic canola. On still, sultry mornings, blue cranes, South Africa’s national bird, float overhead craaaaaaking as they go.

The coastline is punctuated by long sweeping bays and rocky outcrops that fringe the southern boundary of this landscape. Here one can spend hours sitting on the white sand, being mesmerised by the eternal activity of the sea.

Add to this a scattering of charming inland villages; locally produced beer, cheese, and wine; lighthouses, bird watching, and wonderful food, and it becomes evident why one needs plenty of time here.

Look out for

Southern-most tip of Africa - at L’Agulhas, which is also the official meeting point of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. 

Shark cage diving - near Gansbaai there are several operators who do trips daily out to the Great Whites’ favourite hunting grounds near Dyer Island. 

Whale watching - the Overberg offers great land-based and boat-based whale watching (best between July and November). 

Beaches - the Overberg beaches are amongst the finest in South Africa. They include the longest beach in the southern hemisphere - at 14km - which curves along the coast at Struisbaai. 

Swellendam - is the third-oldest magisterial district in South Africa. At the base of the Langeberg Mountains on the N2 highway the town has an array of historic buildings including the Drostdy Museum.

Hermanus - On the coast in the west of the region. It is the largest town in the Overberg and popular with visitors all year round. It’s especially well known for its superb land-based whale watching.

Hemel-en-Aarde Valley - near Hermanus - this scenic area produces a range of wines and is known for its Pinot Noir.

Bontebok National Park - The smallest of South Africa’s National Parks, it not only protects the fauna within its boundaries but also endangered flora in the fynbos biome. In addition to the bontebok, the park is also home to Cape mountain zebra, red hartebeest, grey rhebuck, and Cape grysbok as well as 200 bird species. There are hiking and mountain-biking trails and fishing and swimming in the Breede River. The accommodation and campsite are situated at Lang Elsie’s Kraal amongst a riverine thicket of trees and aloes near the banks of the Breede River. This consists of 10 self-catering chalets with wheel chair access, and caravan and camping sites. There are also picnic spots with braai and ablution facilities for day visitors.

De Hoop Nature Reserve - Each year between June and November whales return to the rugged coastline of this 34 000 hectare reserve near Bredasdorp to breed. During this time the marine reserve supports 40% of the world’s Southern Right whale population. Although these may be the drawcard for many visitors there is much more in the line of nature-based activities for the visitor. Lowland fynbos is the dominant vegetation throughout the reserve and this supports bontebok, Cape mountain zebra, grey rhebuck, eland, and baboon, as well as many smaller mammals. It’s a great destination for ‘twitchers’, with the De Hoop vlei attracting a large number of water birds and pushing the recorded species to an impressive total of 260. Besides being able to walk anywhere in the reserve there are several day hikes and the popular 5-day whale trail. Accommodation options are varied from cottages and rondawels to restored houses and neat camping and caravan sites amongst the milkwood trees. Most accommodation is around what is known as Die Opstal near the fresh water vlei and park reception.

Wines - The region has some top class wineries that offer tasting and sales.

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