About The Barnacle Self Catering Accommodation


The Barnacle Seaside Self Catering Cottages  - Pringle Bay


Four luxurious self catering units with open plan lounge-dining areas that open onto private gardens on the banks of the Buffles River mouth - situated in the beautiful Kogelberg Biosphere with thousands of unique plant species, a birdwatcher's delight, with walking and cycling trails.... or just relax on the beach, float on your back in the river or count the stars at night. 


All four units boast bright and cheerful décor, comfortable beds with good linen, towels (beach and bath) and everything you need for a self-catering stay, along with wonderful views, beautiful fynbos-filled grounds and the sea right on your doorstep. You also have access to free kayaks to paddle up the river.

If you do decide to venture further than your deck or the beach, the town of Pringle Bay has quite a few restaurants to choose from along with shops to get anything you may have left behind. The nearby small towns of Rooi Els, Betty’s Bay and Kleinmond are also worth a visit.

Those who love the outdoors can enjoy the many hiking and cycling trails in the area.

Whichever cottage you choose to stay in at The Barnacle, stock up on loads of good food and wine, take along your favourite books or magazines and take a break from the world for a few days. In fact, make it more than a few days…

Pet Friendly by arrangement


  • 5/5 Facebook

  • 4.8/5 Expedia

  • 5/5 TripAdvisor

  • 9.4/10 Booking.Com

  • 4.5/5 Travelground/Lekkerslaap

"Arguably the best sea side living in Pringle Bay."

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Rooms & Rates:

Otter's Lair

Otter's Lair is our superior unit and sleeps two adults in a double bed with a bunk bed for two children/young adults. Downstairs is the open plan main bedroom with sliding doors leading onto a private balcony and the garden. The room is equipped with a shower, basin and toilet.

Note the shower is open plan to the rest of the bedroom.

Upstairs is a vast, open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area leading, through big glass doors onto the balcony which offers spectacular views of the beach, the river and False Bay with Cape Point in the distance. There is a braai, indoor fire place, gas oven, full size fridge and freezer.

Price - R1650 per night for two on a self catering basis + R250 per person thereafter.


Our very popular ground level unit sleeping two adults and two children/young adults in a large, open plan room with double bed and double bunk, lounge, dining area and full kitchen. Full bathroom.  Private veranda with braai and upstairs sundeck offering stunning views of the bay. Inside Fireplace. No TV.

R1320 per night for 2 adults + R250 per extra person


Sleeps two adults in a double bed, small lounge and kitchenette. Full bathroom. Large outdoor area with braai leading onto the gardens.
No TV.

R1100 per night for 2 adults.

Mussel Pot

Mussel Pot is situated next to The Barnacle at 574 Anne Road. A light and airy open plan double bedroom with additional double bunk, small kitchenette, full bathroom and deck with braai.  This unit is up steep stairs and is not suitable for very young children.

Price - R1100 per night on a self catering basis for two people + R250 per additional person.

Note:  CHILDREN are are welcome BUT please be aware before booking that there are high viewing decks on the premises and open river access nearby. 

Well behaved dogs are also welcome on prior arrangement

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Amenities in Pringle Bay

  • 9 Restaurants

  • 3 Coffee Shops

  • 2 Delicatessen

  • Saturday morning local market

  • Live music most weekends at local establishments

  • Nature Walks

  • Swimming

  • Fishing

  • Birding

  • Kayaking

  • Betty’s Bay Penguins

  • Harold Porter Botanical Gardens, Betty’s Bay

Our Location

573 Anne Rd
Pringle Bay, WC, South Africa, 7196