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Essential to the allure and charm of Restio River House is, of course, its beautiful location.

Found along the Cape Whale Route, this restful, seaside village is surrounded by magnificent ocean and mountain views, with the Buffels River just a stone’s throw away.

Situated in Pringle Bay, Restio River House offers pristine beaches, wildlife, outdoor activities and a wealth of cultural and culinary explorations, all enfolded in a rich, natural environment that’s sure to leave you feeling rejuvenated.
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Arabella Golf Course

Experience one of the Cape’s top golf courses, ranked top 10 in South Africa. Surrounded by the magnificent Kogelberg mountain range, Bot River Lagoon and edged by wild fynbos, our picturesque Golf Course is the ideal place to pursue a passion for golf.

Distance from Restio River House: 23km


Dapat Se Gat Beach

Hidden away on the R44 between Gordon's Bay and Rooi Els is a little-known beach spot called Dapat Se Gat. It's one of my favourite beach spots in South Africa with its wild feel, rocky outcrops, seasonal waterfall, sandy and un-crowded beach, and great surf. There's even a cave leading far into the mountain which you can explore.

Distance from Restio River House: 17km


Kogelberg Nature Reserve

Kogelberg Nature Reserve is considered by many to be the most beautiful of CapeNature’s protected areas. Its exceptional diversity and quality of fynbos means it is also considered the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom. You can also enjoy riving rafting tours from adventure operators in the area.

Distance from Restio River House: 20km


Harold Porter Botanical Gardens

Harold Porter is a magical display of proteas, ericas and leucadendrons set amidst meandering nature trails that take one up mountains, down gorges and through gardens in which some 60 species of bird, including the Cape sugarbird and the orange breasted sunbird, come to play.

Distance from Restio River House: 10km


Klein Paradys Equestrian Centre & Wild Horses

Wild Horses can be found roaming between Rooisand Reserve and the river mouth at Kleinmond, as their grazing grounds. The Klein Paradys centre offers horse rides at all levels on trails exploring the beaches and surrounding nature reserves.

Distance from Restio River House: 45km


Harbour Road District

Harbour Road is a distinctive waterfront destination with a special character, lifestyle and design. For some colourful retail therapy, browse through the many interesting shops, each offering a range of carefully selected local products. Or enjoy a coffee break and take in the un-interrupted sea views.

Distance from Restio River House: 21km


Pringle Bay Town

There are great restaurants available in the area with live entertainment on weekends offering cuisine for seafood lovers to a very enjoyable Italian restaurant. If you prefer to entertain at home then Lemon & Lime is a great deli to purchase some luxury foods, home-made meals and great wine. You can also explore the arts and crafts market and art galleries nearby.

Distance from Restio River House: 1km


Pringle Bay Beach

Pringle Bay beach is pristine and spotless and never crowded. There is a small lagoon with clear warm water where the Buffels River enters the sea, perfect for enjoying the surf and an afternoon picnic in the sun.

Distance from Restio River House: 400m


Stoney Point Nature Reserve

Stony Point Nature Reserve is home to one of the largest successful breeding colonies of African Penguin in the world. The reserve offers the chance to see these wonderful flightless birds up close, via a boardwalk through the colony in their natural habitat.

Distance from Restio River House: 8km


Walker Bay Nature Reserve

A whale-watcher’s paradise in the Overberg, Walker Bay offers a multitude of day activities, including whale watching trips, shark cage diving, paragliding, and much more.

Distance from Restio River House: 95km


Hermanus Wine Route

The quality of wines from this cool, maritime climate region is legendary and the hospitality of the countryside characters has made our wine pockets some of the most desirable wine destinations in the Cape.

Distance from Restio River House: 52km


Crystal Pools

Crystal Pools is a very popular and fairly easy hike to a series of mountain pools in a beautiful Valley known as the Steenbras River Gorge, in Koel Bay. Be sure to arrange a permit for entry with your host.

Distance from Restio River House: 21km