Only an hour's drive from Cape Town, Betty's Bay is a picturesque seaside village situated along the scenic Clarence Drive Route between Pringle Bay and Kleinmond.

The town falls within the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, the smallest but richest in variety of the six floral kingdoms in the world. At the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens in Betty's Bay, one can view some of 7700 plant species found in fynbos. This includes restios, ericas and proteas. Cactus Lodge was aptly named after the huge variety of succulents which flourish in the area.

Betty's Bay is home to a colony of Jackass penguins which reside at Stony Point. Here visitors can watch thesefascinating birds in their natural environment. One of the great attractions of Betty's Bay is the beautiful, unspoilt beaches. Silversands and Hangklip dunes lie to the west of Stony Point offering a beach of over 4km and great kite surfing opportunities. The beach is also good for picnics, swimming and surfing. Main Beach in Betty's Bay is a popular surfing destination. However, Jock's Bay and Shelley Beach offer better paddling and shell collecting for kids.

Sporting and leisure activities in and around Betty's Bay, include kayaking, mountain trails and hikes, sand boarding, horse riding, fishing, snorkelling and scuba diving, whale watching, golf and a beauty and health spa at the Arabella Hotel & Spa.

There are also various pubs, coffee shops, restaurants and pizzerias in Betty's Bay and in the vicinity.

At Cactus Lodge, you have an ideally situated, comfortable and welcoming base from which to explore and enjoy all that Betty's Bay has to offer.


Cactus Lodge provides self-catering accommodation for up to 12 people. It is ideal for a romantic getaway, a relaxing family holiday, a group of friends wishing to reconnect or for corporate motivational groups.

The living, dining and kitchen area are open plan. The living area is spacious and furnished with comfortable couches and a dining room table that can be extended to seat 8 people.

The kitchen is fully-equipped including fridge, oven, hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils.

There are 5 bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms:

  • 1 bedroom – King size bed
  • 1 bedroom – Queen size bed
  • 1 bedroom- Double bed
  • 1 bedroom has 2 singles
  • 1 bedroom has double bed and bunk bed (2 singles)
  • 2 Sleeper couches in the sun room
  • Bedding is provided.
  • Please bring own towels and additional blankets if required.

The upstairs living and entertainment area has a TV and DSTV - please bring your own smart card. There is a library of books for you to enjoy during your stay. There is a foosball table for your enjoyment as well. The living area opens onto a spacious sundeck with spectacular views of the surrounding lakes and mountains. Downstairs the sheltered and enclosed courtyard has a large built in braai and sun loungers to relax on.

In summer, wake to a chorus of birds chirping in the reeds, open the sliding doors onto a very private courtyard and enjoy a leisurely breakfast. Alternatively, get comfortable on one of the sun loungers, stretch out with a good book and soak up the sun. Sip sundowners on the upstairs balcony while you absorb the peacefulness and tranquillity of nature. In the evenings, enjoy a braai under a starlit sky.

On winter evenings, take the edge off a chilly evening and build a cosy fire in the living area.

Enjoy all that Betty's Bay has to offer from the comfort and privacy of Cactus Lodge.


  • braai / barbecue - onsite
  • DSTV (bring card and decoder)
  • fireplace
  • fishing (less than 3km)
  • fridge in unit
  • kitchen (fully equipped)
  • lake (less than 5km)
  • medical facilities (less than 5km)
  • microwave in unit
  • Open View HD Satellite TV
  • parking all onsite
  • parking off-site
  • pets allowed by prior arrangement
  • private entrance
  • restaurant (walking distance)
  • stove in unit
  • tea / coffee making facilities


From Cape Town:
Turn off the N2 after Somerset West and just at the bottom of Sir Lowry's Pass onto the R44. Follow the coastal road past Gordon’s Bay, RooiEls and Pringle Bay. Turn off the R44 onto Porter Drive after the BP garage in Betty's Bay. After about 2kms go past the sign for the Stony Point penguins and take the next dirt road to your right which is Lakeside Drive. Follow that for 500m until you come to the corner of Lachenalia Road where you will see the signs for the Cactus Lodge.