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Pringle Bay is a quaint seaside village referred to as "real paradise country". Situated along the scenic Clarence Drive Route (5 km past Rooiels) it forms part of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, the first and only Biosphere in South Africa to be proclaimed by United Nations' Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

Pringle Bay, named after Rear Admiral Thomas Pringle in 1797, is famous for its rocky shores and the cave, "Drostersgat", which was used by prisoners and runaway slaves as a hide-away in the 18th century. The cave is on private ground - it is difficult to find, in a steep inlet washed by the sea and entrance can only be gained by letting yourself down by rope between the slanting rock walls - an isolated and daunting place. A resident of nearby Onrus in the 1890's had visited the cave at Pringle Bay and found skeletons, the remains of game and proof of fires.

Pringle Bay was also influenced by the Second World War. A radar station was first built in 1942 and used to monitor shipping. There were two radar screens, one called Hangklip, behind the Hangklip Hotel and the other one was called Silversands, looking out over the later lighthouse site. Silversands radar station was 'manned' by women and the Hangklip Hotel was built as barracks for the technicians and watchers. The present Jewish holiday camp, Netzer Maginim, served as prison for Italian prisoners-of-war who were used as labourers to build (without bulldozers, only spades and picks) the scenic coastal road, today known as Clarence Drive.

The quaint seaside village of Pringle Bay draws a diversity of individuals. It is home and hide-away to many talented artists in the theatre, film and art industry. Pringle Bay provides a safe environment for children and the ideal retirement haven for senior citizens.

Pringle Bay is a somewhat sleepy seaside village, whose charm remains untouched since history passed them by.

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