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Beautiful beaches, lovely town and perfectly located to explore Cape region, golf and vineyards.
Gordon’s Bay is a beautiful seaside village in a spectacular position on the slopes of Helderberg Mountains overlooking False Bay. It is a small harbour town near the Strand with exquisite beaches.The old village of the town developed around the harbour and new modern houses have been built up the slopes of the Hottentot Holland mountains.
Gordon’s Bay has panoramic views over False Bay, and the view extends across the bay to Table Mountain in Cape Town. The 18000 ha Kogelberg Nature Reserve on the mountains behind Gordon’s Bay is one of the Cape’s most beautiful Nature Reserves and the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom.
It is part of the Helderberg area, along with Somerset West, Strand and Sir Lowry’s Pass.
Gordon’s Bay is a perfect choice for a Cape destination, as it is near the Cape Winelands, Franschhoek. Stellenbosch and Hermanus, as well as being a place with a stunning scenic situation with gorgeous sea views.
The climate is mediterranean, with dry warm summers. Winters are moderate though chilly in the evenings.
What to Do
Gordon’s Bay has some of the most beautiful beaches in the Cape. There are 2 main beaches for you to choose from. With pure white sand, shallow sea, and rock pools, it is a perfect place for you to take children paddling and swimming. Bikini beach near the old harbour is a tiny beach with Blue Flag status.The serene turquoise sea here is unique, with transparent clear water, due to the sheltered bay. It is safe for swimming, canoeing, surfing, fishing and kayaking.
The quaint small boat harbour in the old village is used for fishing and the maintenance of boats and yachts. The Gordon’s Bay Yacht Club, a Sea Rescue Institute Station and a SA Navy Base are stationed here.
The protected kogelberg Nature Reserve is pristine and wild, and South Africa’s first biosphere reserve... Show more