Gordons Bay Holiday Guide

Description

Gordon’s Bay is a picturesque coastal village, nestled at the foot of the Hottentots Holland Mountains and the False Bay Coast.

This serene resort is ideally situated for a relaxing seaside holiday within forty minutes’ drive to the bright lights of Cape Town and thirty minutes’ to the main airport.

The climate is typical of coastal resorts, with a winter rainfall and mild sea and air temperature throughout the year. The south easter or “Cape Doctor” affords welcome relief from the heat in summer.

Gordon’s Bay is six minutes’ drive away from the Strand and ten minutes to Somerset West. The village is an important link with the rest of the Winelands in that it is one of two coastal resorts which forms part of this special region.

The village is easily accessible for a lazy day spent on the golden beaches, a trip to Steenbras Dam for a picnic under tall pines and to visit the wine, fuit and whale routes.

The Location of Gordon’s Bay

This picturesque coastal town at the sundrenched foot of the Hottentots Holland Mountain Range. Home to the SA Naval College, this Mediteranean-style village is situated only 30 minutes from Cape Town International Airport.

There are some amazing routes to travel in and around Gordon’s Bay:

A lazy morning’s drive will take you to the world renowned wine routes of Stellenbosch and Franschoek and a short distance further to Paarl and Wellington which is famous for its dried fruit and wines.

Ten minutes from Gordon’s Bay is the Helderberg Wine Route and brewery and across Sir Lowry’s Pass the fruit route at Elgin and Grabouw. The village is on the scenic coastal route to Hermanus and the whale route, and during September/ October whales can be seen frolicking in False Bay.

Gordon’s Bay  is six minutes’ drive away from the Strand and ten minutes to Somerset West. The village is an important link with the rest of the Winelands in that it is one of two coastal resorts which forms part of this special region.

The village is easily accessible for a lazy day spent on the golden beaches, a trip to Steenbras Dam for a picnic under tall  pines and to visit the wine, fruit and whale routes.

The Gordon’s Bay Vibe

The people in Gordon’s Bay actually greet you – and they really mean it when they ask you how you are.

The vibe is very laid-back and relaxed and Gordon’s Bay has a big community of different artists.

Don’t be surprised to see a fair amount of locals bare foot (in preference to wearing shoes) and surfboards on roof racks.

Gordon’s Bay is close to everything but isolated enough for it to be self sufficient, it beauty is unmistakable and its vibe – superb.

Gordon’s Bay – Amenities

Gordon’s Bay is famous for its safe bathing, with both Main and Bikini Beaches attracting thousands of happy sunworshippers.

Places to see in Gordon’s Bay

 

  • Aladdin’s Cave Curious Shop
  • Bikini Beach Book Store
  • Monkey Town
  • Steenbras Dam
  • Gordon’s Bay Harbour

 

Gordon’s Bay Activities

 

  • Boat, rock and surf angling
  • Hiking trails
  • Enjoy one of the superb beaches
  • Golf
  • Shopping
  • Surfing and kite surfing
  • Yachting and boating
  • Shark cage diving
  • Horse riding trails

 

Eating out in Gordon’s Bay

Restaurants offer a wide choice of culinery delights with the emphasis on seafood. A number of restaurants can be found in and around the two harbours, with most enjoying sea vistas. Take- away outlets are popular and cater for all tastes, from pizzas to hamburgers to hot fish and chips – delightful!

Gordon’s Bay restaurants :

 

  • Spur
  • Talla’s
  • Oos Kus Fish & Chips
  • Trawlers
  • Wimpy
  • Harbour Lights
  • Old Cape Restaurant
  • Galleons
  • Barney’s Mooring

 

Guesthouses in Gordon’s Bay

Please use the links below to access more details on the featured guest houses, where indicated read the owners/ manager page for the inside story!!

18 on Kloof Guesthouse

Bergesruh Guesthouse

King Fisher Hollow Guesthouse

Alternatively access our comprehensive guest house directory here