|Gordon's Bay is a picturesque coastal village, nestled at the foot
of the Hot- tentots 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
Wine Routes and Others
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
Ten minutes from Gordon's Bay is the Helderberg Wine Route and
brewey 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.
Attractions, Places of Interest
Gordon's Bay is famous for its safe bathing, with both Main and
Bikini Beaches attracting thousands of happy sunworshippers.
Fishing from the rocks and the old harbour wall is a popular pastime
with locals and visitors alike, sharing yarns about "the big
one that got away". Pleasure trips on luxury yachts and cruisers
are available from the two harbours while Steenbras Dam is sought
after as a picnic spot.
Arts & Crafts
Visitors can browse around the curio and gift shops dotted along
the beach front for unusual crafts.
Boat, rock and surf angling, tennis, rugby, jukskei, bowls, squash
and croquet keep the sportsmen busy, while the radio control club
- off road, enjoys an enthusiastic following. Yachting, deep-sea
diving and angling ensures that Gordon's Bay is a sportsmans ideal
Walks and Trails
* Take a leisurely walk above the village on the Danie Miller trail.
* Explore the historic cannon and wagon wheel walk at Sir Lowry's
* Enjoy the sound of running water and a dip in Chrystal Pools up
Accomodation and Conference Facilities
Gordon's Bay has a three star hotel situated on the beach front
with conference facilities for 8 - 120 delegates. The village caters
for all pockets with the municipal resort, situated next to the
beach, offering self-catering holiday cottages and caravan sites.
A private resort offers similar facilities. Guest houses are all
near the beach, with bed and breakfast at nearby country inns.
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!
A charming mini-mall, curio and bric-a-brac shops in Beach Road,
a supermarket, filling station and pharmacies adequately provide
for the needs of visitors, while Somerset Mall is a mere fifteen
minut drive away.
Linked Interest Between Towns
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.