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Focus on Gordons Bay, Western Cape, South Africa on 2010-02-26

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 in summer.

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 wines.

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.

Sporting Events
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 holiday destination.

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 Pass.
* Enjoy the sound of running water and a dip in Chrystal Pools up Steenbras Valley.

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
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!

Shopping Malls
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.

Focus on Gordons Bay, Western  Cape, South Africa on 2010-02-26

Focus on Gordons Bay, Western  Cape, South Africa on 2010-02-26

Focus on Gordons Bay, Western  Cape, South Africa on 2010-02-26

Focus on Gordons Bay, Western  Cape, South Africa on 2010-02-26

Focus on Gordons Bay, Western  Cape, South Africa on 2010-02-26

Focus on Gordons Bay, Western  Cape, South Africa on 2010-02-26

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