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Gordons Bay, Cape Helderberg

Gordons Bay
Gordons Bay, Cape Helderberg

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Gordons Bay is all about its waterfront, where the bay lies against the sheer mountains of the Helderberg, providing shelter to a picturesque cove that offers a veritable feast of water-based activities and a promenade lined with fish shops, coffee bars and restaurants.

Gordons Bay bustles during peak season. Bikini Beach is popular with the younger crowd who come here to play beach volleyball, sunbathe and surf, whilst the main beach is more popular with families and the water is gentler. You don’t have to be on the beach to appreciate this part of the world. The Helderberg Wine Route includes some 25 different wineries that range from a 300-year old historical manor to art boutique wineries and include the cellars of Vergelegen, Scholtzenhof, Morgenster and Post House.

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If you’re here during the whale watching season then a drive along Clarence Drive, the scenic coastal road between Gordon’s Bay and Betty’s Bay, offers some of the best designated whale watching spots on the coast and the Steenbras dam has magnificent views over Gordon’s Bay and is a great spot for picnics.

Evenings should include a stroll along the harbour wall or a sunset cruise from the old harbour, which also has a string of excellent seafood restaurants. And Gordon’s Bay is only 40 minutes from Cape Town, so experiencing an alternative night life and still making it home is indeed an option.

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Helderberg Beaches

The beaches of Gordon’s Bay, Strand, Bikini beach and Kogel or Cool Bay are essentially family friendly days out that include wonderful swimming opportunities, safe and shallow waters; fantastic views over False Bay and rock pools ideal for children. Bikini Beach is a small beach and one of ... more information

Helderberg Nature Reserve

Set on the southern slopes of the Helderberg mountains, this 402 hectare reserve is a beautiful escape with breathtaking views, sef guided walks, a spectacular bird life and a great spot for picnics. What started off as a wild flower garden was then proclaimed a reserve in 1960 to ... more information

Helderberg Wine Estates

The Helderberg Region is part of the wine-producing hub of the Cape Winelands in the Western Cape. It comprises the Strand, Somerset West and Gordon’s Bay, along with a few of the other small surrounding towns. Therefore, this area is the first seen as visitors travel over ... more information

Helderberg Wine Route

The 25 members of the Helderberg route follow distinctly different methods of growing grapes, from a 300-year old historical cellar to state-of-the-art boutique wineries and visiting the wide range of family-owned estates and grand manor houses is a superb weekend or day’s outing. Helderberg wineries include ... more information

Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve

The 42,000 ha Reserve stretches from Elgin in the south to beyond Villiersdorp in the north, and from the Stellenbosch mountains in the west, eastwards to the Groenland mountains. The entrance to the reserve is at Nuweberg, situated high in Viljoen's Pass, between Grabouw and Villiersdorp. The ... more information

Kogelberg Nature Reserve

Lying within the southern extension of the Hottentots Holland Mountain range about 90 kilometres south-east of Cape Town and 8 kilometres from Kleinmond, the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve has managed to remain largely unspoilt, in no small part due to its ability to remain relatively ... more information

Somerset Mall

Somerset Mall offers 204 stores and everything it takes to give families from Somerset West through to Mossel Bay a safe, fun-filled entertainment environment, alongside a superior browsing and shopping experience. Somerset Mall provides the perfect mix for a good life. Find spoiling and surprises with ... more information

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Steenbras Gorge

Where: Gordons Bay
How much (per person): Free

The Steenbras Gorge is a quick 45 minute drive from Cape Town and makes for a perfect day away. You will need to walk the Steenbras Riv ... more information

Bikini Beach

Where: Gordons Bay
How much (per person): Free

Spend the day relaxing on Bikini Beach, a small man-made beach near the marina. Bikini Beach is a small beach and one of Cape Town's three B ... more information

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Restaurants in Gordons Bay

Berties Moorings

Where: Gordons Bay

Situated in the Gordon’s Bay Waterfront, Bertie’s Moorings is a family run restaurant named after the famous yachtie, Bertie Reed. The restaurant comprises a large deck overlooking the water, which ca ... more information

Long Bar Pub & Grill

Where: Gordons Bay

Join Melt & Tanya at The Long Bar Pub & Grill for good food, great company and big screen sports action featuring rugby, soccer, Grand Prix motor racing and lots more. The perfect place to watch a ... more information

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