About Cape Helderberg Beaches

Just a 45 minute drive from the heart of Cape Town, the beaches of the Helderberg Basin or Cape Helderberg offer warmer waters (the rule of thumb is 3-4 degrees warmer) than the Atlantic Seaboard beaches and effortlessly white, sandy beaches.

Did you know? Cape Town’s beaches are amongst the cleanest and most beautiful beaches in the world.

A visit to any of the Cape Helderberg beaches is essentially a family friendly day out that includes fantastic views over False Bay, wonderful swimming opportunities in safe and shallow waters, and rock pools ideal for children. Take a picnic, beach umbrella and don't forget the sunblock!

Bikini Beach is a small beach and one of Cape Town's Blue Flag Beaches, which means it has a high level of water quality, facilities, cleanliness and safety. It is popular for sunbathing as it is sheltered from the wind.

Kogel Bay (or Cool Bay) is just around the corner from Bikini Beach and is essentially a surfers beach, but has a long stretch of white sand and a couple of exciting caves.

Strand has a long 5km stretch of white, sandy beach ideal for long walks. Fishing and surfing and wind surfing are very popular here as the waves are quite good. There is also an Olympic sized, centrally heated swimming pool at Strand.

Gordon’s Bay beach, regarded as one of the safest swimming beaches, has wonderful sheltered rock pools great for exploring and paddling.

Popular Cape Helderberg Beaches

Beaches & Pools / Family Entertainment

Bikini Beach

Overnight? Accommodation in Gordons Bay
It is no mean feat to be awarded the status of a Blue Flag beach. This means that the beach is superior in its cleanliness, safety, facilities, ecology, and ...

Beaches & Pools

Monwabisi Beach & Resort

Overnight? Accommodation in Khayelitsha
Pack your picnic basket and braai utensils and head to Monwabisi beach located near Khayelitsha on the Cape Flats along an exposed stretch of the False Bay ...

Beaches & Pools

Strand Beach

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Strand Beach is an ideal beach set at the foot of the Hottentots Holland Mountains on the Eastern Edge of False Bay. The Strands beautiful white sand stretches ...

Beaches & Pools / Family Entertainment

Gordon's Bay Main Beach

Overnight? Accommodation in Gordons Bay
Beautiful Gordon’s Bay; a harbour town surrounded by the Helderberg Mountains and a neighbour to Strand, is charming, pretty, and home to some excellent beaches ...

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WhereCape Helderberg Beach, In the Cape Helderberg Region (from Gordons Bay to Kogel Bay), Western Cape, South Africa

WhenBest during daylight hours.

OvernightStay in Cape Helderberg Accommodation, Cape Town


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The Mother City and the province of the Western Cape has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and something to offer everyone. It is no surprise that South Africa was one of the first countries outside of Europe to earn blue flag status for some of her beaches. Find out more about Western Cape's beaches.

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