South Africa

Gordon's Bay & Surrounding Accommodation

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Picture Perfect - Between Sea and Mountain

The seaside town of Gordon's Bay is found along the N2 highway, 45km from Cape Town, on the eastern end of False Bay. Gordon's Bay is framed by the Hottentots Holland Mountains and uniquely combines a cosmopolitan flair with old-style charm.

This popular town has a large range of Self Catering Accommodation, as well as Bed & Breakfast Accommodation for those who prefer having their meals prepared for them whilst they relax on their holiday. For the more budget conscious traveller, there is Youth Hostel / Backpackers Accommodation in Gordon’s Bay.

The Helderberg coast is popular with water-sports enthusiasts and Gordon's Bay is known for its sheltered beaches and harbours. Gordon's Bay is home to the South African Naval College and hosts regattas, yachting and angling events. Southern Right whales visit False Bay between June and November and Clarence Drive (R44) between Gordon's Bay and Rooi Els, provides a number of official whale watching spots.

There are plenty of Activities in Gordon’s Bay: Hiking trails include the Steenbras River Gorge, Danie Miller trail, and the scenic Steenbras Dam. The nearby Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve is popular for canoeing, hiking and its fynbos plantations and the Helderberg Nature Reserve has recorded over 169 species of birds.

Other popular activities include the Helderberg Wine Route and the Lwandle Hostel Museum and Arts & Crafts Centre - the first township-based museum in the Western Cape.