The pretty seaside village of Gordon's Bay with its lovely beaches lies at the foot of the Helderberg Mountains.
Bikini Beach is the most popular beach for sun tanning, swimming and surfing, particularly with Stellies students (University of Stellenbosch). Explore the Old Harbour with its flotilla of fishing boats and yachts or the busy Harbour Island waterfront development with its many restaurants.
If you want to escape from crowds, head to Steenbras Dam for a picnic with awesome views over Gordon's Bay and False Bay. From Gordon's Bay to Pringle Bay there is a spectacular coastal drive with excellent whale spotting opportunities during season.