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.

Gordons Bay Fun Rating

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4.5 out of 5 stars!

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Gordons Bay
Gordons Bay is just fabulous and so relaxing. Everywhere you go is peaceful and great for the soul. I live in Cape Town and will for sure make this my break away spot in future as it feels like you have arrived when you are in Gordons Bay. What a superb place to have a good rest.Leon & Eleanor
Eleanor van Zyl
South Africa

Gordons Bay
Gordons Bay is 'n lieflike dorpie met fantastiese restaurantjies ons kan die volgende plekke aanbeveel 1) Old Cape Cafe (baie lekker ge-eet waarde vir geld en groot porsies en goeie diens) 2) Talla"s Tavern (baie lekker ge-eet, waarde vir geld en goeie diens) 3) Al Forno's Restaurant (het lekker ge-eet)
Linda Naude
South Africa

Our experience at Gordons Bay
Gordons Bay is a lovely place to be in Cape Town. This is our second time in Gordons Bay in the last two years. It is beautiful, quiet and very clean. Sun downers at Ocean Basket on the harbour was absolutely beautiful!We enjoyed it a lot!
Vanessa Nienaber
South Africa

Really nice, very clean and it is central. Gordons Bay will see me again next year.
rudi buys
South Africa

I loved Gordons Bay. It is an exquisite holiday destination, quiet and peaceful.
Chounett Pitt
South Africa

wilma van Wyk
I loved Gordons Bay. Very central and lots to do. And what a beautiful place. Just love it. Just the parking is a bit of a problem but it was December. Very busy.
Wilma van Wyk
South Africa

Where would you rather want to be.....
Gordons Bay has always had its own charm for me. It is such a traditional quaint beach town. The beach promenade shops - selling shells and "Afrikaans Books" the soft serve ice cream places, the Pub across the road from the beach and of course the Sea Food takeways (do NOT miss Trawlers!! Best calamari in the WORLD!!)Bikini Beach is one of my favourite spots in the world and I have spent many an hour playing beach bats and beach volleyball on this little gem. The views - particularly from the area above Bikini Beach - are breathtaking and the sunsets are priceless!! You cannot be in Gordo...
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Sunelle Fouche
South Africa

Friendly Gordons Bay
Gordons Bay is a lovely and relaxed environment for any person wishing to break away from city life. It has such a professional approach to people on vacation, that my family and I return there year after year. The sight seeing and facilities (for us) are more than ample for our requirements and we always return to Stilfontein, having been drained of all day-to-day stresses and worries.
Alec Adamson
South Africa

Beauty, Tranquility and yet full of Life! Gordons Bay
If it is a quiet holiday in the midst of beautiful scenery with all the necessary leisure activities at hand, then look no further than Gordons Bay. A gentle fishing village, with magnificent scenery, surrounded by the Hottentots mountains and views across False Bay to Table mountain and Cape Point. Gordons Bay offers you Bikini Beach, blue flag, and sheltered and Gordons Bay beach under the milk wood trees, offering shade from the strength of the sun in high summer. There are numerous bistros and Restaurants, offering good dining and your obligatory fish and chips. Sea sport is avai...
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Sandra Duffty

Holiday in Gordons Bay LOVE IT!!!!!!!
Breaking away from the busy city life Gordons bay is the best place to go and relax. the tranquility the calmness and the pure fresh sea air and who can forget waking up staring at the mountains. Always enjoy a memorable experience when out holidaying in Gordons Bay.
melissa burns
South Africa

A Village Break Away
When on holiday in Gordons Bay you will feel as if you are having a holiday in a first class resort, yet you have the tranquility of a sea-side village!
Karen Morgia
South Africa

Gordons Bay, the way it is ment to be
Gordons Bay is a true authentic village, just perfectly situated to explore the area of Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, the Coastal area and the Winelands. You find one of the best blue flagged beaches near the old Harbour were you can have a perfect fish food. Just near Gordons Bay you can visit the beautiful winery of Waterkloof and Journey's End. Looking for an authentic, relaxed and affordable holiday you are at the right place in Gordons Bay.
paul langeveld
South Africa

Still Olde World charm
Gordons Bay still enjoys a certain Old World charm not seen anymore in the more commercialized bigger coastal towns. It has a very friendly vibe with the people more than willing to oblige.
Sue Wagner

Peaceful tranquility.
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Johan Meyer
South Africa

Quietly unique
Gordon's Bay is like a quiet cul de sac - nothing much happens there, and that's a good thing and a bad thing, depending. It's full of local character (and oddball characters), has gorgeous views and fine weather most of the time, and is cheaper to stay in than Somerset West or Strand. Getting to Cape Town takes about an hour each way, and it's well off the wine route, so it's not a good choice as a centre of operations. The beach is rocky, with lovely rock pools, and there are some classic pubs strung along the beachfront.
Francis Bryan
South Africa

Anchorage Park Anchorage Park
Suburb of Gordons Bay

Home from home
Coming from a quiet suburb away from the hustle and bustle, I found Anchorage Park to be like home. All the required amenities are situated in a small radius and the area is well located to explore the winelands, beaches etc.
Trevor Maartens
South Africa

Lovely village atmosphere, great places to eat at with very reasonable prices and friendly service. Accommodation varied and realistic. Saw whales. Thanks Gordon's Bay.
wendy le Roux
South Africa

My next home
I fell in love with this town almost immediately. The vibey atmosphere and spectacular views made a lasting impression on me. I can't wait to go back, but next time I want to stay for longer than just a weekend.
Santi Mc Diarmid
South Africa

Charming scenery
Lovely place for a break away from the city, friendly and hospitable people.
carrie lawrence
South Africa

The place to be
Very scenic. Friendly people. a Bit windy at night, depending were you stay but overall a lovely place.
Adiel Stellenboom
South Africa