Gordons Bay

Visit this serene oceanfront town in the Western Cape area. Here you’ll find some of South Africa’s best beaches, scenic coastal drives and wildlife.

Gordons Bay is a coastal town known for stunning natural beauty, water activities and animals. Relax on sandy beaches or explore the bay’s old village and its two harbors. Take a thrilling cage dive to see a great white shark. Watch African penguins at Stony Point in Bettys Bay.

Framed by the backdrop of Helderberg Mountain, Gordons Bay is a serene oceanfront town. Experience the hot dry summers and cool winters. Visit the Gordons Bay Yacht Club in the old harbor. Rent a bicycle and explore the bayfront or appreciate this charming town on foot.

Play volleyball on Bikini Beach or simply relax on the sand. Swim in the pristine water and learn to surf. Bikini Beach is a certified Blue Flag Beach, indicating high levels of safety, water quality and cleanliness. Visit this family-friendly beach for some of the Western Cape’s finest outdoor activities.

Take scuba diving training from a professional instructor and visit the region’s top dive spots. Explore the reefs of False Bay and Cape Peninsula. Book a shark viewing tour and see the fearsome great white shark. Take a tour from Gordons Bay to Seal Island in False Bay where these predators are most active. Watch playful seals too.

Experience stunning scenic coastline between Gordons Bay and Rooi-Els. Clarence Drive stretches over 14 miles (22 kilometers) and is known for its breathtaking views of the pristine Cape coastline. Visit the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden just east of Bettys Bay. This beautiful garden features a 25-acre (10-hectare) cultivated fynbos garden and about 60 species of birds, including the Cape sugarbird.

Gordons Bay is located on the northeastern shoreline of False Bay, about 35 miles (60 kilometers) from Cape Town. With a range of luxury apartments, guesthouses and beach lodges, you’ll have no problem relaxing in this coastal paradise.

Treat yourself to a memorable dining experience at the old harbor or along the oceanfront and discover some of Gordons Bay’s finest restaurants.

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