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Gordon's BaySouth Africa

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.

Where to stay in Gordon's Bay

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Gordons Bay Central

If you're looking for some top things to see and do in Gordons Bay Central and surrounding area, you can visit Harmony Park and Bikini Beach.

Gordons Bay Central

Top Hotels in Gordon's Bay

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Kianga
Kianga
4 out of 5
32 Chapman Avenue, Mountainside Gordon's bay, Cape Town, Western Cape
$110
per night
Apr 17 - Apr 18

Located in Mountainside, this guesthouse is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Bikini Beach and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Harmony Park. Blue Rock Adventure Park and Lwandle Migrant ...

5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)

"If you want to relax and enjoy each other’s company in a beautiful setting this is the place. This 5 bedroom and 1 penthouse boutique hotel is absolutely in top quality on all level. Service was excellent, the breakfast was probably one of the best we ever had and the view from the small dining room ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

Kianga
185 on Beach Boutique Suites and Apartments
185 on Beach Boutique Suites and Apartments
4 out of 5
185 Beach Road, Gordon Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape
$97
per night
Apr 18 - Apr 19

Offering direct access to the beach, this Gordons Bay Central apartment building is in a national park, 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Bikini Beach, and within 12 mi (20 ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (34 reviews)

"Great Stay"…"

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2019

185 on Beach Boutique Suites and Apartments
Mountain Bay Self Catering apartments
Mountain Bay Self Catering apartments
3 out of 5
107 Faure Marine Drive, Gordons Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape
$51
per night
Apr 11 - Apr 12

Located in Gordons Bay Central, this apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Harmony Park, Bikini Beach, and Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum. Blue Rock Adventure ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Was very friendly an helpful

"Friendly an helpful an clean,value for money Let us check in early about 3 hours before"…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2017

Mountain Bay Self Catering apartments

Popular things to do in Gordon's Bay

Spier Wine Estate
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Spier Wine Estate

4.5/5(15 reviews)

Enjoy food, wine and art and experience the majesty of birds of prey at one of the oldest wineries in South Africa.

Kogel Bay Beach
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Kogel Bay Beach

5/5(3 reviews)

Relax on the sand, take part in watersports and barbecue in front of beautiful ocean views at this attractive seaside location.

Victoria and Alfred Waterfront
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Victoria and Alfred Waterfront

4.5/5(350 reviews)

Enjoy superb waterfront shopping and dining and exquisite views at South Africa’s most visited destination.

Boulders Beach
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Boulders Beach

4.5/5(294 reviews)

Get a privileged close-up view of an African penguin colony among the spectacular rock formations at this beach that also offers excellent swimming conditions.

Table Mountain
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Table Mountain

4.5/5(431 reviews)

One of the world’s oldest mountains creates an iconic backdrop to the Cape Town skyline. Climb to the summit for breathtaking views of the surrounding coast.

Robben Island
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Robben Island

4.5/5(150 reviews)

Visit the cell where Nelson Mandela spent most of his sentence and explore the Table Bay island that has also served as a leper colony and a military base.

Top activities in Gordon's Bay

Cape Peninsula Full-Day Tour
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Cape Peninsula Full-Day Tour

96% of travellers recommend
$98
Per adult
Robben Island & City Center Full-Day Tour
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Robben Island & City Center Full-Day Tour

$110
Per adult
Stellenbosch Half Day Wine Tour
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Stellenbosch Half Day Wine Tour

88% of travellers recommend
$42
Per adult
Cape of Good Hope Full Day Tour
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Cape of Good Hope Full Day Tour

96% of travellers recommend
$73
Per adult
Cape of Good Hope Half-Day Tour
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Cape of Good Hope Half-Day Tour

90% of travellers recommend
$74
Per adult
Cape Town Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Cape Town Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

96% of travellers recommend
$19
Per adult

Cities in Gordon's Bay

Victoria and Alfred Waterfront which includes a lake or waterhole

Cape Town

Strand featuring landscape views, a coastal town and a beach

Strand

Boschendal Estate which includes heritage architecture

Cape Winelands