Gordon's Bay

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Gordon\'s Bay showing swimming, a coastal town and a sandy beach

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

Berg en Zee Guesthouse
Berg en Zee Guesthouse
4 out of 5
135 Beach Road, Gordon's Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is $89 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 4
Located in Gordons Bay Central, this beach guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bikini Beach and Cape Floral Region Protected Areas. Harmony Park is 2.8 mi (4.5 ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (31 reviews)
Great stay
"I had an amazing stay at Berg n Zee. It was peaceful, staff was welcoming and the breakfast was yummy! Awesome views from our room."

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2019

Berg en Zee Guesthouse
Gordon's Bay Luxury Apartments
Gordon's Bay Luxury Apartments
4.5 out of 5
20 Protea Drive, Gordon's Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape
Located in Mountainside, this luxury aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cape Floral Region Protected Areas and Bikini Beach. Steenbras River Gorge Crystal Pools ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (23 reviews)
Yes the hotel is clean with all resourcers require
"The stay was excellent , additional leaving area was not cleaned for two days ."

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2016

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Gordon's Bay Luxury Apartments
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
Offering direct access to the beach, this Gordons Bay Central aparthotel is in a national park, 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Bikini Beach, and within 12 mi (20 km) of ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (34 reviews)
"Great Stay"

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2019

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185 on Beach Boutique Suites and Apartments
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Gordon's Bay Luxury Apartments
Gordon's Bay Luxury Apartments
4.5 out of 5
20 Protea Drive, Gordon's Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape
Located in Mountainside, this luxury aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cape Floral Region Protected Areas and Bikini Beach. Steenbras River Gorge Crystal Pools ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (23 reviews)
Yes the hotel is clean with all resourcers require
"The stay was excellent , additional leaving area was not cleaned for two days ."

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2016

Gordon's Bay Luxury Apartments
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
Offering direct access to the beach, this Gordons Bay Central aparthotel is in a national park, 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Bikini Beach, and within 12 mi (20 km) of ...
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
Located in Gordons Bay Central, this apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Harmony Park, Cape Floral Region Protected Areas, and Bikini Beach. Lwandle ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
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"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
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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