About Gordon's Bay

Heart of The Cape

Gordon’s Bay is centrally located close to Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Hermanus. Heart of the Cape, at least 40 things to do within 40km!

Exploring the Cape and you don’t like packing and unpacking every day to see another destination? Stay in one of the many Guesthouses, B&B’s, Boutique Hotels, Self Catering Suites or Apartments and explore all the famous places like Hermanus, Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Cape Town, Muizenberg and Kalk Bay, from one place, all in a one hour drive.

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Are you searching for a central location close to Cape Town - a guest house close to the Wine Farms, or a Bed and Breakfast close to the Garden Route or holiday accommodation on the Whale Route – where you can be based close to Cape Town airport, yet you can also be close to the sea and nature reserves?

Central in the Cape, only an hour away, from Hermanus, Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Cape Town, the quaint seaside village of Gordons Bay is close to Cape Town tourist attractions and is the answer to your holiday destination dreams! Gordon’s Bay, your closest stay to Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Hermanus and Cape Town Airport and the ideal seaside holiday destination in the Cape!

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South Africa is recognised internationally as a "Favoured Golf Destination". Gordon's Bay, with two 18 hole Championship Courses within a fifteen minute drive (no pun intended!), five more within 30 minutes, and a further seventeen more within one hour, can confidently lay claim to being the perfect base from which to explore and experience, the wide variety of terrain and settings, "off-course" experiences, friendly atmosphere and value for money that golf in the Western Cape provides. We have listed the nearest 7 for you below!

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Gordon’s Bay offers sunny, white sandy beaches lined with quaint seaside restaurants or shady milkwood trees. It has an authentic, relaxing South African atmosphere and the most spectacular sunsets! Our beachfront has some charming shops, the most famous of which is Bikini Beach Books – a maze of an extraordinary selection of books - a heaven from book lovers and the ice- cream shop is always a favourite!

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Short history of Gordon’s Bay

Named after Colonel Robert Jacob Gordon of the Dutch East India Company.

The San, probably the first human inhabitants of the south-western Cape, were joined there in the first millennium by the Khoikhoi. They were a herding people, who moved down gradually1 to the most southern part of Africa from modern day Botswana, Zambia and Angola.2 The early European settlers observed that some of these people subsisted on marine foods, such as seals, shellfish and fish, and called them Strandlopers or beach combers.3 This does not mean that they were not also herders. Not many of their artefacts survived along the False Bay coast, but in 1967 an important shell heap was exposed by archaeologists digging Dune 111 in Hendon Park, Gordon's Bay.

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