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Geocaching in Gordons Bay and Cape Town

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We have lots of caches in Gordons Bay and Cape Town!

For who has never heard of this modern treasure hunting, Geocaching is cool! People hide the caches (boxes) and then post GPS coordinates of their location on www.geocaching.com. Now the fun can start!

There are over ten different types of caches, some of which have small items that people can take and replace with new objects, but at the very least the caches will have a logbook for you to sign. We have plenty of geocaching spots in the area around Gordons Bay but ofcourse also around Cape Town. Have a look at the map below (click to enlarge) and watch the video at the bottom for an introduction:

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Cape Town ranks as Lonely Planet's 2nd best city worldwide!

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You probable already knew this but it is official now. Cape Town ranks as Lonely Planet's 2nd best city worldwide!

Lonely Planet revealed the best of the best in travel in their newly published guide, Best in Travel 2017, which features picks from around the world in the categories for top countries, top regions, top cities and places offering the best value for money..

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Penguins in Simons Town

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You love penguins, so come to Simons Town.  Boulders each with its colony of thousands of African penguins.

This exquisite beach of Simons Town contains huge, rounded rocks (hence the name “Boulders”), and there are numerous coves and rock pools that beg to be explored. Swim with the penquins!

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Strand - A walk on the Beach and Golf

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From small beginnings in 1714, Strand has grown into a thriving holiday and business centre 15 minutes from Cape Town International Airport and 30 minutes from the city by car, with regular train services.

A wide range of accommodation establishments, restaurants and shops is available.

Strand Tourism Bureau
Millstreet
P.O.Box 3,
Strand 7140.
+27 21 8536796

The Great Outdoors
Beach
The beach stretches 5km along Melk Bay, with minigolf, a waterchute on the beachfront and two tidal pools.

Surfing and Swimming
Surfing and swimming are favourite pastimes, while the coastline between Strand and Rooiels is extremely popular with anglers and divers.

Bird walk Along the Lourens River.

Sport
All watersports, an 18-hole golf course, tennis (Boland championships are played here), rugby, squash, bowls, jukskei, gymnastics, karate and three hiking trails in easy reach.

Strand Pavilion
BA magnificent holiday resort next to a covered, heated, Olympic-size swimming pool.
+27 21 8532725

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Helderberg, a tourists' paradise

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Backdropped by magnificent mountains and blessed with diverse flora and fauna, kilometres of white, sandy beaches and its own wine route, Helderberg is a tourists' paradise.

North, across False Bay's wide, tranquil expanse, Table Mountain's distinctive silhouette looks out over the Cape Flats. Rich in history, Helderberg is the last resting place of Sheikh Yusuf, buried at the Macassar Kramat (Moslem Shrine) in 1699.

The Helderberg Wine Route ('from the sea to the vine') boasts some of the oldest estates and manor houses and was awarded the first two five-star ratings ever to South African wines by Wine magazine.

Accommodation is plentiful and varied and the Helderberg boasts some of the finest restaurants, steakhouses, pizzerias, take-aways and speciality eateries in the Western Cape.

Every conceivable sport is on offer. Helderberg has three golf courses and hosts every type of watersport.

The Helderberg Mountains offer walking, hiking, rock climbing and trailing and, with our wonderful, near-perfect year-round climate, your visit can only be a never-to-be-forgotten experience.

Read more things to do in Helderberg.

https://www.sa-venues.com/things-to-do/westerncape/bysuburb/sir-lowrys-pass/

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Gordons Bay - Explore the Heart of the Cape

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Gordon's Bay - close to Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Hermanus – your stay to taste, shop and explore the beauty of the Cape. Central to all major attractions in the Helderberg region, Overberg region, Elgin Valley and the Wine Lands.

Only 30 minutes from Cape Town Airport you will find our Guest House situated on the slopes of the Hottentots Holland Mountains with a distant view over Gordon’s Bay and the ocean.

You are within one hour from all the major attractions that the Cape has to offer. Whatever is on your bucket list for an ideal holiday around Cape Town, you can tick it from here.

From our guest house, there are three routes to explore, outdoor activities and a number of fine restaurants, breweries and wine farms. You have to taste a culture to understand it! It is not about things to do around Gordon’s Bay but how much time you have?

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Cape Town, the City that has it all

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Cape Town Before the Dutch East India Company (VOC) established a 17th-century victualling station on Table Bay's pristine shore, the Cape Flats were hunted for hippopotami and other large game by the Khoi-Khoi and the San (Bushmen).

With colonisation, the Cape of Good Hope established a lasting tradition of hospitality leading weary explorers and sailors to rename it 'The Tavern of the Seas'. The sight of majestic Table Mountain and the people who live beneath it are as welcoming today as they were all those years ago, the looming crags a striking landmark providing a magnificent backdrop to the vibrant, friendly Mother City.

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