Gordon’s Bay

Ideal sea side holiday destination

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Welcome to Gordon’s Bay

A picturesque village in the heart of the cape

Only 35 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 and we have listed them for you.

Gordon’s Bay is the Heart of the Cape. Close to Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Hermanus and all major attractions within an hour’s drive.

Explore the Helderberg and Overberg region, Elgin Valley and the Wine Lands. Your stay to taste, shop and explore the beauty of the Cape.

Gordon’s Bay is often described as Gorgeous Bay, our little secret, a sunny quaint village in the Heart of the Cape. Centrally located with Cape Town within an hour’s drive (outside peak traffic), Stellenbosch within 30 minutes, Hermanus and Franschhoek also within the hour. We say, 40 things to do within 40 kilometres. Cape Town airport is just 35 minutes away.


What to do in Gordon’s Bay?

The answer would be, how much time do you have? We have an extensive list of things you can do in and around Gordon’s Bay. You’ll find everything on the Things to do page, but first let’s get an idea of what Gordon’s Bay has to offer on day trips to explore the area. All the (day) trips below can be started from our guesthouse!

The whale route

Whale Route to Hermanus on Clarence Drive with spectacular views.

The four pass route

The four-pass route through the wine and fruit areas that surround us.

The wine route

The wine route from Sir Lowry’s Pass, Somerset to Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.

The bay route

This route takes you to picturesque places such as Muizenberg, Kalk-Bay,

False Bay

Our beaches

Blue flag

There are three beaches where one is blue flagged (highest grade for safety and cleanliness).  Our beaches have white sand and shallow water. The gentle shallow water warmed by the sun is a delight for you to suntan and swim or for youngsters to safely play in rock pools.

The water

False Bay has warmer water compared with Atlantic Beaches in Cape Town! Sea temperature in summer often reaches 22 °C (72 °F) in False Bay due to the South Easter wind blowing the warm Agulhas into False Bay. Whereas on the Atlantic beaches (in the City of Cape Town) the same wind pulls the warm surface water away from the coast, and this is replaced by very cold water from great depths, usually 6 – 14 °C (45 – 57 °F).

Why is Gordon’s Bay so special?

It is quaint with beautiful beaches and tugged away with the Hottentots Holland Mountains as a backdrop but be prepared when the Sun sets.

Gordon’s Bay has jaw dropping, breath-taking spectacular sunsets! Every evening we have a new painting with the backside of Table Mountain and Cape Point as background. That’s why we call it Gorgeous Bay


Location & Nearby Attractions

Gordon’s bay is situated in a surrounding that offers restaurants, white sandy beaches, magnificent mountains, horseback riding, bird watching, hiking trails, biking trails, deep sea fishing, water skiing, diving, whale watching, shopping and wine tasting. Read more on Things to do or choose one of the categories below.

Taste (Restaurants & Wine tasting)

Gordon’s bay itself has a variety of reasonably-priced restaurants. Enjoy the beautiful sunsets in one of the two harbors of Gordon’s Bay or in one of the restaurants on beach road. Also in the villages close by there is a lot to taste.

Explore the beauty of the Western Cape

So many things to see and do. Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Franschoek, Hermanus. We made some beautiful routes for you!

Experience (Sports & Adventure)

Whether you like walking, cycling, (kite) surfing, golf, water skiing or deep sea diving. Everything is around here. We will gladly tell you more about it!


As much we understand you want to explore and experience South Africa. There is always a good reason to simply Enjoy & Relax.