About Gordon’s Bay
Gordon’s Bay is situated on the northeastern corner of False Bay about 50 km from Cape Town. The small hamlet of Gordon’s Bay is the only town in South Africa with 2 fully functional harbours.
Gordon’s Bay is the smallest of three towns in the Helderberg region, so named after the Helderberg Mountain which is part of the Hottentots-Holland Mountains which dwarf the locality on two sides. Gordon’s Bay is, located on the western side of False Bay. Gordon’s Bay is host to a blue flag beach, Bikini Beach and Harbour Island achieved Blue Flag status from 2014 – 2016
Gordon’s Bay is host to the South African Naval College, an officer training center located adjacent to the old harbour and yacht marina. Above the harbour on the mountainside is a giant anchor and the letters “GB”. Many think that this stands for Gordon’s Bay, but in fact it stands for General Botha which was the original name of the Naval station in the town.
The Steenbras Dam, Cape Town’s primary supply of drinking water, is located on the mountain above the town.
Gordon’s Bay and Harbour Island is the most central destination in Cape Town and surrounds. You can visit the most beautiful Tourist Attractions within an hour’s drive from Gordon’s Bay. Start your day excursions with a trip along the famous Clarence Drive that will take you on a meander along the coast all the way to Hermanus.
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