Gordon’s Bay is a two harbour seaside town tucked between the ocean and the Hottentots Holland mountains. Look for the enormous GB marked on the mountain in white stones, it’s hard to miss.
Located on the West Coast Way Cape Way Route
Less than 50km from Cape Town, Gordons Bay is the perfect beach location but also offering easy access to the Winelands, the city and the magnificent drive into the start of the Overberg.
Shops and restaurants are plentiful, boating, sailing and all watersports are catered for, and the pier and smaller rocky beaches are filled with fishermen. Fresh fish is always readily available.
From Gordon’s Bay a drive along the alternate route to Hermanus, the coastal heart of the Overberg, is something not to be missed. Clarence Drive regularly features as one of the most spectacular scenic drives in the world. The well maintained road hugs dramatic mountains as it snakes in and out of bays and coves providing almost continuous views of the ocean as weaves around the mountain mimicking the shape of the coast. There are viewing points along the road that offer ample space to park and enjoy the view and a few spots have grassy sections or benches for picnics. This road takes you through the Kogelberg Biosphere, an area of astounding floral importance and natural beauty, as well as through or past the towns of Rooiels, Pringle Bay and on the Betty’s Bay and Kleinmond, all worth stopping at and part of the new Cape Way routes.
Gordons Bay and Clarens Drive are located on the West Coast Way Cape Way Route
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Distance from Cape Town: 57km
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