Surrounding Area

Gordons Bay is the ideal destination for those visiting the Western Cape, as it is centrally located and perfect for venturing to Cape Town, Grabouw, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Hermanus & various other towns, sights & attractions of interest.

This picturesque, seaside town is a 1.5km drive from the Blue Horizon Guest House. Absorb all the sights and sounds of this quaint village as you stroll along the promenade, acquaint yourself with the various curio shops and enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants or outdoor cafes.


1.5 - 89km

  • Beautiful Beaches – Swim & sunbathe - Gordon’s Bay main beach & Bikini Beach (Blue Flag)
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Whale Watching
  • Cable Water-Skiing / Wakeboarding
  • Horse Riding
  • Paragliding
  • Birdwatching
  • Relaxing Thai Spa
  • Biking
  • Hiking – Crystal Pool Waterfall Hike, Danie Miller Trail & more
  • Stunning Coastal Scenic Drive - Clarence Drive
  • Betty’s Bay - Stony Point Penguin Colony
  • Betty’s Bay - Harold Porter Botanical Gardens
  • Cheetah Outreach – Somerset West
  • Golfing - Strand, Somerset West, Hermanus, Stellenbosch & more

Nearby Places

21 - 89km

  • 21km - Grabouw
  • 30km - Stellenbosch
  • 34km - Betty’s Bay Penguins
  • 55km - Cape Town City Centre
  • 57km - Table Mountain
  • 57km - V&A Waterfront
  • 70km - Franschoek
  • 72km - Hermanus
  • 89km - Cape Point

Recommended Dining

1.5 - 10km

  • Zest, beach road in Gordons Bay, offers sea views and a delicious, varied menu.
  • The Thirsty Oyster Tavern, at the old harbour in Gordons Bay , offers tasty pub style dining. A popular venue with the locals. Stop in, have a drink and enjoy the weekend entertainment.
  • Alforno Italian Restaurant (Gordons Bay), is right across from the beach. The perfect place to relax and enjoy your surroundings — wonderful food.
  • The Ocean Basket (Gordons Bay), is situated at the new harbour. For great seafood, at reasonable prices, in a casual atmosphere.
  • Ben`s on the Beach (Strand), offers delicious dining in a perfect setting— a favourite with locals and visitors alike. 


1.5 - 57km

Find all types of shops, stores & retailers in the area: shopping centres, supermarkets, malls, wholesalers and more... enjoy shopping!

Wine Routes

The Helderberg is one of the Western Cape Wine Route Regions and there are several well-known and beautiful wine estates in the Somerset West area of the Helderberg, including Vergelegen, Morgenster, Waterkloof, Lourensford and Avontuur Wine Estates.

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