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Gordons Bay Travel Information:
Bay is a harbour town in the Western Cape province
of South Africa. It is situated on the north eastern corner
of False Bay about 50 km from Cape Town.
Gordons Bay is the smaller of three town with the Helderberg
region so named after the Helderberg Mountain which is
part of the awe inspiring Hottentots Holland Mountains
which dwarf the locality on two sides. The third side
being the Cape Peninsula's False Bay.
Gordons Bay originally named "Fish Hoek", many
years before the town of the same name located on the
western arm of False Bay. Evidence of this can be seen
on the outside wall of the local Post Office.
The town (still considered a village by many residents)
is located opposite the “Sleeping Giant “of
Table Mountain 60km from Cape Town which can be reached
via the N2 Freeway.
Gordons Bay also has the benefit of being only a 10 minute
from the start of the Stellenbosch Wine Route a must for
any visitor to the area.
The "village" is comprised of three parts.
The "old village" situated around the old harbour,
"Bikini Beach" and the main beach by the public
car park, the "Mountainside which lays along the
lower slopes of the eastern side of the Hottentots Holland
Mountains and the "Flat Gordon’s Bay".
This area is the most
recent part of the "village".
The older part of Gordon’s Bay is host to an officers
Training Depot of South Africa's Navy, which is 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,
where as the “GB” actually stands for General
Botha, the original name of the naval station.
The Mountain side area is a residential area stretching
northeast on lower slopes of the mountainside. Magnificent
views of Table Mountain and False Bay can been enjoyed
for this area.
Many consider the area around the old harbour and opposite
the main beach to be "vibey" with its restaurants
and coffee shops.
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