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Gordons 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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