Gordon's Bay Business Directory
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The history of Gordon's Bay
Gordon's Bay is a little gem of a town situated on the North Eastern corner of False bay. It is also the home of the South African Naval College. The town is approximately 57 km from Cape Town and only 42 km from Cape Town International Airport both via the N2. The harbour town of Gordon's Bay was established in 1672. Initially it was named Vischers Baaij as it was used as a Fishing Post by the Dutch East India Company. It was eventually renamed to Gordon's Bay, after the Dutch explorer Robert Jacob Gordon, Commander of the Cape Garrison during 1780 - 1795. On 1 April 1966 the South African Naval College was officially established in Gordon's Bay. This beautiful seaside town is perfect for any adventurous nature lover. Along with the surrounding mountains, Gordon's Bay has plenty of different options for one to explore and experience. This harbour village is the ideal destination should you want to escape the hustle and bustle of Cape Town, whether for a day or a weekend. If outdoor activities aren't enough, Gordon's Bay has a vibrant nightlife that caters for any taste and style.
Fun stuff to do in Gordon's Bay
There are 3 popular hiking trails in the Gordon’s Bay area, including the Steenbras River Valley Trail, where you get to swim in rock pools and hike along a river. The trail is relatively easy and is about 8 km long. The Cannon and Wagon-Wheel Track, which is an easy, historic hike, and the Danie Miller Hiking Trail which is an easy, 7 km hike that offers stunning panoramic views. For both the Steenbras and Cannon/Wagon-Wheel trails, hikers need to obtain a permit beforehand. The Danie Miller trail can be enjoyed without a permit.
One of six Blue Flag Beaches in Cape Town, this beach is sheltered from the wind and perfect for swimming and soaking up the sun.
Deep Sea Fishing
If you ever dreamed of holding up a record breaking tuna, now is your chance. There are a few operators in the area that offer day excursions
Should the excitement of deep sea fishing not be for you, you can join other fishing enthusiasts on any of the two harbour walls for a more serene experience.
Gordon’s Bay has some great diving spots and all the diving operators offer training courses and different types of diving excursions.
Gordon’s Bay lends itself to some amazing horse trails, whether you want to ride through the vineyards or experience the tranquility of riding through a forest, Gordon’s Bay is the place to do it. All levels of experienced riders are welcome as well as children from the age of 6.
This is quite a hotspot to paraglide. Not only will you experience Gordon’s Bay and False Bay from a bird’s eye view but on a clear day you could see as far as Cape Point. Tandem paragliding is possible.
There are several boat trips to choose from in the Gordon’s Bay harbour. No matter what your time limit is, you are sure to find the perfect option for you. Available options include: Sunset cruises, High speed rubber duck rides, Enjoy a luxury sail on a yacht, Trips to Seal Island, etc.