The area has a number of world class white sandy beaches. Bikini Beach has been awarded blue flag status, and is safe and sheltered for swimming, water sports and sunbathing. Also worth a visit are Clifton beach, Kogelbaai, Camps Bay, and Strand beach.
If you are interested in wine, a visit to the world renowned wine routes of Somerset West and Stellenbosch are a must. In Somerset West you can pay a visit to the prestigious Vergelegen or Lourensford wine estates. Or wander a little further into Stellenbosch wine country and the many wine farms surrounding this historic town.
Every year between July and October whales visit the waters of False Bay. Gordonís Bay is the start of the whale route. The route from Gordonís Bay, Clarence Drive, takes you along a scenic whale route where these magnificent creatures can be seen playing in the sheltered waters of False Bay. The popular town of Hermanus, approximately an hourís drive away, can be reached via this route.
The Helderberg Nature Reserve in Somerset West is 10 minutes drive away from Gordonís Bay. Visit the information centre, the Guinea gift shop, or exhibitions; or have a leisurely picnic. There are hiking trails for hikers of all levels of experience. Children will also enjoy watching the lovely Bontebok, and tortoises that lazily mow the lawns of the picnic area.
Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, is situated about 30 minutes from Gordonís Bay, is referred to as the heart of the Fynbos Kingdom with its 1600 fynbos species of which 150 are unique to this area. The Harold Porter Botanical Gardens in Bettyís Bay is a showcase of the fynbos kingdom, with walks through spectacular gardens and hiking trails up wooded kloofs where waterfalls splash into beautifully clear pools. Both the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve and Harold Porter Botanical Gardens are a short drive from Gordonís Bay.
About 25 minutes from Gordonís Bay, at Stony Point in Bettyís Bay, a breeding colony of African Penguins can be found. View these fascinating creatures as well as other indigenous birds in their natural habitat.