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AT THE FOOT OF THE MAGNIFICENT GORDON'S BAY HOTTENTOTS HOLLAND MOUNTAINS

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About Gordon's Bay

Quick facts

Population and Language

South Africa is a nation of over 47-million people of diverse origins, cultures, languages and beliefs.

South Africa has 11 official languages, English, Afrikaans, Xhosa and Zulu being the most widely spoken.

Geography

Gordon's Bay is situated 50km southeast of Cape Town, South Africa. The town is framed by the breathtaking backdrop of the Hottentots Holland Mountains. Originally a fishing village, it boasts a picturesque fishing harbour, as well as some of the world’s most beautiful beaches.

Climate

Gordon’s Bay has a Mediterranean climate with winter rainfall (June-August) and mild sea and air temperatures throughout the year. The South Easter or "Cape Doctor" brings welcome relief from the heat in summer.

History

Gordons Bay is named after Captain Robert James Gordon, officer of the Dutch East India Company, who explored the area in 1778. Gordons Bay became a municipality in 1961.

Town and Surrounds

Gordon’s Bay has something for everyone – whether you are interested in water sports, exploring nature, spending time at the beach, whale watching, fishing or going on wine tours. Bikini Beach has been awarded Blue Flag status, and is a popular destination for water sports, beach volleyball and sunbathing. The white sandy main beach is popular with families.

Gordon’s Bay is ideally situated for one to explore both the Cape Winelands and the Overberg. The Stellenbosch region produces some of the best wines in the world, and is only 15 minutes’ drive away. Or take a drive to the Overberg where coastal towns such as Hermanus, famous for the whales that visit the town every year, can be visited.

Please visit the Swest.info website for more information about the area.

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