Gordons Bay , Western Cape, South Africa
Gordons Bay is a picturesque town which sprawls from the beautiful beach coast of False Bay to the Hollands Hottentots Mountains which surround the town.
Situated in the perfect location for exploring the surrounding area, Cape Town is only 30 minutes drive and 1 hour from the best whale watching area in the country - Hermanus. Every year between July and October whales visit False Bay. Gordons Bay marks the start of the whale route along the south coast and these wonderful mammals have been seen at all points of the bay.
Gordons bay was named after an officer who served in the Dutch East India Company - Captain Robert James Gordon. Captain Gordon explored the area in 1778.
As you approach the town from the Cape Town side, you will see upon the mountain side is the famous 'GB' sign which is laid out in white stones, this was originally refering to the Naval College in Gordons Bay which was known as the General Botha Training College for merchant Navy officers.
If it is a holiday by the sea side you are after, Gordons Bay has the most beautiful white sandy beaches, Bikini Beach by the harbour in the town, was awarded the Blue Flag, proclaiming the beach as one of the best and cleanest in the world. Bikini Beach is excellent for swimming and other watersports although many of the other beaches along the towns coast are quite rocky.