Attractions in and around Gordons Bay
Steenbras Dam is one of the scenic wonders of the area, with a surface area of over 400 hectares and supplies drinking water to towns on the Cape Flats. Spectacular views can be taken in on the drive up to the dam.
Monkey Town is a must for all families with small children. Interact with exotic monkeys from the rain forests of Africa and the Amazons. Monkey Town is a sanctuary, tourism destination and wildlife conservation centre.
Gordons Bay offers many horse riding trails to visitors wether you are a complete beginner or an experienced rider. There are numerous riding schools in Gordons Bay.
Golf Courses are easily found in and around Gordons Bay. Numerous top quality courses can be found within 30 minutes drive. Strand, Somerset West, De Zalze at Spier and Stellenbosch all offer good courses.
Gordons Bay harbour is also worth a visit, you see all of the fishing boats llaying on the tranquil waters, which is so clear that you can watch shoals of fish just below the surface. There are many good restaurants around this area too. Boat charters are available for short or longer trips from the harbour.
If you are a book lover there is an excellent second hand book shop on the beach front in Gordons Bay. Hours and hours could be whiled away as you get lost amongst the stacks of books of all genres.
Scenic Drives around Gordons Bay dont come better than the scenic, winding coastal road which journeys east along the coast from Gordons Bay, spectacular scenery and many stop points along the road make it easy to pull in and enjoy the views. This road offers excellent vantage points for whale watchers during the season.