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Gordon’s Bay as a Holiday Destination 

Gordon’s Bay is closely entwined with the Strand (10  minutes drive) and Somerset West (15 minutes drive). They  are surrounded by the picturesque Hottentots  Holland Mountains inland and seaside by False Bay  Coast.  It is home to the SA Naval College, only 40 minutes  drive to the bright lights of Cape Town and 30  minutes to Cape  Town International Airport.  The climate is typical of coastal resorts, with a winter  rainfall and the well known South Easter or "Cape  Doctor"  pays regular visits.  A lazy morning's drive will take you to the world renowned  wine routes of Stellenbosch  and Franschoek. A short distance further is Paarl and Wellington which is famous for its  dried fruit and wines. Close is the Helderberg Wine Route and Brewery. Crossing Sir Lowry's Pass take you to  the fruit route at Elgin and Grabouw. This village is on the scenic coastal route to  Hermanus and the  whale route. During September/October, whales can be seen   frolicking in False Bay.  Gordon's Bay is famous for its safe bathing, with both Main and Bikini Beaches  attracting thousands of happy sun  worshippers.  Fishing from the rocks and the old harbour wall is a popular pastime with locals and  visitors alike, sharing stories about  "the big one that got away". Or else boat and surf  angling can  also be enjoyed.  Yachting, deep-sea diving and angling ensure that Gordon's Bay is a sportsman’s ideal  holiday destination.  Pleasure trips on luxury yachts and cruisers are available from  the  two harbours while Steenbras Dam is sought after as a  picnic spot.  Visitors can browse around the curio and gift shops along the  beach front for unusual  crafts. Walks and Trails Take a leisurely walk above the village on the Danie Miller trail. - Explore the historic cannon and wagon wheel walk at Sir Lowry's Pass.  - Enjoy the sound of running water and a dip in Crystal Pool up Steenbras Valley.  Accommodation  Gordon's Bay caters for all with the municipal resort, situated next to the beach,  offering self-catering holiday cottages and caravan sites. A private resort offers similar  facilities. Guest houses are all near the beach, with bed and breakfast at nearby Country  Inns.  Restaurants Restaurants offer a wide choice of culinary delights and can be found in and around the  two harbours, with most enjoying sea vistas. Take-Away outlets are popular and cater  for all tastes, from pizzas to hamburgers to hot fish and chips - delightful!  Shopping Malls  A charming mini-mall, curio and bric-a-brac shops in Beach Road, a supermarket, filling  station and pharmacies adequately provide for the needs of visitors, while Somerset  Mall (which caters for every need) is a mere 15 minutes drive away.  Minnie-Online.co.za provides the following services:  • A local business directory • Small ads for the local community  • Info and News about the Helderberg area

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Gordon’s Bay as a Holiday Destination 

Gordon’s Bay is closely entwined with the Strand (10  minutes drive) and Somerset West (15 minutes drive). They  are surrounded by the picturesque Hottentots  Holland Mountains inland and seaside by False Bay Coast.  It is home to the SA Naval College, only 40 minutes drive  to the bright lights of Cape Town and 30 minutes to Cape   Town International Airport.  The climate is typical of coastal resorts, with a winter  rainfall and the well known South Easter or "Cape Doctor"   pays regular visits. A lazy morning's drive will take you to the world renowned   wine routes of Stellenbosch and Franschoek. A short  distance further is Paarl and Wellington which is famous  for its dried fruit and wines. Close is the Helderberg Wine Route and Brewery. Crossing  Sir Lowry's Pass take you to the fruit route at Elgin and  Grabouw. This village is on the scenic coastal route to  Hermanus and the  whale route. During  September/October, whales can be seen  frolicking in  False Bay. Gordon's Bay is famous for its safe bathing, with both  Main and Bikini Beaches attracting thousands of happy sun   worshippers.  Fishing from the rocks and the old harbour wall is a popular  pastime with locals and visitors alike, sharing stories about   "the big one that got away". Or else boat and surf angling  can  also be enjoyed.  Yachting, deep-sea diving and angling ensure that Gordon's  Bay is a sportsman’s ideal holiday destination.  Pleasure  trips on luxury yachts and cruisers are available from  the  two harbours while Steenbras Dam is sought after as a   picnic spot.  Visitors can browse around the curio and gift shops along  the  beach front for unusual crafts.  Walks and Trails Take a leisurely walk above the village on the Danie Miller  trail. Explore the historic cannon and wagon wheel walk at  Sir Lowry's Pass. Enjoy the sound of running water and a dip in Crystal  Pool up Steenbras Valley.  Accommodation  Gordon's Bay caters for all with the municipal resort,  situated next to the beach, offering self-catering holiday  cottages and caravan sites. A private resort offers similar  facilities. Guest houses are all near the beach, with bed  and breakfast at nearby Country Inns.  Restaurants Restaurants offer a wide choice of culinary delights and  can be found in and around the two harbours, with most  enjoying sea vistas. Take-Away outlets are popular and  cater for all tastes, from pizzas to hamburgers to hot fish  and chips - delightful!  Shopping Malls  A charming mini-mall, curio and bric-a-brac shops in Beach  Road, a supermarket, filling station and pharmacies  adequately provide for the needs of visitors, while  Somerset Mall (which caters for every need) is a mere 15  minutes drive away. Minnie-Online.co.za  The aim of this site is to provide the following services  - A local business directory  - Small ads for the local community  - Community news  - To show appreciation to community services  - Promote tourism to our area 
Mission  This site is dedicated to the community and business  in Gordon’s Bay, Strand and Somerset West -  South  Africa (known as the Helderberg area).  We strive to provide an excellent service to the local community and promote tourism to our small part of  the world.