Minnie-Online.co.za is managed from Gordon’s Bay - South Africa.
This site is dedicated to the community and business in Gordon’s Bay, Strand and Somerset West. We strive to
provide an excellent service to the local community and promote tourism to our small part of the world.
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
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.
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 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!
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.
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