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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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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.
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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.