Gordons Bay was named after Captain Robert Gordon, a soldier of Scottish descent in the Dutch Army, who explored the Cape and who discovered this picturesque village at the foot of the Hottentots Holland Mountains in 1778.
The S A Naval College is based at the harbour, which is well protected and often host to regattas and yachting events.
Situated on the shores of False Bay, with Table Mountain as a backdrop and fondly referred to as the mini Monaco of False Bay, the village is a popular holiday resort and a mere 57 km away from Cape Town and about 20 minutes drive from Stellenbosch and the scenic Winelands. Somerset Mall, a shopping mecca, 15 minutes drive away.
On famous Bikini Beach, homes, ranging in style from ultra modern to near historical, fetch anything from R2.5 million up to R6 million and the only available stand left on this beach, sold 2 years ago for R800,000 measuring only 414 square metres!
High above the ocean, with spectacular views of the whole of False Bay and Table Mountain in the background nestles millionaire’s homes against the mountain, with prices ranging from R1.5 million and more.
Gordons Bay also boasts a unique waterfront development called Harbour Island. This harbour can accommodate seagoing craft with a draft of two metres in all weather conditions. ‘Villa Via’ a stylish four-star hotel on the waterfront hosts several restaurants, including Bertie’s Mooring and boutiques, enhances this marina. Property owners utilise the helicopter pad on the island for a weekend get - away from all over the country. The well-known TV serial - SINBAD - was filmed in this harbour. Property prices here ranges from R350 000 to R3 million.
Gordons Bay is a sought - after holiday resort for South Africans, overseas tourists and Whale Watchers.
Reasonable property prices attract both overseas investors and buyers from all over South Africa. In the lower market, it is possible to purchase a comfortable home at R150,000, which makes owning a home in Gordons Bay within the reach of any interested buyer.
For a more detailed map of Gordons Bay and the surrounding area, see uk.multimap.com/wi/81127.htm