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Gordon's Bay

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Excellent Fishing

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Scenic Clarence Drive

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Gordon's Bay Harbour

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Sunset View over Gordons Bay

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Harbour Island

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View of Gordons Bay from Strand Beach

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Things To Do

The Helderberg

Gordons Bay, Strand, Somerset West, Macassar, Faure, Sir Lowry's Pass

The Helderberg includes Gordons Bay, Strand, Somerset West, Macassar, Faure and Sir Lowry's Pass all of which are surrounded by the spectacular Hottentots Holland mountain range. The Helderberg is centrally situated and offers the visitor unequalled accommodation and entertainment options. Stunning sea and mountain views all within a stone's throw from Cape Town's tourist hotspots.


Local attractions include world class shopping malls such as the Somerset Shopping Mall. Some of the most formidable wine routes are situated within minutes from Gordons Bay where one can enjoy some of the finest wines and cuisine on offer in South Africa.

Grand West Casino and entertainment world with a range of bars and restaurants in addition to numerous excellent local restaurants, bars, clubs, theatres and entertainment centres are available.



Exhibits simulate local condidtions of our 2 oceans surrounding our magnificent shores & include specimens e.g. sharks, penguins, seals, sun fish and much more. This is specatacle not to be missed. Open daily 365 days a year 09H30 to 18H00



  • Blouberg:
    2 Beaches. Little Bay and Big Bay both an absolute pleasure on a windfree day. Big Bay is better known as a Windsurfer paradise on those windy days.
  • Campsbay:
    Excellent family venue with a tidal pool near the BBQ facilities. Eateries abound along the coastline.
  • Clifton:
    4 Small beaches on the "Platinum MIle", extremely well protected from the South Easter. The beaches become extremely crowded during season time and parking a near impossibility. Out of season the beaches are a must for every visitor to our shores.
  • Gordons Bay:
    2 Beaches: Bikini Beach a small wind protected beach which can become overcrowded during season time. The larger Blue Flag beach offers more parking and picnic facilities.
  • Hout Bay:
    An extremely safe beach with interesting shops, eateries and ablution facilities. Beautiful on a windfree day.
  • Noordhoek:
    Horserides and sunset walks. Stunning stretch of beach not to be missed. Wreck of the Kakapo.
  • Strand:
    Long very flat and safe swimming. Plently of eateries along the beach road and ablution facilities at regular intervals.
  • Tableview:
    Very popular beach for kiting, a stunning long stretch of beach where the sea can become really rough when the wind blows.

Blue Rock Cable Waterski

Come and be part of the fun right on your doorstep at the first cable waterski of it's kind in the Western Cape. It's fun, healthy, easy to learn and suitable for everyone, either on your own or in a group. Spend an hour with us or the whole day, making use of our various Blue Rock facilities, including our Diving Academy, Mini Golf, Kid's Play Area, Restaurant and Bar.
Tel: 27 (0) 21 858 1330


Canal Walk Shopping Centre

World class shopping and recreational centre with over 380 shops, restaurants and cinemas, the renowned MTN Science Centre and Ratanga Junction Theme Park.


Cape Peninsula National Park

One of the most spectacular drives in the world. From Cape Town around the Peninsula along the False Bay coastline via Cape Point and back along the Atlantic coast via Hout Bay, Clifton's famous beaches and Sea Point.


Cape Point

Cape Point is one of South Africa's most famous landmarks and a spectacle not to be missed. Take a day tour on a beautiful scenic coastal trip to visit this spectacular site.



  • The most southwesterly point of Africa.
  • It's where the cold Beguela current on the West coast and the warm Agulhus current on the East coast merge.
  • Situated in the 22 100 hectare Table Mountain National Park, a natural World Heritage Site.
  • One of the highest sea cliffs in the world - 249 m above sea level.
  • 26 recorded shipwrecks.
  • Bird watcher's paradise - at least 250 species.
  • The circumnavigation of the Cape of Good Hope led to the establishment of a sea route to the East and subsequent trade.
  • Approximately 1 100 indigenous plant species.
  • Variety of buck, baboons and other animals.
  • Swimming at Bordjiesrif and Buffel Bay tidal pools.
  • Numerous scenic walks and trails.
  • Excellent angling and diving spots.
  • Whale and dolphin watching from May to November.
  • Historical monuments including the Diaz and Da Gama crosses.
  • The funicular - scenic trips to the old lighthouse.


Company's Garden

Situated at the very top of Adderley Street in Cape Town City Centre, the Company's Garden was originally established to provide fresh fruit and vegetable for the seamen sailing from Holland to Indonesia. The beautiful Garden is home to several landmark buildings including Parliament, SA Museum, SA National Gallery, Slave Lodge, St George's Cathedral, the Jewish Museum and the university of Cape Town's City Campus.


Dick Dent Bird Sanctuary

Managed by the Somerset West Bird Club, the sanctuary is open to the public who may make use of the hide to observe the bird life.

The Bird club will open up the restricted area and accompany nature loving groups on walks through the reserve.

Broadway R44
Tel: 27 (0) 21 852 3883


Golf Clubs

  • Arabella Golf Club
    021 - 284 0105
  • Bellville Golf Course:
    Tel: 27 (0) 21 913 3100
  • Durbanville Golf Club:
    Tel: 27 (0) 21 976 8121
  • Devonvale Golf Club
    Tel: 27 (0) 21 865 2080
  • De Zalze Golf Course
    Tel: 27 (0) 21 809 1100
  • Erinvale Golf Club
    Tel: 27 (0) 21 847 1144
  • Parow Golf Club
    Tel: 27 (0) 21 930 2160
  • Pearl Valley Golf Course
    Tel: 27 (0) 21 867 8000


Golf Driving Ranges

  • Somerset West Vodacom Golf Village
    Tel: 27 (0) 21 852 8604


Grand West Casino

Sun International's Inner City Casino and entertainment world.


Helderberg Farm

  • Hiking Trails
  • Quad Bikes
  • Team Building
  • Kiddies Birthday Parties
  • Strawberry Picking (In Season)
  • Tea Garden
  • Picnic and BBQ
  • 4x4 Route
    Tel: 27 (0) 21 855 4308


Helderberg Nature Reserve

Fynbos heaven. The Helderberg Reserve is a fabulous opportunity to see South African Fynbos at its best. Guided hikes through the reserve are regularly organised. Open air concerts are held during the balmy summer months. Check the website for details.


Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

60 Hectares covering the SE slopes of Table Mountain dedicated to indigenous flora. Open air concerts and recitals on Sundays, breakfasts and teas .


Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve

Part of the UN Organisation (UNESCO'S) declared biosphere, regarded as the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom.


Paul Cluver Forest Amphitheatre

Nestling in a towering Eucalyptus forest the outdoor Paul Cluver Forest amphitheatre provides a unique natural venue for a variety of performances ranging from revues, classic and contemporary musical performances and theatre. The entire venue, from seating to stage, has been created from timber felled on the farm.


Robben Island

Just 12 kms from Cape Town, this world heritage site is not to be missed. Take a ferry ride from the V & A Waterfront to Robben Island for and informative and funfilled day.


Table Mountain

Magical views, winding walkways, inquisitive rock rabbits and masses of indigenous flora. An unequalled cable car ride!

Tygervalley Shopping Centre

World class shopping and entertainment centre just minutes from Pelican Place. Shops, restuarants, post office, tourist information and more.


V & A Waterfront

A vibrant fusion of shopping, entertainment and nightlife. See the website for details.


Willowbridge Shopping Centre

Beautiful shopping centre on our doorstep with interesting stores restaurants and home to the BARNYARD THEATRE. Definitely worth a visit.


Wine Routes

  • Constantia Wine Route:
    Constantia is the birthplace of the wine farming industry in South Africa.
  • Durbanville Wine Route:
    Visit 9 of the most unique wine estates in the beautiful Durbanville Winelands right here on our doorstep.
  • Franschoek Wine Route:
    Franschhoek Valley is known as one of the premier destinations in the World of Wine comprising 30 wine farms including some of South Africa's most respected names.
  • Helderberg Wine Route:
    Not far from the southernmost tip of the vast African continent, amidst the villages of the Boland, sprawl the vineyards of the Helderberg Wine Route, guarded by the majestic mountain from which they take their name.
  • Paarl Wine Route:
    One of the most established wine routes in the province.
  • Stellenbosch Wine Route:
    Representing more than 300 wine and grape producers within the boundaries of the Stellenbosch Wine of Origin classification.
  • Swartland Wine Route:
    Meander through the scenic Swartland Wine Route; savour some of the finest wines, meet hospitable friendly people, revel, spellbound in the wonder of its natural beauty.


World Of Birds

World of Birds is the largest bird park in Africa and one of the few large bird parks in the world. Over 3 000 birds (and small animals) of 400 different species are uniquely presented in more than 100 spacious landscaped walk through aviaries, allowing you the most intimate closeness with nature.
World of Birds is located in Hout Bay.
Tel: 27 (0) 21 790 2730


Don't Miss Out On

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Beaches
  • Coffee Shops
  • Craft Markets
  • Curio Shops
  • Fishing Charters
  • Golf 
  • Hiking
  • Horse Riding
  • Nature Reserves
  • Restaurants
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Whale Watching
  • Wine Tasting & Tours

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