This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Gordon's Bay. To help you make friends with Gordon's Bay before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Gordon's Bay, South Africa, is situated around fifty kilometres from Cape Town. The easiest way to get there is by car on the national route N2. Alternatively, you can use a bus service.
The Dutch explorer Robert Jacob Gordon, who lived in the eighteenth century, gave the settlement its name. The town, with a population of sixteen thousand people, is part of the Helderberg region. It is a wine-producing area that takes the name from the impressive Helderberg mountain, which is around twenty-five kilometres from Gordon's Bay. The mountain stands alone with three distinct peaks and is a popular attraction for hikers as well as nature lovers. Bikini Beach in Gordon's Bay is a blue-flag beach; this international certificate shows that this beach meets very high standards.
There are hotels, guesthouses, and some hostels in Gordon's Bay, South Africa. Most places are located close to Gordon's Bay Beach. The accommodations -- including the Gordon's Bay, South Africa hostels -- usually offer free Wi-Fi and free parking. Generally, the Gordon's Bay, South Africa hostels and hotels are comparatively small and cosy -- do not expect big hotel chains with massive buildings.
Water sports are very popular. If you like diving or you just want to try it out for the first time, check out the Indigo Scuba Diving Centre. Mukda Thai Spa is a very suitable place for all the tourists who look for some relaxation. The Crystal Pools Waterfall Hiking Trail is quiet easy. Even if you are not the sportiest hiker, you can make it and enjoy the lovely atmosphere by the pools in the Steenbras River Gorge. The area is closed in winter and opens only from November to April. The Monkey Town Primate Centre is around four kilometres from Gordon's Bay. The place is perfect for animal lovers. You can find monkeys, apes, and many other species of animals. More than two hundred fifty primates and twenty-six different exotic species of monkeys live in this animal centre.
Written by local enthusiast for Gordon's Bay hostelsFlo