Gordon’s Beach Lodge is a family-run guesthouse where owners Wammy and Louise, along with their dedicated staff, offer guests a personalised and professional service.
Nestled on the slopes of the Hottentots-Holland mountains, the guesthouse presents sweeping sea vistas of False Bay.
What to expect:
The bedrooms are spacious and come with king-sized beds, however, twin beds are available on request. Each room has free WiFi to ensure guests are always connected and a fully stocked mini bar. There’s also a hairdryer, safe and a laundry service for guests’ convenience is available. A variety of TV channels presents the perfect lazy afternoon in after a day out exploring the area or lounging on the beach. Complimentary tea and coffee-making facilities along with homemade rusks are also in each room.
Breakfast is served buffet style and consists of fresh fruit salad, a choice of yoghurts and nuts, cereals, cheeses, hams and biscuits, as well as muffins and croissants. For a warm breakfast, there’s a choice of either a traditional English or an omelette. You can request and American breakfast with a French toast, bacon, fried banana, thick cream and maple syrup.
Staying in Gordon’s Bay presents the opportunity to explore both the Winelands and Overberg region however, with all the lovely shops, sea-facing restaurants and Blue Flag status Bikini Beach, it’s understandable if you don’t leave the seaside town.
Day trips from Gordon’s Bay:
- Embark on a day of wine tasting by driving to Stellenbosch and Paarl for the day. Stellenbosch is home to some of South Africa’s most esteemed wine estates such as Spier, Lanzerac and Blaauwklippen where you can taste award winning wines. Paarl has KWV and the Spice Route - one of the newer attractions in Paarl. Before arriving in Paarl, take a slight detour to Fairview to taste and purchase some cheese.
- Somerset West has Somerset Mall, Cheetah Outreach and Monkey Town. Strand has Friedman & Cohen, a unique department store that sells cosmetics, clothes, homeware, shoes and more. There’s also a tea garden for a quick bite to eat. Friedman & Cohen is a must-visit for anyone who enjoys shopping for unique things not easily found in malls. Strand also has plenty of ice-cream shops dotted along Beach road to keep an eye out for if you love ice-cream swirls.
- Drive Sir Lowry’s Pass or the coastal route to reach popular holiday destinations such as nearby Pringle Bay, Betty’s Bay and Hermanus. This deal will be running during whale-watching season.
- The seaside town is home to numerous sea-facing restaurants that specialise in seafood. There are also plenty of taverns, pizzerias and traditional fish and chips shops. Some restaurants include Old Cape Cafe, The Belgian Waffle House (a must-visit if you love all things sweet), Al Forno Pizzeria, The Werf Restaurant, The Thirsty Oyster Tavern and Y-Knot Restaurant.
- Gordon’s Bay’s famous beach, the Blue Flag Bikini Beach, is within walking distance from the guesthouse and well worth the visit even in winter for it’s pristine beauty. Those who enjoy hiking can take a slow easy walk to Crystal Pools, also known as the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. This is a popular hike to a series of mountain pools in a kloof and cascading waterfalls.
133 Beach Road,