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Attractions

Graham and Jane are happy to help and advise on all of the attractions.
All in all a holiday at Whale Views or Dolphin’s Rest offers the chance to build fantastic memories that will last a life time and we are sure you’ll want to come back!

Gordon’s Bay of Plenty

What to do in and around Gordon’s Bay? There is plenty for everyone and we can only give a taste here of what you’ll find on your doorstep.

• While Gordon’s Bay retains the quaint and traditional atmosphere of the old fishing village it also hosts a fine Yacht Club and there is an abundance of little shops, restaurants and pavement cafes where you can relax in the sun and watch the world go by.

• Don’t miss out on a visit to the local seal colony and the chance to meet up with the whales! Boat trips are available from the old harbor. Why not add a touch of extra romance to your stay with a sundowner cruise?

• Head out to sea from the old harbor. Alternatively while away a sunny afternoon fishing from the old harbor.


• For those not keen to land their own catch there are excellent local restaurants and many offer first class fresh sea - food.

• Hire bicycles or mountain bikes to take in the beautiful scenery and get up close to the lovely flora and fauna. Or just go walking on the mountain trails.

• Take a drive along Clarence Drive. This spectacular scenic coast road is hard to better anywhere!

• Visit the local riding stables, they offer scenic rides for beginners and more experienced riders.

• Stroll in the beautiful Harold Porter Botanical gardens.

• If you seek something a bit more noisy and exciting visit the Biosphere Reserve for eco friendly quad bike trails.

• At Monkey Town you can see Lemurs, Chimps, Capuchins, etc.


• With all this don’t forget the beaches! Bikini beach is a blue flag beach, ideal for those who want to soak up the sun and take a gentle swim. Gordon’s Bay boasts probably the warmest water in Cape Town. Visit the Strand for another lovely beach with some fine surfing or take the ten - minute drive to enjoy the long white sandy beaches of Koel-Bay. There are all kinds of water sports available from many local beaches.

Beyond The Bay

It’s not just the beauty and charm of Gordon’s Bay that makes Whale Views the ideal destination, its location, location location! Major attractions within easy reach include: -

• Championship golf courses such as Arrabella, Stellenbosch, Erinvale, Strand, Somerset West, Hermanus. All within easy reach of Whale Views and some as close as 15 minutes away.

• The Mother City, Cape Town is a vibrant city with the famous Victoria and Alfred Waterfront where you can take a helicopter flip; internationally renowned restaurants; theatres and concert venues; markets and shopping malls; gardens and much more. All in a stunning setting between mountains and sea. 40 minutes drive away. Don’t miss the sunset concerts at Kirstenbosch Gardens.

• Shopping Canal Walk, 45 minutes, away is a glamorous shopping mall said to be the biggest in Africa. Closer to home is the Somerset West Mall and there are many more for you to discover.

• Table Mountain here you can take the cable car and enjoy one of the most magical views in the world then walk on the peaceful mountain. Where you can see unique wild flowers, birds and the cute little dassies.

• World Class Wine Tasting. The wine lands including Stellenbosch and Franschhoek are 20 and 35 minutes away set in the most breathtaking scenery and providing the chance to taste some of our finest wines. Most estates offer lovely restaurants and some have open-air theatre.

• Exotic Wild Life a little over an hour away lies the famous Boulder’s Beach Nature Reserve where you can enjoy the antics of the little African penguins at close quarters

• Cape Point, At the famous Cape of Good Hope you stand on the very tip of Africa where the Indian Ocean meets the Atlantic. Watch out for the baboons strolling in the roads!

• Hermanus another nearby coast resort famous for whale watching in season and frequented by the rich and famous within 35 minutes.

• Fruit Farms in the Elgin valley just over the mountain provide a rich and colorful harvest of peaches, apricots and other fruits available from farm stalls selling a variety of farm produce. The Elgin Canapy Tour is a must for those wanting a mix of exhiliration and scenery.

• The Big Five - Those willing to go a little further away can also visit some of our fantastic game farms and reserves. (Nearest game reserve 180 minutes).

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