Picture pretty Gordon's Bay forms part of the Helderberg Basin region and is about a 50-minute drive from Cape Town. Many people choose to live here for the stunning setting and commute for work to the surrounding areas such as Strand, Somerset West, Stellenbosch and even Cape Town. Gordon's Bay is also a popular retirement and holiday town and during the holiday seasons, the town becomes a hive of activity.
Gordon's Bay is a waterfront village that lies between the Helderberg Mountain and ocean which forms a scenic yacht-lined bay. Here, it is all about the waterfront which offers water-based activities and a promenade lined with fish shops, coffee bars and restaurants. Bikini Beach is one of the country's top beaches and enjoys Blue Flag status. It is popular with the young crowd who enjoy activities such as volleyball, surfing and sunbathing. Both this and the main beach are popular with families and holiday makers.
The coastal road, Clarence Drive, is one of the most scenic in the world and winds its way between Gordon's Bay and Betty's Bay, offering excellent views of the whales of the winter and spring months. The Steenbras dam also offers excellent views and is a great spot for picnics. Gordon's Bay offers basic amenities including shopping and convenience centres, a bowling club and primary school. For everything else, there is neighbouring Strand and Somerset West and the city is close by.
Residents also enjoy easy access to the Helderberg Wine Route which boasts about 25 wineries. Life here is still slow and laid-back and it is an excellent lifestyle that you get to enjoy here. You can enjoy fabulous walks along the harbour wall or a sunset cruise from the old harbour, which also has a string of excellent seafood restaurants.
Gordon's Bay is one of the few areas where you can still find excellent value with plenty of property priced below R2 million along with top end millionaire homes located on the mountainside with breath-taking views still only in the R20m-R25m range. The affordability of property makes it an attractive choice for retirees and people looking to semigrate to the Cape from other areas. For luxury buyers, the Harbour Island development offers a unique marina lifestyle with a wide variety of properties ranging from R1.2 million to freehold luxury homes at R18 million.
Gordon's Bay is the only area that offers the same spectacular setting as the Atlantic Seaboard area, yet you can find significant value. On top of that, it is also not as busy and crowed and is ideal for buyers looking for a quieter lifestyle.
The village also has a vibrant rental market with high demand, especially in the R5,000 - R9,500 / month range.
Seeff Gordon's Bay has a team of property experts with local area knowledge and skills and are ideally placed to assist with all your property needs, from sales to rentals.