Gordons Bay at a glance
Gordons Bay property offers the convenience of city amenities and a world-class beach area, without losing its small town feeling. Located in the Helderberg basin on the eastern edge of False Bay, it is within 30 minutes of Cape Town International airport, 55 minutes from Cape Town's CBD & 30 minutes from Stellenbosch University.
Within a radius of 15 kilometers in and around Gordons Bay in the Helderberg area, you will find a Regional Shopping Centre with 191 stores, a variety of sports facilities including 6 golf courses, choice of secondary and primary schools, top medical facilities (Vergelen Medi-Clinic / Strand Private Clinic / MEDSAC frail care etc.) with all national financial & commercial institutions represented. It has a population of about 8 000.
Gordons Bay's main attraction is its beach area, with a variety of water sports such as surfing, power boating, kayak & paddle skiing, wind-surfing & board sailing being enjoyed at various points along the beach front. Bikini Beach is the only blue flag beach in the Helderberg. Gordons Bay has also twice hosted the Lipton Cup sailing race and numerous regattas are regularly held. Gordon's Bay also hosted South Africa's first Ironman Triathlon in 2000. Gordon’s Bay is the smallest of the three towns within the Helderberg region of Cape Town and has 4 685 freehold properties and 1 719 sectional title properties. The town’s demographics include a population of 11 509 adults with an average household income ranging between R35 000 to R45 000.
Types of Real Estate available
Gordons Bay property prices vary between entry level apartments, of +- R445 000, to mountain-side mansions of more than R19 million. The big choice for own-title houses varies from townhouses of R400 000 to sea-front houses of up to R16 million. The choice of property available in Gordons Bay has since 2006 grown quite substantially - especially the big choice of new sectional title developments built about 1 to 3 kilometers inland from the sea - priced between R450 000 and R800 000. Local building regulations do not allow for the development of any large apartment blocks close to the beach as in the Strand.
The more sought after suburbs around Bikini Beach and on the mountain below the Steenbras dam, such as Suikerbossie, has magnificent views over False Bay - literally from Cape Point to Table Mountain.
Capital growth rates achieved in the Gordons Bay property market during the 2004/2005 upswing surpassed the national average rate of 23% Gordon’s Bay has seen a remarkable growth in property sales volume during period 2009 to 2016 – achieving 217% more sales in the 7 year period. The most remarkable fact relative to other areas is that, despite the contraction of the Gordon’s Bay property market sales volume during 2018, capital growth, measured by the rise in median prices achieved, has been positive.
General interest information
Gordons Bay is within 55 minutes of all the popular events and festivals hosted, and places of interest in the Cape Town Metropolitan, Stellenbosch & Paarl areas - including art, music, theatre, dining, museums, nature, sports- and recreational facilities such as golf, tennis and bowling clubs. Hiking trails abound in the Hottentots-Holland mountain reserve area above Gordons Bay. Beautiful scenic drives along Boyes Drive (coastline towards Rooi-Els) will reward you during June to November with whale sightings. Bikini Beach is a clean and safe beach - attracting sun worshippers, with water temperatures of between 12 to 21 degrees Celsius throughout the year.
Gordons Bay has 2 harbours. Harbour Island is a waterfront development with a yacht mooring facilities, restaurants, pubs and a hotel. The old harbour hosts the yacht club and the SA Naval Academy.
Gordons Bay has a distinct Mediterranean feel to it - complete with its street cafes overlooking the beach. It is an ideal town for your weekend or retirement property. You will also have difficulty in finding a better place to watch a sunset!