Welcome to Picture Perfect Gordon’s Bay

  • Join the famous and not to be missed Winter Wonderland parade on Friday, 14. June 2019 at 6 PMm, starting at the NG Church. Festival Trading Hours: Friday: 4pm – 11pm Saturday: 10am – 11pm Sunday: 10am – 6pm Entrance fees (the parade is free): Kids under 12 – R10 pp per day Pensioners above 60 – R10 pp per day Adults – R20 pp per day
  • GBNW is proud and honored to share this award with all its members and residents of Gordon's Bay. This award was presented to GB Community Policing Forum Chairperson Edwina Hadfield, by Mayor Dan Plato. Mrs Hadfield handed the certificate to some GBNW patrolling members on Friday evening. Wonderful to know the City of Cape Town, support and acknowledge the effort of GBNW in the community together with Col. Mbangu and his GB SAPS members in the fight against crime. Patrolling GBNW members totalled 900+ man hours for the month of April. Any resident of Gordon's Bay is most welcome to join GBNW, it's free and fun, visit www.gbnw.co.za
  • Saturday morning, some GBNW members accepted a challange to attend the Somerset West Parkrun, just for fun, what a great event. All is welcome every Sat morning, behind the Shell service station on N2. Visit www.parkrun.co.za to register.
  • Saturday morning, some GBNW members accepted a challange to attend the Somerset West Parkrun, just for fun, what a great event. All is welcome every Sat morning, behind the Shell service station on N2. Visit www.parkrun.co.za to register.
  • We are part of this, join us to grow this family of link-minded people. www.gbnw.co.za
  • We are part of this, join us to grow this family of link-minded people. www.gbnw.co.za
  • We are part of this, join us to grow this family of link-minded people. www.gbnw.co.za
  • Huge shout out of gratitude to COCT Traffic East section not only for the invite of Gordon's Bay Neighbourhood Watch to join the operation, but also for addressing the our towns poor drivings attitudes. The thankfulness displayed by road users became very evident. Sadly some defaulters have been reprimanded and the law will follow its course. Thank you to Principal Inspector De Kock and all his competent officers, a professional display of the City of Cape Town working for us in Gordon's Bay.
  • Huge shout out of gratitude to COCT Traffic East section not only for the invite of Gordon's Bay Neighbourhood Watch to join the operation, but also for addressing the our towns poor drivings attitudes. The thankfulness displayed by road users became very evident. Sadly some defaulters have been reprimanded and the law will follow its course. Thank you to Principal Inspector De Kock and all his competent officers, a professional display of the City of Cape Town working for us in Gordon's Bay.
  • Huge shout out of gratitude to COCT Traffic East section not only for the invite of Gordon's Bay Neighbourhood Watch to join the operation, but also for addressing the our towns poor drivings attitudes. The thankfulness displayed by road users became very evident. Sadly some defaulters have been reprimanded and the law will follow its course. Thank you to Principal Inspector De Kock and all his competent officers, a professional display of the City of Cape Town working for us in Gordon's Bay.
  • Gordon's Bay Security
    Gordon's Bay Security
    Vehicle stolen in Gordon's Bay recovered by GBSEC units in Strand 1hour after reported. Thats a great start to our weekend.(premises not involved, tried to make vehicle blend in)
  • Strand Neighbourhood Watch www.strandnw.co.za
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Gordon’s Bay (Afrikaans: Gordonsbaai) is a harbour town in the Western Cape province of South Africa, close to Strand. It is situated on the northeastern corner of False Bay about 50 km from Cape Town to the south of the N2 (South Africa) national road and is named after Robert Jacob Gordon (1743–1795), the Dutch explorer of Scottish descent.

Gordon’s Bay is the smallest of three towns in the Helderberg region, so named after the Helderberg Mountain which is part of the Hottentots-Holland Mountains which dwarf the locality on two sides. Gordon’s Bay was originally named “Fish Hoek”, many years before the town of the same name, located on the western side of False Bay, was founded. Evidence of this can be seen on the outside wall of the local Post Office.

Gordon’s Bay consists of the old village, situated around the old harbour and Bikini Beach, the mountainside on the lower slopes of the Hottentots-Holland mountains overlooking False Bay, and the low-lying suburbs close to the main beach, making up the most recent expansion of the town.

The older part of Gordon’s Bay is host to the South African Naval College, an officer training center located adjacent to the old harbour and yacht marina. Above the harbour on the mountainside is a giant anchor and the letters “GB”. Many think that this stands for Gordon’s Bay, but in fact it stands for General Botha which was the original name of the Naval station in the town.

The Steenbras Dam is located on the mountain above the town.

Gordon’s Bay is host to a blue flag beach, Bikini Beach. Bikini Beach is popular among both young and old, specifically students from the University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University.

The Beach enjoys funding from the City of Cape Town to properly maintain facilities that include the public showers, changing rooms, clean bathrooms and a grassy promenade.

The beach is also considered safe with regular patrols from a seasonal security guard.

(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)