The time has come to put the working year behind you and look forward to the holidays. Whether you’re looking at a beach, city or wilderness getaway, there is no better way to spend the holidays enjoying than what South Africa has to offer.
Holidays should be unforgettable. We are extremely fortunate to live in a country that has the most amazing and diverse neighbourhoods. So, when deciding on where you should spend your vacation, look no further than your very own back yard!
Strap on your traveling shoes as we bring you the best spots around SA cities.
First stop, we look at the tranquil, seaside town of Gordon’s Bay.
Gordons’s Bay is situated in the captivating region of Heidelberg. It is the smallest town in the region and was originally named ‘Fish Hoek’. Gordon Bay boasts white sandy beaches, a mediterranean climate, and the typical tranquility of an old fisherman’s village.
Things to do
This beach was awarded the international Blue flag status. This indicates a high level of water quality. Bikini beach’s crystal clear waters are warmer than the Atlantic Ocean. The magnificent Hottentots- Holland mountain range complements the white, sandy shores.
Gordon’s bay is an exciting place to fish. There are a variety of places to go fishing, such as Maasbaai and Betty’s bay. And in Kleinmond, about 1km away from the main beach you will be able to find sharks.
If you want to explore nature then Gordon.s Bay will not disappoint. There are a number of hiking trails you can explore, where you can feast your eyes to natures’ wonders, in an idyllic setting. Rod’s trail has some breath-taking views, beautiful flowers and birds.
Rent a bicycle and cycle around the area- Cycle around the area and enjoy the beautiful scenery. If you have a bit more of energy, try to reach the Kogelberg Biosphere, unique melting pot of animals and plants.
While the prospect of the festive season is exciting, it is always important to remain vigilant and ensure that your home is safe while you’re away.
Make sure that your trusted neighbours know when you’ll be away so that they can keep an eye out. Remember that connected neighbours make safer communities.