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Kogel Bay Beach

Relax on the sand, take part in watersports and barbecue in front of beautiful ocean views at this attractive seaside location.

Enjoy fun, sun, sand and watersports at Kogel Bay Beach. The seaside destination is part of Kogel Bay Resort, a gorgeous stretch of the coastline flanked by high mountains. Kogel Bay is also known as Koeelbaai, which translates to Cannonball Bay, thought to be a reference to the cannonball-like rocks on the beach.

The 1.3-mile (1.9 kilometer) sandy expanse is divided into three beaches where you can swim, fish and picnic. Try paddle sports and kitesurfing on Klippies Bay Day Camp Beach and Kogel Bay Beach, the main resort. This beach also has areas set aside for barbecues. The other beach is called Sparks Bay Day Camp Beach.

Be aware that if you want to swim in the sea, the area has strong rip currents, and lifeguards are only on duty at Kogel Bay Beach during peak periods. Watch experienced surfers in the waves at the area known as Dappat se Gat.

In addition to your beachside fun, explore the rest of the local environment. Kogel Bay Beach is located along Clarens Drive, a scenic road that hugs the coastline for more than 13 miles (21 kilometers). Go for a drive along this picturesque highway. Stop your car at some of the places along the route that offer great views of the mountains and rocky coastline. During the winter whale-watching season you may be able to spot several species of the large marine mammals, including humpback whales.

Visit the Kogelberg Nature Reserve, a vast protected area known for its shrub-like vegetation, called fynbos, and wildlife. Among the animals you may see in the nature reserve are baboons, snakes, porcupines and Verreaux’s eagles. Go hiking, mountain biking and swimming. During winter, experienced kayakers can tackle the white water of the Palmiet River.

Kogel Bay Beach and the resort area are about 40 miles (70 kilometers) from downtown Cape Town. Expect the drive to take about an hour. Park for free in one of the 200 spots available.


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Gordon's Bay Luxury Apartments
Gordon's Bay Luxury Apartments

Gordon's Bay Luxury Apartments

20 Protea Drive, Gordon's Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape
     
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Mountainside, this luxury apartment building is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Bikini Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Steenbras River Gorge Crystal Pools and Harmony Park. Blue Rock Adventure Park and Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum are also within 6 mi (10 km).

    Krystal Beach Hotel ¥6,979
    Krystal Beach Hotel

    Krystal Beach Hotel

    Breakwater Lane, Harbour Island, Gordon's Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Gordons Bay Central, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk and within 3 mi (5 km) of Harmony Park, Bikini Beach, and Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum. Strand Golf Club and Blue Rock Adventure Park are also within 6 mi (10 km).

      First Group Cape Gordonia ¥6,129
      First Group Cape Gordonia

      First Group Cape Gordonia

      157 Beach Road, Gordons Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Gordons Bay Central, this beach hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Bikini Beach and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Harmony Park. Steenbras River Gorge Crystal Pools and Blue Rock Adventure Park are also within 6 mi (10 km).

        Protea House
        Protea House

        Protea House

        123 Floria Marine Street, Cape Town, Western Cape
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Mountainside, this vacation home is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Bikini Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Steenbras River Gorge Crystal Pools and Harmony Park. Blue Rock Adventure Park and Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum are also within 6 mi (10 km).

          Townsend
          Townsend

          Townsend

          17 Blushing Bride Cul de Sac, Cape Town, Western Cape
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Mountainside, this vacation home is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Bikini Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Steenbras River Gorge Crystal Pools and Harmony Park. Blue Rock Adventure Park and Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum are also within 6 mi (10 km).

            22 Protea
            22 Protea

            22 Protea

            22 Protea drive. Gordons bay, Cape Town, Western Cape
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Mountainside, this vacation home is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Bikini Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Steenbras River Gorge Crystal Pools and Harmony Park. Blue Rock Adventure Park and Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum are also within 6 mi (10 km).

              Whaleviews ¥4,353
              Whaleviews

              Whaleviews

              4 Protea Drive, Gordons Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Mountainside, this apartment building is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Bikini Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Steenbras River Gorge Crystal Pools and Harmony Park. Blue Rock Adventure Park and Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum are also within 6 mi (10 km).

                185 on Beach Boutique Suites and Apartments ¥7,363
                185 on Beach Boutique Suites and Apartments

                185 on Beach Boutique Suites and Apartments

                185 Beach Road, Gordon Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Offering direct access to the beach, this Gordons Bay Central apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Bikini Beach and within 12 mi (20 km) of Kogel Bay Beach and Erinvale Golf Club. Vergelegen Wine Estate and Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve are also within 32 mi (52 km).