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  • Sweeping panoramic views from the hillside location
  • Warm, professional service and elegant furnishings
  • Well located in a seaside town with much to explore nearby

Apricot Gardens Guesthouse

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

8km from Gordons Bay


-34.1432, 18.9106


Apricot Gardens has been lovingly converted from one of the original homesteads in the area, and is set in a beautiful 1.2ha garden. It even has its own olive grove, fruit trees, lavender field, and a herb and rose garden. Guests can relax on their own terrace, in the pool or under the trees, and take advantage of local wine tasting, top class golfing, and the wide choice of activities available.

Just 30 minutes from the airport and 45 minutes from Cape Town, Apricot Gardens overlooks the seaside village of Gordons Bay, with its long stretches of white sandy beaches and beachfront cafes. The guesthouse is perfectly situated well within an hour's drive from Stellenbosch, a plethora of local wine estates, 17 golf courses, and the Betty's Bay penguin colon. It is also the starting point for the Hermanus Whale Route.

The spacious accommodation in this Mediterranean style home is decorated in relaxing soft pastels and offers comforts such as underfloor heating, a minibar, DTSV, free Wi-Fi and a safe. The en-suite deluxe rooms, Burgundy and Muscat, and the luxury room, Romance, all have stunning panoramic views across False Bay, Table Mountain, Helderberg and the Hottentot's Holland mountains. Apricot and Vanilla deluxe rooms are situated next to the indigenous garden, with sea and mountain views from their garden terraces.

The Mediterranean luxury suite, which can be converted into a family room, is set down a delightful path amongst the fruit trees, with stunning sea and mountain views from the living room and balcony.

A generous breakfast is provided and a tasty 3-course homemade dinner with excellent local wines may be requested.

Rates & Summary

4 Deluxe En-Suite Rooms

Each sleeps 2 in Queen or twin beds
En-suite with shower
Each has private entrance
Each has own patio or garden terrace

Luxury Room 

Sleeps 2 in Queen bed
En-suite with shower

Luxury Suite / Family Room

Sleeps 4 in twin bedroom
En-suite shower and bath
Large living room
Own balcony

All rooms have stunning views


Deluxe En-Suite Rooms

  • R 725 pp sharing
  • R 1 050 single

Luxury Room

  • R 825 pp sharing

Luxury Suite / Family Room

  • R 1 850 per room
  • R 300 pp for extra bed


Full breakfast provided
3-course dinner available on request


Kids are welcome if arranged in advance.

  • R 300 pp in cot or extra bed.


Why Stay Here?

Apricot Gardens Guesthouse offers gracious hospitality and panoramic views in a tranquil garden setting for a memorable Cape holiday. Apricot Gardens is 30 mins from the airport, 45 mins from Cape Town, and close to beaches, golf courses, the Winelands and the start of the Whale Route. It is the perfect base, with spacious rooms that provide comfort, privacy and spectacular sea and mountain vistas. Golfing packages are a speciality. 


  • Sweeping panoramic views from the hillside location
  • Warm, professional service and elegant furnishings
  • Well located in a seaside town with much to explore nearby


The Luxury Suite is set apart.

Things to consider Bringing

Walking shoes, hat, sunblock, beach towels, golf clubs, binoculars for dolphin and whale spotting.

Road Conditions

The roads in Gordons Bay are tarred.

Activities & Attractions

  • Swimming in the pool
  • Bikini Beach 
  • Boat cruises 
  • Deep sea fishing 
  • Many golf courses nearby
  • Koggelbaai Nature Reserve
  • Helderberg Nature Reserve
  • Wine-tasting
  • Vergelegen Wine Estate


Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Communal lounge
  • Verandah / patio
  • Ceiling fans
  • Fireplace
  • Under floor heating
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service available
  • Ironing service available
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast (dinner by arrangement)
  • Restaurant


  • Water supply good for drinking
  • Solar and electric geysers
  • Eskom electricity

Leisure Amenities

  • Swimming pool
  • Satellite television
  • Library
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception
  • Limited business centre

Access & Convenience

  • Child friendly
  • Pets allowed by arrangement
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 10km
  • Nearest fuel within 10km
  • Shuttle service available


  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted


  • Personal safe




Cape Town & Surrounds

Western Cape


Cape Town is without doubt one of the most beautiful cities in the world. With dramatic mountains, a long stretch of Atlantic coastline and a picturesque working harbour, there are few cities in the world to rival “The Fairest Cape”, as explorer Sir Francis Drake described the place in 1580.

The city of Cape Town is regularly voted as one of the best tourist destinations (and cities to live in) in the world – and its Mediterranean climate, superb natural attractions, historic landmarks, fabulous restaurants and fun places to hang out offer all the ingredients for a top holiday destination.

Table Mountain dominates the city’s landscape and Table Mountain National Park is a national treasure and World Heritage Site.

The Cape Floristic Kingdom is known for its incredible botanical heritage and the Table Mountain National Park has more floral species than the British Isles. Stopping to smell the fynbos has an altogether new meaning in this part of the world.

Robben Island is another World Heritage Site worth visiting. Struggle heroes such as Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Ahmed Kathrada and many others were incarcerated here during apartheid and taking the Robben Island Tour is a must on any trip to Cape Town.

The city is loosely divided by Table Mountain into four sections: Cape Town Central, Cape Town South, Cape Town North and Cape Town East.

Cape Town Central incorporates the city centre, the V&A Waterfront, Green Point, Mouille Point, Sea Point, Camps Bay and Hout Bay. There are loads of things on offer in this part of the world, so it’s a good idea to focus on the field of interest/activities that excite you and take it from there.

A trip to the top of Table Mountain is an absolute must (especially if you’ve never done it before). The views on a clear day will give you a clear perspective of the gorgeous city below and you can see as far as Robben Island and beyond.

If history is your thing, there are numerous museums and attractions close to the city centre. The Castle of Good Hope was built between 1666 and 1679 and is the oldest building in South Africa. It is a good place to start your tour of the city, which incorporates historic attractions such as the Bo-Kaap Museum, the District Six Museum, The Company’s Garden, City Hall and the Grand Parade, among many other notable historic attractions.

For shopping and entertainment, the V&A Waterfront is the epicentre of Cape Town and attracts high numbers of international tourists daily. Long Street is a good place to hang out for restaurants, bars and nightlife and Camps Bay is the place to see and be seen around cocktail hour.

The drive along Chapman’s Peak is one of the most scenic drives in the world but you need to do your homework as the route is periodically closed. Mariner’s Wharf in Hout Bay is another great place to visit, with its fun restaurants, great beaches and perfect views.

Cape Town South stretches from Noordhoek to Observatory and incorporates some of Cape Town’s most popular suburbs, including Constantia, Fish Hoek, Rondebosch, Simon’s Town and Muizenberg, to mention just a few.

Constantia is popular for its wonderful restaurants and wine estates and the Constantia Wine Route is a big attraction for foodies and wine-lovers. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens offers hectares of greenery and regular concerts in the warm summer months. There are also various hiking trails on offer.

Take a day trip to Simon’s Town and make sure you visit the statue of Just Nuisance, as well as the scenic Boulders Beach. Noordhoek is a great place for riding horses on the beach and the restaurants are very family friendly. For fresh fish and laid-back vibes, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg are the business. Fish Hoek is popular for seaside activities and antique shops and is a real favourite.

Cape Town North incorporates the Cape Town International Airport, Parow, Milnerton, Durbanville, Table View, as well as Bloubergstrand and Melkbosstrand. The north is a developed business centre that continues to grow rapidly. For chill-out time, Bloubergstrand and Melkbosstrand are popular for walks on the beach and outdoor sports.  Shoppers will enjoy Century City and Canal Walk, and for those who love a tipple or two, The Durbanville Wine Route also falls into the northern region.

Cape Town East is made up of Gordon’s Bay, Somerset West, Strand, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Khayelitsha, Gugulethu, Eersterivier, Macassar and Strandfontein. The region is pretty spectacular as the small coastal towns sit below the imposing Hottentots Holland Mountains and there are fantastic beaches such as Bikini Beach, Strand Beach and Kogel Bay. Here you’ll also find the Helderberg Nature Reserve, Wolfgat Nature Reserve and Edith Stephens Wetland Park.

Look out for

Scenic Cape Point with its sheer cliffs, rugged landscapes, fauna, flora and bold ocean views.

A cable-car trip up Table Mountain to get the view of the incredible landscape of the city. If you’ve done the touristy cable-car thing then take one of the many mountain trails.

V&A Waterfront – spend time enjoying all the facilities at the V&A Waterfront, including the abundance of shopping and restaurant venues. For children, The Two Oceans Aquarium is a winner.

The magnificent beaches of Clifton, Muizenberg, Hout Bay, Bloubergstrand. You are spoilt for choice in and around the Mother City.

Historical sites are a must – including Robben Island, the Castle of Good Hope, the District Six Museum and Bo-Kaap.

Long Street by night. Enjoy the friendly fun vibes of this stretch of tarmac as it comes to life when the sun goes down.

While away the hours at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, the green lung of the city. Look out for the schedule of summer concerts.

Visit the Constantia Wine Route for a touch of history and some of the country’s finest wines and restaurants that continually make it onto the best-of lists.

Drive along the southern coastline and visit places such as Noordhoek, Scarborough, Simon’s Town, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg. Stop off at Kalk Bay for fresh fish at the harbour.

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