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Situated at the foot of the Steenbras Mountain and overlooking the blue waters of False Bay, lies the historical Manor on the Bay Guesthouse. It was built in 1862 and later served as the Summer residence for Sir Alfred Beit family, from Ireland.

We offer affordable accommodation in picturesque Gordon’s Bay, Cape Town. Manor on the Bay 4* Guesthouse is only 20 paces from the beach, where conditions for swimming and sunbathing are perfect. A walking trail under a canopy of Milkwood trees (unique to this part of the Western Cape) leads to a variety of quality restaurants, bars and a unique bookshop. Another leisurely 3 minutes’ walk will take you to the yacht harbour.

Manor on the Bay is fully operational during loadshedding.

A perfect choice for a romantic getaway !


  • 3 room categories available: Luxury Rooms with Garden View, Luxury Rooms with Ocean View, Family Suite with Ocean View.
  • Braai facilities available for guests booking the Family Suite with Ocean View
  • All room categories can be configured in twin or king beds.
  • Special prices on request for self-catering and long stays.
  • Extra luxuries include toiletries, pure cotton linen, gowns, pool towels and laundry services
  • Conference packages on request, up to 18 delegates (rooms and conferences must be booked together)


Area Info:

Gordon’s Bay is a harbour village on the False Bay coast with superb sea views looking across to the world famous Table Mountain. Just 30 minutes from Cape Town International Airport, Gordons Bay is the perfect base for exploring the Western Cape. Our scenic coastal drives have been voted the best in the world and are particularly popular for whale watching during the months from July to November.

Gordons Bay has many excellent restaurants and pubs, and plenty of shops along the beach road. For the more adventurous we offer, a wide variety of exciting outdoor adventures and sports.


-Dolphins & Seals around all year
-Kogelberg Surf & Picnic Spot & Helderberg Nature Reserve
-Lady Phillips Tea Garden at Vergelegen Wine Estate
-Horse Riding & Hiking in the Waterkloof Vineyards
-Steenbras Dam (Hiking only)
-Deep Sea Fishing
-Sunset Cruises from our quaint harbour
-Christmas Lights Festival
-Lwandle Hostel Museum & Arts & Craft Centre day tours
-Monkey Town
-Blue Rock Cable Water Ski cliff jumping, skiing, knee boarding, foofy sliding, swimming and picnics
-Nature Quad Rides in Grabouw
-Winter Wonderland Lights Festival - end of June July

Rooms and Units Available:

We have 12 spacious and uniquely decorated bedrooms with en suite shower/or bath to choose from. All rooms have modern conveniences:
* Safes
* Telephone and internet connections
* Hairdryers
* Mini-bars
* TV with M-Net & Satellite TV
* Air-conditioning
* Some have fire-places
* Disabled friendly room
* 2 interleading family rooms

Extra luxuries include toiletries, pure cotton linen, gowns, pool towels and laundry services.

Family Suite with Ocean View

Large 70 sqm room with absolute privacy, its private entrance, kitchenette, outside braai area.
1 king size bed and 2 bunk beds for children.
Ocean view - 20 paces from the beach!
Self-catering option on request.
Lovely spacious space for families.

Sleeps 2 Adults and 2 children

Luxury Rooms with Garden View

38 sq m Double Rooms overlooking pool and gardens.

Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 2 Adults

Luxury Rooms with Ocean View

Spectacular Ocean view from your room and balcony. False Bay, Table Mountain. Enjoy the sunsets from Gordon’s Bay!

Amount of similar units: 6
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Disabled (wheelchair friendly)
Honeymoon Couples
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Special Meals on Request
Conference facilities
Wedding facilities
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Dining room
Cots available
Curio Shop
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Parking (off-street - open)
Tourism Information Desk
Communal Satellite TV
Swimming Pool
No Pets Allowed

Cancellation Policy:

All confirmed bookings are subject to the following cancellation policy:
7 days prior to arrival, or in the event of a NO SHOW – full cancellation fee
8 - 14 days prior to arrival – 75% cancellation fee
14-28 days prior to arrival – 50% cancellation fee

On receipt of a written instruction to cancel the reservation, Manor on the Bay will refund the applicable amount as determined by the cancellation terms of the establishment, within 5 working days. The establishment levies a 4.5% administration fee on any refunds processed. Should refunds to a SWIFT bank account be required, an additional R185 charge will be levied.

Terms and Conditions

Please check on Manor on the Bay website.


From Cape Town International Airport:
Take the N2 turn-off to your left, just outside the airport - direction Somerset West. Stay on the N2 for about 25 min (through Somerset West). Take the turn off to your right which indicates Gordon’s Bay, R44, Kleinmond. This is the last turn off before you start the climb up Sir Lowry Pass. (Make sure not to take the R 44, Strand turn-off.)
In Gordon’s Bay:
Carry on with that road until you get to a T-junction (facing a fish & chips caf). Turn right and immediately left into Sir Lowry road. Carry on until you get to another T junction where you turn left into Beach Road. You’ll have the sea on your right. Carry on for 500m. Pass Tallas Restaurant, up a small hill, past the church on your left. Manor on the Bay is about 150m from the church, on your left. A black and white board will indicate the guest house. Go up the ramp and you’ll find the security gates where we’ll open up for you.
Look out for the 2 big palm trees in our garden.


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  • Accommodation Type: Bed & Breakfast, Guesthouse and Self-Catering
  • Sleeps: 24
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM