Spectacular new tourist attraction in Gordon’s Bay

Gordons Bay Lions Club president Grant Jonathan, past president Jimmy Lang, Lions Club District

Tourists visiting Cape Town and the Western Cape have an exceptional new “must do” attraction to add to their list.

As a complement to the fabulous views from Table Mountain, high up on the Hottentots Holland Mountains, above the quaint village of Gordon’s Bay at the entrance of the Steenbras Dam, Gordon’s Bay’s Lions Club has built a “Direction Finder” – a granite slab engraved with a map which clearly informs the tourist of the areas in the magnificent view.

This lasting legacy is a gift to the community and celebrates 30 years of service for the community by the Gordon’s Bay Lions Club, 60 years by Lions Clubs in South Africa and 100 years of service by Lions Clubs International.

By day you can see the whole of the blue False Bay surrounded by the villages of the Cape, and on a clear day you can even see as far as Robben Island and Cape Point. The look-out point offers yet another romantic attraction – a delight at sunset – creating a sparkling and romantic spectacle all the way to the horizon and along the coastline.

Come rain, shine or wind, tourists can drive up to this point along a road that winds through the unspoiled fynbos of the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve – in itself a beautiful experience.

At the official unveiling of the direction finder, Councillor Johan Middelton paid tribute to the Lions Club and their unselfish service to Gordon’s Bay and for creating this achievement.

“The direction finder is a landmark for the Lions and for Gordon’s Bay, and I will invite all my visitors to go up there and see

the most beautiful view in the city. The city wishes to thank the Gordon’s Bay Lions Club for all it is doing, not only through this gesture, but especially for the elderly and the youngsters in our community,” he said.

Those wishing to serve the community can contact www.gordonsbaylions.co.za, info@gordonsbaylions.co.za or call 081 341 0980.

See the exact location of the Direction Finder at Look-Out Point: https://goo.gl/maps/HKmGez1wvs72