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Hout Bay

Cape Town Central 7872, South Africa
+27 21 790 7278
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Enclosed by ocean, mountains and wine farms, the former fishing village offers a country affair with some adventure thrown in.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“seal island” (214 reviews)
“fish and chips” (146 reviews)
“mariner's wharf” (36 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Cape Town Central 7872, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice place to visit to see Seal. You take a boat ride which is total 45 mins round trip. Also nice place to shop for souvenirs

Thank DKDesai
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is definitely worth going to Hout Bay! Lunch at the Harbour or a more casual meal of fish and chips at the famous Snoekkies. This Bay is really beautiful and there is so much to see and experience.

Thank deleeno2017
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the worlds best scenic drives is along Chapmans Peak drive, either leave Hout Bay or enter it .. but definelty drive, stop and enjoy. There is a great food market there on weekends with live music a must see... drink, listen and eat!...More

Thank Ruggedchris
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An ideal day spent in Hout bay would be; Early morning boat trip to seal rock Stop in at the bird sanctuary and have a breakfast bite. Relaxing on the beach till lunch time Walk over to the Bay harbour market (Only on weekends) have...More

Thank saraharbiebossie
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was part of a longer drive around the Cape. All of the views were breathtaking and this was just one of them.

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 6 days ago

This town was cute. There wasn't a ton of stuff but enough. There is a quirky warf where you can meet a wild seal and have fresh seafood and buy shells. There are a couple of great beaches with parking. There is also a lovely...More

Thank MadDogTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tourists & Photographers what is your preferred subject? Hout Bay has it. From the superbly picturesque landscape, the frolicking marine animals to the sights that await as you trip out the heads to the seal colony. From the moment you park at the wharf you...More

Thank LoveScene
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hout bay provides a pleasant beach as well as eating places for lunch or dinner on the waterfront. Beautiful views both of the sea and the 12 Apostles

Thank Carollo100
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views are worthwhile and this is an actual long Town with local residents rather than just tourists. Go to Chapman Peake or the weekly markets ( there are 2 separate ones) or on of the fish and chip restaurants. There is also a more...More

Thank 21Davids22
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the Blue Waters, a Cruise to Seal Island, eating at a restaurant with excellent views Hout Bay Harbour Village has it all. A selection of Seafood eateries, a boating club, a Flea Market with music a social feast....comfortable shoes and sunhat a must...........

Thank Ursula S
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patrick c
6 November 2016|
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Response from LJSJhb | Reviewed this property |
Apparently so. but doubt you will find a spot ! Extremely overcrowded
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razan h
10 February 2016|
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Response from Nicholasdurhone | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Hout's Bay is some kind of village by the sea. You will definitely then need a car to go to the waterfront and back.
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Michael e
30 January 2016|
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Response from Z7559PVmohamede |
There is very good and reliable bus service called the Myciti bus service.You can take the bus from Cape Town airport to the Civic Centre in town.From the Civic Centre there are many bus routes that can connect you to Hout... More
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