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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” (213 reviews)
“fish and chips” (146 reviews)
“mariner's wharf” (35 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Cape Town Central 7872, South Africa
+27 21 790 7278
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Reviewed yesterday

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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 3 days 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
Reviewed 4 days ago

Just stopped for a few gorgeous photos, which were so colorful. Nice background for pictures. Must see while doing a drive all around the peninsula.

Thank sandra n
Reviewed 4 days ago

White powdery beach, crystal clear ocean of many blues - this is one of those extraordinary places in this world. We really enjoyed a superb lunch with a view at Mariner's Wharf, and on another day a trip out to seal island - short but...More

Thank SoMuch2Sea
Reviewed 1 week ago

A scenic beauty from Chapman's Peak Drive, to the quaint little village to the harbour and Mariner's Wharf - but the freashly cooked Snoek & Chips at Fish on the Rocks is the real STAR!

Thank lens994
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a drive plus a cruise on Hout Bay to see the seals. The drive was beautiful but the cruise to see the seals was unbelievably choppy - literally dozens of adults were vomiting throughout the boat ride. If you go in the season...More

Thank VeritableVoyager
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting Cape Town and not taking in Hout Bay we be a shame. This is an active fishing point with a great beach and while you are there have lunch at the Dunes. Great food and a lovely view of the bay. Shop for locally...More

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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
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.
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