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Address: Hout Bay Road, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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The varnish on the tables is pealing and the whole place seemed pretty shabby. However the location is fun, one is surrounded by fishing boats and seals, and I found the calamari... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
David C
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Hout Bay lookout is unavoidable when driving along the western coastline. There are plenty of spaces for a safe stop and a great opportunity to take some amazing photos.

Thank TravelReviewer1983
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

The varnish on the tables is pealing and the whole place seemed pretty shabby. However the location is fun, one is surrounded by fishing boats and seals, and I found the calamari and chorizo salad pretty decent. I was a little surprised to be served the salad on on a hot plate and discovered that both the calamari and the... More 

Thank David C
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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235 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Excellent views, busy & bustling, great atmosphere. Seals, birds and other marine wildlife incredible to watch

Thank angela c
Nuremberg, Germany
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124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

This is a very popular restaurant and at times is jam packed with too many people which makes it very noisy and chaotic.

Thank TourGuide-KEVIN
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Sunday the 4th of December was a Birthday event and for the 3rd time we telephoned this establishment for a reservation,prior to going. They were either full or,or,or. and not helpful at all. In the end we elected to go elsewhere We had been twice before and both times we were treated indifferently by the waitress/waitron staff especially so when... More 

New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,230 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

There is a restaurant with similar name but the actual lookout area is free and it is a frequent stop for both tour-buses and private vehicles. The views are lovely and it is mainly a photo opportunity.

Thank podrozniczka60
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

this really is on the waters edge and there are seals playing in the harbour and boats to look at. the food was average and the seats outside are benches .

Thank Neil H
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

This used to be one of our favourite places to eat but unfortunately standards have slumpt and not picked up since last year when we visited. The view from the deck may be great but the food is far from that!

Thank Doug_Cartlidge
Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Great food and great people. I have noticed it has slowly started to degrade in all aspects over the last three years. Sushi was okay but not great.

Thank Tristan P
Beechgrove, Tennessee
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365 reviews
169 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

The Hout Bay Lookout is a favorite stop for tourists, but it doesn't seem to be crowded, even with three or four busloads in the parking area. Perhaps it is because the available viewpoints are so extended that you don't have to jockey around others for a photo. The ocean waves splashing ashore and the sweeping curve of the mountain... More 


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