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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“seal island” (197 reviews)
“fish and chips” (136 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Cape Town Central 7872, South Africa
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+27 21 790 7278
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Reviewed yesterday

Hout Bay used to be one of my favourite places to visit but alas, these days, it's not, so be very wary if you visit Hout Bay and don't go wandering off anywhere on your own. The crime has escalated to a disturbing degree and...More

Thank Alexandra M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's just south of Cape Town, nice small bay with a colony of seals up northwest and nice lookout down south. Most of visitors stop for photos before going for a Chapman peak drive.

Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
Reviewed 3 days ago

Cape Town is blessed with a lot of beautiful scenery. Hout Bay falls into this category. Photographically speaking it's great.

Thank yellowpixels
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As a couple we had visited before, but decided to do a quick stop for a picture for the babies. 3.5 year old had fun running on the beach. We were full from late breakie, but if not the fish & chips from the shop...More

Thank DeeMoo16
Reviewed 5 days ago

Sheltered bay with tall mountain peaks and large beach. If you like beaches, this is a place to see. Water not warm at time we were there (September), but the views more than made up for it. The drive on a toll road (Chapman's Peak...More

Thank kurtt225
Reviewed 6 days ago

I spent time in Haut Bay training with the NSRI/ ASR team stationed there. The bay is amazing, beautiful and COLD. The NSRI/ ASR team located in Haut are exceptional people who volunteer their time to provide one of the most impressive Rescue Team's in...More

Thank Surfer L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful bay, beautiful beaches and quieter than some other areas. We didn't stay long, but it seemed more sheltered than other places we had been. We saw several restaurants and must be a popular place to eat as many people were doing just that. Nice...More

Thank igolfCA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must if you are visiting western cape. Beautiful landscape different to anything else. We spent a day visiting the hole cape and we did not regret it. Fishoek and those small towns are very interesting to spent a couple of hours. Cape of Good...More

Thank Josu C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This village offers great views along the mountain and the harbor is a must to visit. You can take the children along as there are always activities for them to take part in. There is the famous harbor seafood restaurant and people come from all...More

1  Thank carneygr
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been lucky enough to see a school of dolphins chasing the small fish on an early sardine run...sweeping in so fast that one needs to keep one's eyes peeled before they are off and outta there again...the beach is lovely and on a...More

Thank Jane W
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patrick c
7 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 FarahAbr72 | Reviewed this property |
The red tourist bus will take you to and from the city to Hout Bay and can be taken at your convenience for around $15. It stops at really great tourist attractions on the way and you can hop on and off at your leisure. You... More
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