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Enclosed by ocean, mountains and wine farms, the former fishing village offers a country affair with some adventure thrown in.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Cape Town Central 7872, South Africa
+27 21 790 7278
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A brief stop for us saw a number of gift stalls and a man with a seal to attract visitors to have pictures taken with the seal. Naturally a strong fish smell. Only need a few minutes to visit this place from what we saw.

Thank D8TEterryh
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

How beautiful is this sea area there is a lot of restaurants that sells a lot in the tasty fish meals.the bay is very very beautiful lovely beach and a lovely harbour on the opposite side where you can find a man playing with a...More

Thank Coryy20
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place with lots to do. We loved the guy with the seals and there was plenty of stalls and coffee shops.

Thank Shelley O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hout Bay is a simply stunning part of this wonderful city. Fringed by mountains and on the door step of the famous Chapman's Peak Drive, Hout Bay is a great pit stop to refuel, have a bit to eat in the harbour or a swim...More

Thank Brad F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveling in South África, visiting iconic "Cape of Good Hope" is certainly a must, as most of us have studied about it on our school years. On your way from Cape Town to Cape of Good Hope, on the Southern section of "Table Mountain National...More

Thank LuizDutraNeto
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hout Bay is popular for its seal colonies and was one of the stops as part of our Cape of Good Hope package. Boat ride was nice and we got nice views of the bay but the seals were not super fun. There was thousands...More

Thank AyushiChandra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hout bay has it all. Mountains sea shopping and excellent restsurants. We stayed at the Chapmans Peak hotel which if you book a room in the new section gives you a fantastic view of the beach and the famous sentinal mountain. The food at the...More

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Be sure to tour the entire cape including Houts Bay. We don't usually hire tour guides but for this it was well worth it to have history lessons....and also to not have to worry about driving on the mountain roads while trying to view the...More

Thank joel r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the tranquility of Hout Bay and the fresh fish from Mariners Wharf. The local craft market was the source of many a tourist memento to mark our visit to the harbour

Thank stleonard64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located at the foot of Table Mountain. About 20 mins from Cape Town. The drive along the coast is beautiful. There are restos at the harbour.

Thank jwidjj
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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
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