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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“seal island” (223 reviews)
“fish and chips” (155 reviews)
“mariner's wharf” (37 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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"craft market"
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"worth a visit"
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"beautiful scenery"
in 24 reviews
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in 51 reviews
"boats"
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"dunes"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There is just something so magical about a day spent in Hout Bay. It always has an air of calm and really local vibe is big here. A great place for City dwellers looking for a close break from the noise.

Thank christhejogger
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It really is a lovely drive from Cape Town towards Cape Point ; lovely beaches and bays, of which Hout Bay is but one. Nature at its finest. Very popular with cyclists obviously too (brave people they are !)

Thank Dirk W
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Reviewed 2 days ago

love the drive through chapmans peak to hout bay stoppping over for lunch at MAriners wharf for the famous freshly fried seafood & a lovely stroll thorugh on the beach. lovely curio shops, fresh seafood to pruchase and boat rides. sometimes can catch a glimpse...More

Thank Kumpat
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It seems like Cape Town has the never ending inventory of amazing beaches. I think if I lived here I would always have sand in my shoes.

Thank Khakijo
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful town. Easy living. Nice people. Restaurants with nice fish and ocean food. Will take family

Thank Arthur W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful shoreline drive easterly from downtown Cape Town. Scenic views and spectacular sunsets from here.

Thank LBN2013
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The city of Cape Town could do more to improve the Beachfront of this charming Village to make it more of a Tourist Attraction. It is fragmented & uncohesive.

Thank TheHotelGuru10
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hout Bay is lovely Insofar as it is the beautiful sleepy village far (enough) from Cape Town. It's close enough to Cape Town for you to live there, while dealing with the hustle-and-bustle of the Cape Town CBD, but enjoying the relaxed nonchalant atmosphere of...More

Thank Martin F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was speechless. The weather was amazing when we arrived, cool and sunny. After having lunch at the Mariners Wharf we had ice cream at a nearby ice-cream parlour.

Thank Ruslena
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quaint town with stunning views in every direction. A couple of spots to pull over and take pictures as well.

Thank Ayasha T
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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 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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