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“seal island”(247 reviews)
“fish and chips”(163 reviews)
“mariner's wharf”(39 reviews)
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 yesterday

This village has good shopping, excellent cafes, excellent beaches close by and friendly people. We where there for morning coffee but it would be good to plan your lunch break there. A walk up and down the main street takes no more than 30 minutes...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

The cruise was great, easy to find, more than enough parking and booking tickets was a breeze. On this particular trip the seas were a bit rough but the crew were on board to assist.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank NoorunishaA
Reviewed yesterday

Good stop off place at mariners wharf. I travelled on the mini peninsular hop on and off ride and had a good time

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank yvonnem198
Reviewed yesterday

Head around the coast from Cape Town towards The Cape Of Good Hope lots of stopping places to take great photos from Chapmans Peak.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank simon r
Reviewed yesterday

Great day out. Shallow beach and some good restaurants. Market stalls very reasonable compared to Long Street area. 100 % recommend boat trip to Seal Island R100 per person.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank hotpoint
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful views along the drive the Hout Bay. You can choose between two seafood restaurants, namely Marina's Wharf and Fish on the Rocks for quality tasty seafood meals.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bvrljones
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fish on the rocks are a must try for an early lunch. Try to be there before 12 to avoid the rush. Also, it is always windy - so wear a jersey/jacket! Sinnfull Ice Cream is a must try - yummmy! Try going to hout...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank IshIce
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lovely views...enjoyed walking on the pier and viewing the ships and boats..had the opportunity to take pictures with the seals that are on the pier...best fish and chips sold there!!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank shabeerabdool
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's such a beautiful place. Great people, great food from loads of places to eat and great beer. The wine is pretty good too.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank weekendfor2
Reviewed 6 days ago

great place of beach with fisherman village. the mountain view of apostle twelve is very good sightseeing place

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Fahmie K
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4 January 2019|
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Response from Coryy20 | Reviewed this property |
Some typos in my answer.. sorry but the gentleman is with his sea lion.. not dead lion..if you look at my pics you will see the houts bay pics and sea lion.. enjoy
4 January 2019|
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Response from yvrhy | Reviewed this property |
Hi, i am so sorry to have not replied. I was travelling and didnt get a notification from trip advisor. I hope you went there to have lunch and fun looking at the seals swimming in the ocean?
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7 November 2016|
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Response from LJSJhb | Reviewed this property |
Apparently so. but doubt you will find a spot ! Extremely overcrowded