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Hout Bay

Cape Town 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.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“seal island” (207 reviews)
“fish and chips” (144 reviews)
“mariner's wharf” (35 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Cape Town 7872, South Africa
+27 21 790 7278
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is an absolutely stunning beach! The water is very cold but it was still pleasant to lie on the sand in the sun. I really loved the amount of dogs that were walked along the beach, and many families and their children walked up...More

Thank hdawson6
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of Capetowns hidden gems. Beautiful views lovely restaurants. A lovely way to spent a day or two and explore.

Thank Itchytwiggy
Reviewed 1 week ago

For beautiful items which start with a design using a humble recycled tea bag, do not miss the production facility and retail store at this outstanding social enterprise.Afterwards, we continued our road trip around the spectacular Cape Peninsula and pulled over in a lay-by to...More

Thank Marianne112
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fell in love with Hout bay from the first time I saw it from a red bus tour in 2016 and this year did one better and stayed in Hout Bay its self at a lovely B&B called poseidon that I have also reviewed you...More

Thank KazSlater
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on red bus and then on boat to seal island. After boat trip, wanted food and rather than go into Mariners Wharf, went to fish and chip shack near where the locals feed the seals off the harbour. Only one person in front of...More

Thank Jonofromcas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited as part of a drive clockwise from Cape Town around table Mountain. Well worth the experience and drive for the day. Busy at the weekend however loads of places to stop and wonderful views on a clear day.

Thank Starbarr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The town of Hout Bay is a sort of iconoclastic artists' community with a fierce independence streak (they thought about seceding at one point). At one time, and perhaps even now, they issue their own passports from the Republic of Hout Bay, and I have...More

Thank RebelVirginia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just went here as it is the start of Chapman's Peak Drive and to attend the weekend market. This is full of African made goods, ,clothes, souvenirs etc. Busy. Worth going and we did buy a carved buffalo ! Again you have street guards...More

Thank annej18
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was quite near the hotel where we were staying so easily accessible for us. As we had a car, we visited both Hout Bay and Chapman's peak and we recommend doing both as they are quite near. The views are just amazing: a mixture...More

Thank imteeaz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure to visit Fish on the Rocks. Better fish and chips you will not find in the Western Cape!!! The wind can be a factor so be sure to pack in a nice warm jacket. Also be prepared to be patient as traffic can...More

Thank Jo-Ann B
Nearby Restaurants
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Mariner's Wharf
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733 reviews
.89 km away
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patrick c
6 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