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Address: Cape Town Central 7872, South Africa
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+27 21 790 7278
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Enclosed by ocean, mountains and wine farms, the former fishing village...

Enclosed by ocean, mountains and wine farms, the former fishing village offers a country affair with some adventure thrown in.

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Lovley bay with boat rides

Lovely bay with boat rides. We ate the famous fish and chips from fish on the rocks. Boat rides are weather dependent.

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Centurion
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Lovely bay with boat rides. We ate the famous fish and chips from fish on the rocks. Boat rides are weather dependent.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The bay are not that great, but it's a nice place to have a fresh fish and chips. The "Red Bus" can give you a lift up there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hout Bay is a lovely spot to see. We ate at a casual restaurant overlooking the bay. A drive along the road is satisfying as well. Be forewarned: sand everywhere in the eateries!

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dammam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You can rent an apartment for two days to be away from the city and fully enjoy the beach , sand and sunset 🌅 is some thing you will enjoy all the days , sea food restaurant are plenty and the best among them s Codfather sea food and sushi 🍣

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leeds uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this has got to be the best place for calamari in cape town and may be the world its amazing and along with the beer local brew black jack and a view of the bay I had an amazing night with friends will defo visit again on next trip to cape town

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After enjoying a brilliant drive over chapmans peak we descended on the town of Hout Bay and straight to Mariners wharf for what was the best fish and chips I have ever had. The wharf overlooks the harbor with the fishing vessels at rest and the resident seals putting on a show on the jetty or in the clear water... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It takes about half an hour to drive from central Cape Town to Hout Bay. It is a beautiful area - and you get stunning scenic views over the bay as you drive down towards the valley. Hout Bay started as a fishing village. It is a "quaint" town and has a charming "small town" feel about it. It is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic views. Great breakfast venues. Wonderful beach. Gorgeous properties to stay at...highly recommended

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best part about Hout Bay, we weren't overly impressed with the area, there are far better ones close.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The fish restaurant served amazing fish and chips with locally line caught fish. Just be aware of the children beggars especially at the weekends they are very persistent. If yiu are lucky you will see the seals in the harbour

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