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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.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“seal island” (216 reviews)
“fish and chips” (147 reviews)
“mariner's wharf” (37 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Cape Town Central 7872, South Africa
+27 21 790 7278
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Reviewed yesterday

We were meant to visit Hout Bay in the morning of our 'Peninsular' tour, but thankfully the guides changed their minds at the last minute due to the number of people queueing in the morning, compared to the evening - such a great idea on...More

Thank Mono_Jockos
Reviewed 2 days ago

You can take a spectacular drive to Hout Bay and Chapmans Peak. Do not miss this drive, but, please have someone else do the driving so that you won't miss a turn or curve...keep your eyes on the scenery!

Thank Sandy C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Hour bay is along the way to the most southern tip of Cape Town Good Hope We took a private tour and stopped at each area we wanted to take picture and take in the beauty of nature. Benches and picnic area are also good...More

Thank Bettina S
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped here to take the tour out to Seal Island. What a fantastic experience. The views back towards the bay are not bad either.

Thank culpepperscott
Reviewed 6 days ago

Love to walk along Hout Bay beach We park at the Chappies end & walk to the end and visit the market on the Quay. It's a good leg stretcher and you can visit the boutique shops on the way out of Hout Bay like...More

Thank Jane R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a pretty unspoilt bay. Really white sand, very picturesque. A few shops, interesting, and several food/ drink outlets. We got up and close with seals. Well worth a visit.

Thank HalDavies
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only stopped for a moment to enjoy the view while we drove towards another destination. THere are so many beautiful sights and most likely we will take more time on our next visit.

Thank Pamela0222
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very scenic, worth a visit. Lovely coastline, plenary restaurants and a change from the waterfront. People watching is an Olympic sport here.

Thank SandraSStAndrews
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely bay with white sands, and beautiful views of the mountains. The restaurant on the beach has lovely fish and chips!

Thank Margot P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many years ago, when I could and still did run., the Two Oceans Route took us through Hout Bay, and the residents had come up with “ Republic of Hout Bay”. Hout Bay has retained it’s “ village “ feel over the years and is...More

Thank Beechman1
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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