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Hout Bay

Cape Town Central 7872, South Africa
+27 21 790 7278
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“seal island” (184 reviews)
“fish and chips” (126 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Cape Town Central 7872, South Africa
+27 21 790 7278
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you have rented a car or take a day trip, Hout Bay is a good choice. The drive from Cape Town offers truly awe inspiring views. Once you get to Hout Bay, head to the harbour for fish and chips. If your journey takes...More

Thank H H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Stop by to have some nice photo opportunities. Beautiful view of the bay, a great postcard location.

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have visited twice and been disappointed both times because of the lack of activities. The restaurant is nice to sit and watch the sand artist or walkers along the beach.

Thank 2much2miss
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fantastic feed of fish and chips in this charming fishing village is highly recommended as are the souvenir stalls along the foreshore. You can even meet a sal on the jetty if you're lucky.

Thank JummaBee
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Covering an extra day around Cape Town, visiting, touring, wine tasting, ending at the harbor of Hout Bay. Excellent place for chilling dinner on seafood!

Thank Ronald V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sample some snoek (a very bony local fish) that's delish! It's worth the fight with the bones! It is served with wonderful homemade fries and leaves you wanting more!

Thank Yayjay73
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The drive through was amazing. I want to live there some day. Beautiful coast with staggering cliffs. Everything was picturesque.

Thank Ben D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Driving through the coast and seeing the Hout Bay was beyond heaven. The edge is anchored by the rocky peak called the Sentinel. I took so many pictures of the bay because looks good in every angle.

Thank Gingermint
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hout Bay is absolutely beautiful and has everything one could need from amazing views, great beaches, whale watching opportunities, coffee shops, restaurants, and more.

Thank TravelReviewer1983
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really beautiful beach, mostly because of the surrounding high mountains and scenic beauty. Its fun to walk along the beach, but the water is cold (It's supposed to be cold irrespective of time during the year).

Thank GothenburgProfessor
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patrick c
Can you hire sun loungers umbrella etc on beach Hout bay December time
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
I would like to visit cape town for 10 nights is it a good idea to rent a house in Hout Bay and go in the morning to discover cape town?
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
Is there any transportation from cape town to hout bay ??
30 January 2016|
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Response from FarahAbr72 | Reviewed this property |
The red tourist bus will take you to and from the city to Hout Bay and can be taken at your convenience for around $15. It stops at really great tourist attractions on the way and you can hop on and off at your leisure. You... More