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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seal island” (224 reviews)
“fish and chips” (157 reviews)
“mariner's wharf” (37 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Cape Town Central 7872, South Africa
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+27 21 790 7278
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"seal island"
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"fish and chips"
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"mariner's wharf"
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"chapman's peak"
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"snoek"
in 28 reviews
"calamari"
in 31 reviews
"sea lions"
in 25 reviews
"lovely beach"
in 34 reviews
"boat ride"
in 60 reviews
"craft market"
in 32 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 58 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 25 reviews
"cape point"
in 51 reviews
"boats"
in 78 reviews
"fishing"
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"dunes"
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Reviewed yesterday

A lovely fisherman's harbour filled with locals and tourists wishing to experience the latest catch of the seas. The long queues are attended to relatively quickly and one takes one's choice of fish (probably snoek and chips) and sits down at a table on the...More

Thank ernstuken
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped off here with a guided tour. The dock area seems a bit rough. Folks were heckled by locals for getting to close to seals without paying the people who were feeding them. An incident occurred where several of the locals ran a tour...More

Thank futball54
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Harbour is where you will mingle with all the local fishermen, and where the locals cramming the restaurants over weekends. The beach is long and wide and the bay beautiful. We ate at Snoekies. Lovely area for a day trip.

Thank Ronel V
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Reviewed 5 days ago

There is just something so magical about a day spent in Hout Bay. It always has an air of calm and really local vibe is big here. A great place for City dwellers looking for a close break from the noise.

Thank christhejogger
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It really is a lovely drive from Cape Town towards Cape Point ; lovely beaches and bays, of which Hout Bay is but one. Nature at its finest. Very popular with cyclists obviously too (brave people they are !)

Thank Dirk W
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Reviewed 5 days ago

love the drive through chapmans peak to hout bay stoppping over for lunch at MAriners wharf for the famous freshly fried seafood & a lovely stroll thorugh on the beach. lovely curio shops, fresh seafood to pruchase and boat rides. sometimes can catch a glimpse...More

Thank Kumpat
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It seems like Cape Town has the never ending inventory of amazing beaches. I think if I lived here I would always have sand in my shoes.

Thank Khakijo
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful town. Easy living. Nice people. Restaurants with nice fish and ocean food. Will take family

Thank Arthur W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful shoreline drive easterly from downtown Cape Town. Scenic views and spectacular sunsets from here.

Thank LBN2013
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The city of Cape Town could do more to improve the Beachfront of this charming Village to make it more of a Tourist Attraction. It is fragmented & uncohesive.

Thank TheHotelGuru10
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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
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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.
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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
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