Hout Bay

Hout Bay, Cape Town Central: Address, Phone Number, Hout Bay Reviews: 4.5/5

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Enclosed by ocean, mountains and wine farms, the former fishing village offers a country affair with some adventure thrown in.
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Cindy D
Port Elizabeth, South Africa12 contributions
Wonderful little town
May 2021
such a beautiful; place clean and friendly people was really very awesome to experience. Will definitely recommend a trip here
Written 20 May 2021
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Janavdv
Pretoria, South Africa119 contributions
Beautiful and great fish and chips
Jan 2021 • Couples
Oh my, yet another beautiful place and best fish and chips I ever had. I love this place. Would absolutely visit again.
Written 28 January 2021
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yhismail
Centurion, South Africa15 contributions
Hidden gem
Jan 2021 • Family
Beautiful place to see, great atmosphere. Must eat at 'Fish on the Rocks'. Any fish fresher is probably still swimming. Take pics with seals, see the fisherman leaving and docking. A must see
Written 4 January 2021
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Mark Farmer
Ubud, Indonesia12 contributions
The beach Bar, Hout Bay
Nov 2020
The beach Bar on Chapman's peaks in a new eatery that is open for breakfast and has the most professional staff and amazing menu. I had a Salmon Benedicts breaki and it was " L.A" style, nice portions and great value for money. I would do this place again for the vibe, the food and the friends.
Written 25 November 2020
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The Crystal Tea Cup
Muizenberg, South Africa514 contributions
Exchanging KINDNESS
Nov 2020 • Family
My younger two are 22 and 18 Now (years old)! I found these photographs of a time when they were both still teenagers...

See how my son will do just about anything for his baby SISTER..

I miss them..
I miss just driving out to the BEACH,

Here we had decided to go walk at the flea market only to quickly also take a walk to the cannons in Hout BAY

I guess going off to go study is the same as going to live overseas for a while? I guess not having a car just right now also limits options!

It's just no guess that when we could go sightseeing, we had a BEAUTIFUL time no matter the WEATHER.

You should go experience Hour Bay as many times as possible, since each time is different.

The flea market t'was interesting, INDEED!

The Crystal Tea Cup BRAND Business
Written 10 November 2020
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Ash
Western Cape, South Africa9 contributions
Best seafood
Aug 2020 • Friends
Amazing sea views, great restaurants.Best seafood on the harbour. Awesome place for families, relaxed atmosphere.
Written 3 October 2020
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Steve
London, UK597 contributions
Spectacular views
Jan 2020
When on the road from Cape Town on the Chapman's Peak drive this is the wow photo opportunity. Not to be missed.
Written 3 August 2020
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helen louise L
Cape Town Central, South Africa9 contributions
Hout Bay
Dec 2019
Hout Bay is one of the many beautiful spots to visit when in Cape Town. All three of the access roads into this area are so worth the dirve, one being from Constantia, the wine valley of Cape Town central, the second the coast road from Camps Bay, a truly beautiful seaside route and lastly the world famous Chapmans Peak Drive what to say but WOW! Take time to stop off at Chapmans Peak Hotel for a serving of their fantastic calamari or their prawns complimented by one of SA's award wining ice cold bottles of Kein Constantia Sauvignon Blanc and revel in the views. On weekends attend the vibey Hout Bay market located in the working harbor of Hout Bay, some hidden talent here with food stalls and live entertainment. If it is Italian flavors that you crave look no further than the world famous Massimos, their pizza is rated the best in the southern hemisphere! If you find you are having too much fun then why not spend the night in a magnificent villa located high up on the mountainside above the beach, Villa La Louise, watch the sunset whilst soaking in the jacuzzi wtih a glass of wine and wake up to the sight of the clear blue ocean and the surrounding mountains. In a nutshell dont miss out on visiting Hout Bay
Written 24 April 2020
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Bradford B
Columbus, OH7 contributions
Beautiful area in need of a cleanup
Feb 2020
Most people neglect to see the township in Hout bay. A township is a local slum. Otherwise good area if cleaned up, beautiful beach and views. Clean air, nice landscape.
Written 16 April 2020
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Pete-n-Suzie
Surrey348 contributions
Worth a Visit
Mar 2020
Take a trip to Hout Bay via Chapman Peak Drive, spectacular. We were there to get a trip to seal island. Don't take photo's of the man with the seal hea asks fo money, plenty to see on the island.
Written 16 April 2020
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