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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%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“seal island” (186 reviews)
“fish and chips” (130 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Cape Town Central 7872, South Africa
+27 21 790 7278
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Driving to Hout Bay gives you great ocean views and this place has many eating places to give you a real Cape Town experience

Thank Vishan2014
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great days out visit to the fairest Cape. Special views of the ocean, mountains and harbour. Excellent Restruarant's. Recommended.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Hout Bay in route to Chapman's Peak Drive. It was easy to get to and offered many great photo opportunities. There are several shops to check out and a few sea front restaurants as well. While visiting, be sure to keep an eye...More

Thank CloudPotatoes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome scenery. Had the opportunity to view seals right on the shore. Excellent fish and chips from the wharf. Collin and Pratisha

Thank naidoo665
Reviewed 1 week ago

basically just a small tourist trap town. however we were able to exchange money at this location. Otherwise would not have stopped

Thank SanDiego333
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely love the atmosphere. Local talent providing music and you can buy the cd for cheap. So an awesome vibe and truely local. From the rob that's being fed by a guy and you can touch him. To the people making the most beautiful music....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view is absolutely fantastic. Definitely a must see. I'd recommend doing a driving tour which takes you to hout bay as this gives you a lot of flexibility. Having a good guide is a great asset

Thank fk10875
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the hop on off busy to Hout Bay where we spent most of the afternoon. There are a few restaurants here but they get very busy and waiting times can be rather long. Go early to get a good spot. The beach here is...More

Thank arpegiator
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the market in Hout Bay and it was great. Living in the U.K. And in the south west you dont see much diversity in craft, clothing and art so this was great... the food stalls again were diverse and offered a wide selection....More

Thank nadinemashingaidze
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very dissatisfied looked on web sit said they did tours 3 times a day this is not so check first wast of trip please keep Webb site up to date

Thank Lorraine N
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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