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Address: Cape Town Central 7872, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 21 790 7278
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Enclosed by ocean, mountains and wine farms, the former fishing village...

Enclosed by ocean, mountains and wine farms, the former fishing village offers a country affair with some adventure thrown in.

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Pretty little town

I have visited Hout Bay previously and always thought it a pretty little place but on our trip last month, the weather was fantastic and the views across to Cape Town central were... read more

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have visited Hout Bay previously and always thought it a pretty little place but on our trip last month, the weather was fantastic and the views across to Cape Town central were absolutely amazing. My husband grew up in what was then a tiny town, but is now a fairly large and developed area, so it was a trip... More 

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Thank Temer2
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We travelled from Cape Town around over ou kaapse weg through Noordhoek and over Chapmans Peak. Beautifull scenery and a nice drive. Not as much traffic as through Constantia. The harbour area was busy...but not crowded. In the old harbour area is some good eateries and craft brews. A easy escape route from Hout Bay is through to Camps Bay... More 

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Thank Gerhard V
Saintfield, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited here on my day trip to the Care of Good Hope. Had a coffee and enjoyed the view. A short stop and I didn't do the boat trip to see seals. However, the views of this place were amazing from my tour minibus as it climbed the road heading down the coast.

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Thank Capt007Pugwash
Pretoria, South Africa
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Why would you miss out on this Bay, simply just awesome, enough restaurants to choose from, the best of the best, o how i just love South Africa, always so much to do and see, it just let u feel so special. Hout Bay on your way to all the great routes. A simply must. . . .

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Thank Estelle D
Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Gorgeous bay. We took a tour here and went on the boat to durker Island to see the seals. The view from chapmans peak drive of the bay is impressive and something I will always remember.

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Thank Deh085
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Doesnt appear to be much happening here except for a populated beach and a seafood restaurant. Pleasant view of sea inlet and mountain.

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Thank roryjdoyle
Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hout Bay is a beautiful little town with lots to offer. There's a variety of restaurants all very casual, a marine antique shop and a lovely indoor market with just about everything you could wish for.

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Kilwinning, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Passed through here on bus tour then drove along few days later. Was easier on the bus for the driver, as the views are amazing. Also managed to stop off a couple of places for some great photos. Worth the visit.

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Thank Kilwinnkie
Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Hout Bay is a beautiful little town and rich in history. I'd recommend it to many of my friends and family.

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Thank OfficialByronUK
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This beach is on the hop on red bus route. 20/30 mins drive from CapeTown. Gorgeous sandy beach. Lots if lively bars and restaurants, lovely area worth a visit

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