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Soft sandy beach

This is a popular beach to the locals and visitors. The beach can get crowded in holiday season... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jacques B
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Pretoria, South Africa
enclosed beach

We took the sight seeing bus to Hout bay. The Hout bay beach is enclosed and the locals frequent... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
SHDD
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

You get a good walk along the shore there and back bare foot in the waves. WE saw some jellyfish on the shoreline and plenty df seals in the harbour area

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GMH153
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a popular beach to the locals and visitors. The beach can get crowded in holiday season, but there was still enough space for everyone. The water was a bit cold, but that did not keep anyone from getting in.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jacques B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited over the December holidays and it was lovely. It's such a family friendly beach with people walking their dogs and kids playing on the shore. We really enjoyed our visit and didn't want to leave! A must visit for everyone.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TheParkers8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely secluded beach with pretty views on the beach, harbour and mountains. The most glorious sunsets in the world! Many places to eat that suits every budget, enough safe parking with friendly people all over. Seal feeding time is informal and quite an experience! Don’t...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Maraisl3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the sight seeing bus to Hout bay. The Hout bay beach is enclosed and the locals frequent this beach often especially in the weekends The scenery around this beach is beautiful. There are many fish and chips restaurants around here like the Mariners...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SHDD
Reviewed 19 November 2018

Great place to end the day with the sunset view. Mountains behind and high waves sea in front. Surfers are enjoying this beach as people, kids with dogs as well.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mohsens2002
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

If you do the blue bus route this is one of their stop. Stop in for the lovely beach or just the best fish and chips here. The beach is a grand and very beautiful beach. Quite an inviting beach ...just that it was winter...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

You cannot miss Hout Bay Beach while you are in Cape Town - For multiple Reasons - a) This is where stop number 22 of the City Sightseeing bus is b) This is where you get the best local artisan stuff sold by locals very...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sachin0408
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Lovely place to walk with the dogs. The water is very cold so it's not great for swimming although the kids are usually game.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank civharas
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Lovely beach this, for a walk after a delicious lunch. The surrounding mountains are magnificent and it's fun watching the seals playing in the harbour.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank SourcererS
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