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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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“seal island” (223 reviews)
“fish and chips” (155 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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"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"
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"calamari"
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"sea lions"
in 25 reviews
"lovely beach"
in 34 reviews
"boat ride"
in 60 reviews
"craft market"
in 32 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 56 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 24 reviews
"cape point"
in 51 reviews
"boats"
in 78 reviews
"fishing"
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"dunes"
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Reviewed today via mobile

We stopped at Hout Bay on our Peninsula tour with African Eagle Day Tours and saw the seals. You can do the seal tour by boat however, we saw enough from the shore as they came very close by. There's a lovely yatch marina there...More

Thank Trisstie
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful views and experience seeing this part of the map. The Red tour bus with the blue route is a great way to take in the views. Great places along the way to visit as well. The township tour is very educational to experience.

Thank THPringle
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Everything in this area is break taking so maybe I'm in "view shock" but I highly recommend driving around and just enjoying the views!! The world is too fast paced. Go here and relax.

Thank sarahraver
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I am not a poetic-inclined person, but on visiting the bay I can not stop looking at hills and ocean

Thank Zeituni
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Hout Bay on a sunny Sunday afternoon...what a delight. We had the best calamari we've ever tasted and enjoyed a walk around the bay on the pristine white sand and said hello to the resident sea lion at the Wharf. Stunning!

Thank divingmonkey75
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hout Bay is a lovly fishing village with amazing veiws and great resturants, you can have the freshest seafood ever over there, it has stunning views of the bay and see seals etc. must visit . you can take the tourist red buses to get...More

Thank imi2013
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely fishing village and great restaurant and stall shopping with locals. We took a CapeTown Trike ride here and was great!

Thank Werodeacamel
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We rented a speed rib with a skipper. Had an amazing hour on his boat. Visiting seals etc. saw dolphins. The waves where huge and he handled the boat really well. Worth a go. We had the boat for are selves.

Thank Charlotte G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in an Airbnb house in Hout Bay for a fortnight. There were sixteen of us in the party - all ages from 1 yrs to 70yrs. We were out and about around Hout Bay a lot! The beach is amazing (although the water...More

Thank 555Henri
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the views and energy here are stunning. looking forward to returning, and maybe staying here.. the wind was very strong, on a nice day... can not imagine what it would be like during a storm.

Thank SpiritCurvesGregor
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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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