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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“seal island” (197 reviews)
“fish and chips” (136 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Cape Town Central 7872, South Africa
+27 21 790 7278
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Reviewed yesterday

Great scenic drive around Chapmans Peak under Table Mountain. Mountains to the sea. Nice beaches around Hout Bay

Thank iomdave007
Reviewed yesterday

You can take a boat to seal island. It usually takes about 20 - 30 minutes boat ride from the pier. I took it as my tour guide suggested but it was just ok for me.

Thank Taeyoung K
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited as a day trip tour, and were contemplating whether or not to take the ferry , but we were glad we did, it was a a lovely ride and we saw the seal Island with so many seals, we also saw a new...More

Thank Vratika A
Reviewed 3 days ago

Hout Bay used to be one of my favourite places to visit but alas, these days, it's not, so be very wary if you visit Hout Bay and don't go wandering off anywhere on your own. The crime has escalated to a disturbing degree and...More

Thank Alexandra M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's just south of Cape Town, nice small bay with a colony of seals up northwest and nice lookout down south. Most of visitors stop for photos before going for a Chapman peak drive.

Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
Reviewed 5 days ago

Cape Town is blessed with a lot of beautiful scenery. Hout Bay falls into this category. Photographically speaking it's great.

Thank yellowpixels
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

As a couple we had visited before, but decided to do a quick stop for a picture for the babies. 3.5 year old had fun running on the beach. We were full from late breakie, but if not the fish & chips from the shop...More

Thank DeeMoo16
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sheltered bay with tall mountain peaks and large beach. If you like beaches, this is a place to see. Water not warm at time we were there (September), but the views more than made up for it. The drive on a toll road (Chapman's Peak...More

Thank kurtt225
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent time in Haut Bay training with the NSRI/ ASR team stationed there. The bay is amazing, beautiful and COLD. The NSRI/ ASR team located in Haut are exceptional people who volunteer their time to provide one of the most impressive Rescue Team's in...More

Thank Surfer L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful bay, beautiful beaches and quieter than some other areas. We didn't stay long, but it seemed more sheltered than other places we had been. We saw several restaurants and must be a popular place to eat as many people were doing just that. Nice...More

Thank igolfCA
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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
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.
Michael e
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