Hout Bay, Cape Town Central

4.2
#5 of 17 in Nature in Cape Town
A quaint fishing village, Hout Bay is also a popular weekend getaway known for its scenic harbor. Surrounded by mountains and offering access to a picturesque bay, the town and harbor, teeming with fishing boats, offer a bustling dining scene, hailed for its freshly caught seafood. Besides fishing and lounging on the sandy beach, you can find a "Big Wave Spot" off the village coast, where waves can swell up to 14 m (47 ft). Have a picnic, visit the town's famous bird park, or take a boat trip to admire the Cape fur seals on a nearby island. Planning Cape Town trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • Hout Bay is fantastic. Most amazing views from Chapmans Peak. Hout Bay market on a Friday evening and Saturday is a must. Beware the the informal taxi. They stop anywhere anytime and don't obey the ru...  more »
  • On the torist bus route this bay provide great views across the cape area and is used by many locals for all kinds of outdoor activities.  more »
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