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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  • What an interesting little bay! This old traditional fishermen's village is great to visit for a few hours or half a day. The water is amazing, the harbour has many seals around and there are a few...  more »
  • Only planned to drive through it but we had to stop for a few minutes to take in the view. Well worth taking the scenic route to Cape Point through Chapman’s Peak (50 rand toll)!  more »
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