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Address: Cape Town Central 7872, South Africa
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+27 21 790 7278
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Enclosed by ocean, mountains and wine farms, the former fishing village...

Enclosed by ocean, mountains and wine farms, the former fishing village offers a country affair with some adventure thrown in.

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Striking beauty

We visit Hout Bay especially to see Seals. As there are boat trips that you can take from here. Hout bay is surrounded by mountain on all 3 sides and one side by Ocean.. beach is... read more

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

We visit Hout Bay especially to see Seals. As there are boat trips that you can take from here. Hout bay is surrounded by mountain on all 3 sides and one side by Ocean.. beach is amazing with crystal clear water, powdery white sand. We spent some time here taking photos and realised it’s quite popular among tourist as well... More 

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Nice bay to visit, quiet with simple pier where you can see up close some seals, good fish and chips, good local music and nice beach but with cold waters

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Kempton Park, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The area is forever buzzing with tourist, curio and the forever standing mariner's wharf....the guys feeding the seals, are an attraction and the visit to the seal island is a cherry on top..

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Met up with a couple of locals (not paid tour guides) who showed me around and took me out for a great dinner. It made for a great excursion from Cape Town. It was a lot of fun to walk around and see all the goings-on. It was nice and relaxing for me. If you don't have your own transportation,... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to stop and have a walk along this unspoilt beach on a hot day. This is a beach that is less touristy and therefore wasn't too busy. The sea is absolutely freezing so dipping our toes in it was about all I could take. A playful seal was surfing the waves close by and in the distance a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Small town developed from fishing harbour. The harbour area is a working fish processing community with boats, factories and business units. The atmosphere can sometimes be a bit unpleasant when the processing plant is in operation. Adjacent are restaurants, cafes, souvenir shops etc at Fisherman's Wharf. The undeveloped branch has beautiful white sand that spreads around the area when it... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hout Bay is a very historical place, discovered by Dutch sailors in 1848. It has a beautiful beach on one side and is flanked by the stunning mountain pass on the other side, along which the annual race is run. In the middle is a beautiful village. There are a number of fish restaurants on the bay which prepare dishes... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A lovely place to stop off the bus as you journey round the Cape. Good place to eat and later to dip your toes into the Atlantic

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We drove but it's a stop on the "open top bus tour" An old fishing place. Interesting museum in the shop.very good fish meal there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hout Bay offers varied restaurants. Chapmans Peak Hotel best calamari in the world been selling this since 1960's and still good. Hout Bay Fish Market also excellent and pub with good music on a Sunday was excellent.

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