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Duiker Island

Hout Bay, South Africa
+27 21 790 7278
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good46%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“boat trip” (8 reviews)
“sea birds” (4 reviews)
“fun to watch” (5 reviews)
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Hout Bay, South Africa
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+27 21 790 7278
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"boat trip"
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"sea birds"
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"fun to watch"
in 5 reviews
"seal colony"
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"cape fur seals"
in 5 reviews
"on the rocks"
in 4 reviews
"take pictures"
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"their natural habitat"
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"great trip"
in 3 reviews
"cape town"
in 5 reviews
"boats"
in 9 reviews
"windy"
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"water"
in 14 reviews
"documentary"
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"hundreds"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We took a boat ride out to the island of seals. As the sea was quite rough, the boat did not stay long. The whole boat trip lasted 45 mins. All passengers could only see the seals from the boat. It is rare to see...More

Thank ZhaoXiuMei
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Go for a seal snorkel experience or if that is too extreme for you - one of the seal boat trips. The seals are great fun to watch. They jump, surf and play. Swimming with seals was a highlight of the holiday for all my...More

1  Thank Woodbine321
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

The trip to Duiker island is a short 45 minutes and you see lots of seals and sea birds, but the smell (actually stench) is overwhelming and lingers long past the end of the trip.

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

We went to Duiker Island to see the Cape Fur Seals colony and it was a great experience. You reach there by a short cruise with a boat from the harbor of Haut Bay. On our way back we had a chance to see some...More

1  Thank Yair K
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

When you first catch a glimpse of the island it is something to behold! Loads of seals on the rocks, moving, make noises, smelling! But it is a beautiful natural sight to see. There are boats that go out there or you can go snorkelling...More

Thank Lottelli
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Thera are a sea lion colony , it's easy to get to teh island and visit takes 1 hour to observe them . In march lot of new babies to see . Don't forget to visit the harbour .....

Thank Alain P
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Took the first boat we saw, actually there is another 15 Rand cheaper. Good trip around to see the seal island and there are plenty there swimming and sitting on Duiker Island.

Thank SimplyFred
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

A fantastic morning snorkelling with the seals. Definitely worth a trip with Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling.

Thank Mr_JB_360
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

A fun 40 minute excursion, in a boat out over the waves to the island, the seals are so great to see. We had plenty of time to see and the boat turned to give good views to both sides. Enjoyed this trip.

Thank PennyOscarson
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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

9th stay in Hout Bay but never been on the Seal trip before! Decided to go as is was a very calm & still morning. Great trip out to see the seals. Only 45 minutes which was ideal. Fantastic views of the coast and Hout...More

Thank Ilkleygirl
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holidaymaddddd
1 January 2018|
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Response from Niek W | Reviewed this property |
Hi Holidaymaddddd, we came to Houtbaai absolutely unprepared so without any booking and we could get our 5 tickets at the counter I the harbor easily. That was off season so I am not sure if that works in the summer... More
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Freestyle579
21 February 2015|
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Response from No1Jo | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, Unfortunately you can only get to the island by boat. There are a few different companies that leave from the harbour, several times a day, weather permitting. The tours are very safe and take different routes... More
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