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Review of Hout Bay

Hout Bay
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US$66.02*
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Cape Peninsular Day Tour from Cape Town
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Enclosed by ocean, mountains and wine farms, the former fishing village offers a country affair with some adventure thrown in.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 25 June 2014

hout bay is a great little suburb easy reached by bus from cape town if you don't have transport. it's big enough to offer a few shopping malls, some good restaurants and a nice beach. so it could be a good day trip for anyone who wants to get out of cape town for a day. last time i was there i happened to sit next to jackie chan, the chinese movie star, in a restaurant in the harbour.

Thank larslindbeck
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

It is awesome!!! It is well worth the time and money if you are going to be in SA during the winter months (our summer months.)

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Reviewed 7 June 2014

this is what makes the Cape so great, within 20 minutes from central town one can escape to a fishing village and get completely lost in the moment. First, the drive from Cape Town is most scenic as you amber long the coast over a hilltop to get into the Republic of Hout Bay. A stop at Mariner's wharf is a must for good olde fashion fish and chips. Buy and ice cream and one can walk around the pier looking at the fishing trawlers and people feeding seals while appreciating the view of Chapmans Peak. If your timing is right, you can witness fish being offloaded from the fishing trawlers. Photos are a must. A drive to the canons is interesting and a drive to the nearby beach is worth the while. Dunes, an Italian restaurant on the beach is both scenic and offers good food. great place to laze a lunch with kids.

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Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

One of the most relaxing places. The mountain ranges make for some fantastic views. The walk on the beach here is so wonderful. If you have time make it a point to go. You won't regret it

Thank PrashantKhullar
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

This place is beautiful, the beach and the harbour have so much character and the people have so much flair. We were entertained by one of the locals and a seal. Make sure that you buy some fresh snoek from trawlers before 12 noon if you are planning on making your own lunch or try Marines Wharf Restaurant or walk to the market, with lots of fabulous food stalls and crafty knick knacks. Overall a wonderful morning and afternoon spent in Hout bay.

2  Thank Sonja N
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