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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  • We visited the lovely Hout Bay to take our superb day on the ocean with Steve at Cape Town Fishing Charters. Hout Bay is mainly a fishing port, housing a Tuna fishing fleet and a few private charter.....  more »
  • Houtbay....a small bay but with lots and lots to do and to see. From a museum to an old fashioned library, to restaurants, pubs, boat trips, flee market at the harbour, to fresh snoek and chips at...  more »
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