Hout Bay, Cape Town Central

#5 of 17 in Nature in Cape Town
Water Body · Nature / Park
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 overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.
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  • Oh my, yet another beautiful place and best fish and chips I ever had. I love this place. Would absolutely visit again.  more »
  • Beautiful place to see, great atmosphere. Must eat at 'Fish on the Rocks'. Any fish fresher is probably still swimming. Take pics with seals, see the fisherman leaving and docking. A must see  more »
  • Amazing food, very good service. Such a lovely place. One of my favourites in Cape Town
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