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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  • Hout Bay is one of the many beautiful spots to visit when in Cape Town. All three of the access roads into this area are so worth the dirve, one being from Constantia, the wine valley of Cape Town...  more »
  • Most people neglect to see the township in Hout bay. A township is a local slum. Otherwise good area if cleaned up, beautiful beach and views. Clean air, nice landscape.  more »

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