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Nestled between mountains and ocean, Hout Bay is a charming coastal town in Cape Town, South Africa. Known for its picturesque landscapes and vibrant harbor, Hout Bay is the perfect blend of beach, mountains, and cultural experiences, making it a favorite among locals and tourists alike.

Getting There Hout Bay is located about 20 kilometers south of the center of Cape Town. You can reach there by car, taxi, or Uber. Alternatively, the City Sightseeing Cape Town’s hop-on hop-off bus service has a stop in Hout Bay.


  1. Beaches and Nature: Hout Bay’s sandy beach is perfect for walks, picnics, and sunbathing. The surrounding mountains provide excellent hiking trails with breathtaking views.
  2. Harbor: Visit the bustling fishing harbor to watch the seals and fishing boats, explore the fish market or catch a boat to Duiker Island, home to a colony of Cape fur seals.
  3. Craft Markets: Hout Bay’s Mainstream Mall and weekend craft markets offer shopping opportunities for local crafts, art, and food.
  4. World of Birds Wildlife Sanctuary and Monkey Park: This sanctuary is the largest bird park in Africa and is a must for animal lovers.

Tips & Advice

  1. Food and Drink: Try the locally caught fish and chips at one of the harbor’s seafood restaurants, and stop off at a local brewery for craft beers.
  2. Outdoor activities: Surfing, stand up paddling, and kitesurfing are just a few of the watersports available in Hout Bay.
  3. Chapman’s Peak Drive: Don’t miss the opportunity to drive this scenic route that offers stunning panoramic views over Hout Bay and the Atlantic Seaboard.

With its natural beauty, wildlife, watersports, and charming harbor, Hout Bay offers visitors a unique blend of memorable activities. Whether you’re sun-soaking on the sandy beaches, relishing fresh seafood, or venturing through the famous Chapman’s Peak Drive, Hout Bay welcomes you to enjoy an iconic South African experience.

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