Hout Bay, Cape Town Central

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#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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  • Capetown has several bays and all of then are beautiful! Hout Bay is one of them and it is gorgeous. There are several places where you can have a great meal  more »
  • You can go with the Bus red here to socialize to wander large seals lying on the shore. Fresh fish is brought in to the shore cleaned and the parts of the fish go to the seals. Definitely do
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  • An insular small town around the corner from Cape Town. Has many restaurants, crafty shops, tourist accommodation and lovely views over the bay if you can get an elevation. The fresh fish shops and Wo...  more »
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