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Address: Cape Town Central 7872, South Africa
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: Enclosed by ocean, mountains and wine farms, the former fishing village...
Enclosed by ocean, mountains and wine farms, the former fishing village offers a country affair with some adventure thrown in.
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Scenic view of the bay and the mountains, and delicious sea food to eat. Have some nice pictures for your FB account as well :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Scenic view of the bay and the mountains, and delicious sea food to eat. Have some nice pictures for your FB account as well :)

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Stayed for three days, using as a base to tour Western Cape. Apart from road maintenance inconveniences, we loved the area and all the places we could reach and visit; good variety of restaurants locally, and a good place to chill

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The drive along Chapman's Peak that brings you to Hout Bay is an engineering wonder that is worth it every single time you do it. Hout Bay has a rustic, peaceful feel about it that is pretty unique in the Cape Peninsula

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I stayed in Hout Bay with friends and found the little beach town to be charming. There are little shops and restaurants and a few beachfront cafes. The beach is wide and flat, but the water is very cold.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Hout Bay has everything. Not to big or to small, good quality restaurants and friendly people. Stupid road closure is not great at moment. Don't scratch beneath the surface at night.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great place to see seals on a tour or in the bay trained by a local he calls the seal he jumps on the harbour wall and throws fish to him as you stroke him and get your pictures done winner all round

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Ogdensburg, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Hout Bay is a valley on the Atlantic seaboard about 20 K from downtown Cape Town. It's an area populated by both beach bungaloes and larger homes. This area developed as a result of the need for timber to repair ships who have anchored in Table Bay before continuing on to the spice islands to the East and the Orient.... More 

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Cape Town
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Wonderful place to visit, but when you dig a little deeper & look at the sea from on high on a clear day you can see the SEWAGE outfall in the bay - not far from where people go diving with seals. Whales & dolphins also visit the bay & have to suffer our constant untreated effluent discharges.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Hout Bay is like going back in time to a traditional fishing village. It has a very relaxed,laid back atmosphere,where you see seals sunning themselves on the harbor rocks. If you want to go out on the boats to seal island then its better to go earlier in the day,as usually towards the afternoons the sea is rough and the... More 

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Driving down from Chapman's Peak where you took amazing photos of Hout Bay, down to the the Hout Bay Hotel for an excellent seafood lunch, with the terrace over looking Hout Bay. Then visit the harbour, walk on the beach.

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Address: Cape Town Central 7872, South Africa
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central

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