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Address: Cape Town Central, South Africa
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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A great market - come hungry

The Hout Bay market that is open on the weekends has wonderful crafts and also great food vendors. Don't miss it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Princeton, New Jersey
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Princeton, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

The Hout Bay market that is open on the weekends has wonderful crafts and also great food vendors. Don't miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

They have a great restaurant there mariners wharfe you do need to book nothing much else there be careful after dark.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This is a great little town with a nice little Market and you can get a boat to see the Sentinal be warned it will be an exilarating ride it gets pretty bouncy but you will see Seal Island too worth a trip out for sure!

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Durham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The most beautiful beach to walk along, buzzing atmosphere in the small harbour and a great place for fish and chips!

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Nice sandy beach, but sandstorm often appears due to the wind. The water was really when we visited, but the sun was nice!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The big draw in Haut Bay is the Seal Island Cruise. Well worth the nominal fee the 30 minute cruise takes. Thousands of seals out on seal rock. The subsequent drive up through Chapman's peak overlooking the bay is spectacular.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Great seafood restaurant at Hout Bay. Lovely views over the Atlantic Ocean with fishing boats & white sandy beach.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

beautiful beach, friendly locals. Lots of choice for eating out. Some really good meals ragafellows and sporos to name 2 of our favourites. Enough shops to buy any must have items. Laid back feel.

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Small beach and bay. Fellow there who feeds the seals and calls them by name. He will happily oblige for a few Rand! Great fish and chips.

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Bazaruto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Awesome little market on Fridays, good food, good drinks and lots of interesting art, crafts, clothing and more. Try to avoid if you dont like big crowds, this place was packed! Still very enjoyable.

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