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“Bustling harbour area” 5 of 5 stars
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Hout Bay
Cape Town Central 7872, South Africa
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Enclosed by ocean, mountains and wine farms, the former fishing village offers a country affair with some adventure thrown in.
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Harrogate
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“Bustling harbour area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

With its spectacular setting and busy quayside, Hout Bay is a must on any Cape Town itinerary. Fish (of course) is the speciality in the popular, simple restaurants. Visit the African market and then head for lunch.

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“Plenty for the tourist to see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Boat trips and fishing trips are available from the docks, or you can sit and watch the seals being fed by the mouth of the locals....for a small optional fee of course! There are plenty of market stalls selling genuine African goods and a lovely restaurant which fills up quickly so reserve or get there early.

Visited January 2013
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“Stunning view...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

The views here @ breath-taking. Quite a popular spot for decent fish and chips! Very friendly locals. Fish on the Rocks, very, very popular. Very speedy service. Beautiful scenery, whilst you enjoy your lunch!

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“Relaxing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Hout Bay is excellent if you are done with the city scene in Cape Town Central. Hout Bay offers a lovely beach for families and tourists, cape fur seals viewing (need to take a boat out) and a summer market with lots of goodies and foodies

Visited December 2012
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“Great drive through the mountains”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

And if you are looking for the best butcher's counter outside Cape Town then take a trip to Woolworths. Great helpful staff and braai meat to die for

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