Hout Bay is a terrific place to spend a day (or longer). The markets are a draw-card with plenty of bargains to be had - must haggle though! All very bright and colourful. Fisherman's Wharf has arguably the best seafood on earth - grab the furthermost table from the front door for the best views, right in the corner. And try the King Clip (not hake!). The harbour is a hive of activity at the right time and there are plenty of great photo opportunities of the bay and surrounding mountains. The police station being swallowed by the sand dunes is worth a visit if not for the unusual spectacle of just that. And a photo of a young kid with the inadvisable penchant for feeding a seemingly semi-tamed but wild seal bits of fish from his mouth is a must, but he want some sort of remuneration (think I would too).
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