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“Great place to start your Tour de Kaap” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hout Bay

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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Beverwijk
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great place to start your Tour de Kaap”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Hout Bay must have been hip, hot & happening in the sixties, it's not very interesting now, but you do find some good restaurants there, like Kitima (Asian food) and Luigi's (Italian food). We stayed at guesthouse/B&B Thandekayo, terrific place. Say hi to Banda for me!

Visited January 2013
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Billericay
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“Evening gettaway from the city centre”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Great resturants, views and sunsets made this place a nice short gettaway from the town centre. Worth the short drive!

Visited February 2013
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Springfield, VA
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“Super Seal watching”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We stopped in Hout Bay for a short break on the way to Cape Point. We went on one of the cruises to Seal Island. Fortunately, the scenery is so breathtaking that even a boat full of really obnoxious screaming people seems unimportant (we were just a handful of folks that were not with one LARGE group). The boat certainly gets good,close views of the seals and turns around so both sides could see the cuties. We also took a ton of shots of the dramatic cliffs, clouds, and amazing water colors. The trip was well worth the small fee for the boat.
Upon return, loads of folks from our boat stopped to enjoy the Cape Minstrels and the craft market, but if you are going around SA at all, you will see many markets with similar offerings.

Visited January 2013
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Foz do Iguacu, PR
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“Wow - Better than I expected”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

I must confess I visited Camps Bay and I thought "Fantastic" but on reflection I actually prefer Hout Bay, there seems more to do here and appears a nicer area. Plenty of hotels / bars / beach and close to many good attractions.

Visited February 2013
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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“Great Place just outside Cape Town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Great place to stay if you need to be outside of the bustling city of Cape Town - only 20 minuets away and that was in heavy traffic, lots to do and on the door step to every where

Visited January 2013
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