Hout Bay Lookout
Hout Bay Lookout
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Andrew B
Lincoln, UK12,154 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
In reality there are several Lookouts for great views of Hout Bay and it's environs. I would recommend doing the Chapmans Peak Drive from the Noordhoek side towards Hout Bay. There are a few lay byes on the left side after the peak and heading down towards Hout Bay.

However there are two large pull offs with plenty of car parking and also toilets and picnic tables which on a lovely sunny day give absolutely spectacular and glorious view of Hout Bay, the beach and it's back drop and the surrounding area.

I could spend all afternoon here admiring the views which in my opinion are some of the loveliest in Cape Town and that is saying something.
Written February 24, 2020
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Jonesy N Deb J
Perth, Australia141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Had the opp to drive from here to Cape of good hope...what an indescribable coastal drive. So much to see you didnt know where to look.
Written June 6, 2019
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Olive C
Lytham St Anne's, UK298 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Absolutely stunning....the view of the Bay is simply out of this world...the sheer splendor of the vista will fill you with awe and wonder...take your time...absorb the beauty before you...sundowners perhaps? and/or a picnic...??
Written March 7, 2020
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL21,653 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
Stopped at the lookout for a few picturesque shots, and really enjoyed the views all around. The mountains meeting the ocean is simply gorgeous!
Written August 11, 2019
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Sachin K
New York City, NY6,507 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
The Hout Bay Lookout is absolutely picturesque. I would very highly recommend taking a stopover at this lookout when driving from Cape Town to Cape Point, to any traveler. It is a nature lover’s and a photographer’s delight.
Written July 25, 2019
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Malin_o_Jonas
Halmstad, Sweden848 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
Stay here to take a moment and enjoy the views of Hout Bay and all the mountins. The Chapman Peak drive is a beautiful road and it's a must to stay here for some photos.
Written January 20, 2019
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Dkkeeling
Hong Kong, China2,467 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
Perfect view almost
Lovely scenic area just outside Cape Town about 40 drive
A must see look going to Cape Point
Written December 24, 2018
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Wendy G
Tampa, FL194 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
Make sure you pick a sunny day, anytime of the day is good but sunset is the best. You may even catch a whale in the bay. Superb views that cannot be beaten. Picnic stops along the way too.
Written August 14, 2017
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fiamma11
Tysons Corner, VA5,698 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
There are lookouts and then there are spectacular lookouts onto beautiful vistas. This one is superlative and should not be missed.
Written December 31, 2022
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Cairokid
Maidenhead, UK1,181 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is a must-see thing to do. The views over the bay are fantastic. You get there along Chapmans Peak road.
Written February 26, 2020
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