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“A Great Day Out” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hout Bay

Hout Bay
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$127.07*
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Half-Day Cape of Good Hope Private Tour from Cape Town
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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34 reviews
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“A Great Day Out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

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).

Visited January 2013
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Miami, Florida
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“booring”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

just because there's a man feeding seals at the harbor I had an okay time.. If the day of your visit no boats are sailing off to the sea you will find yourself trapped on this boring bay

Visited January 2013
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Gauteng
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“Seal Island a must!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Take a trip with drumbeat charters to visit seal island and then go have a cassata icecream across from them - wont regret it

Visited January 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“A nice break on the way to Table Mountain Park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Hout Bay is worth stopping at on your way down to Cape Point. A visit to Mariners Wharf to see the daily catch in the fish market is interesting. The views from the other side of the bay are even nicer.

Visited September 2012
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Mashhad, Iran
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“Haut Bay is very Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

In haut Bay you can find lots of nice Views. it has a very nice weather in March and April. Its the place that you can take baots to Seal Island. There are lots of souvenir shops there where the prices are reasonable after Bargain!!!
The peaks, the roads and the residents are all very good.
Just try to visit there when you travel to cape town.

Visited April 2012
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