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“Best Place To Stay When visiting The Cape”
Review of Hout Bay

Hout Bay
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$149.43*
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Half-Day Cape of Good Hope Private Tour from Cape Town
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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
Somerset Village, Bermuda
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367 reviews
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“Best Place To Stay When visiting The Cape”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

Location location location!
It is perfectly situated for access to Chapmans Peak, Cape Point, Cape Town only 20mins, Camps Bay, Clifton, Constantia etc etc but also its a good beach for waking & a plethora of safe eating establishments you are spoiled for choice.
Ideal base for exploring Western Cape.

Visited February 2014
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Karlskrona, Sweden
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“Seals”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

We made a stop in Hout's Bay only to be able to take the ferry to Seal Island. It's a 30 min ferry ride and you get to see a lot of seals. Very nice! There were some high waves on our visit and the crew were good enough to inform us where the life vests where and repeatedly encouraged us to hold on, switch sides to avoid water from the waves and so on. Very good (and, sadly, unusual) to get this sort of information on a tourist boat!

Visited December 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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“Worth a couple of hours or more”
Reviewed January 31, 2014

Hout Bay is a cool town with a nice harbor. The beach isn't spectacular so go to Camps Bay or other places for lying in the sun. However, the harbor is the main attraction with many fishing boats and the opportunity for having fresh fish and chips. My wife really enjoyed her food at one of the local places. We did take the 45 minute trip by boat to Seal Island. I would rate this activity very high and would recommend it. The cost was around $4 per person. We enjoyed our afternoon at Haut Bay

Visited January 2014
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“lovely drive with a scenic view”
Reviewed January 31, 2014

a nice scenic drive and in the town a must to eat at the famous FISH ON THE ROCKS. the fish is tasty, fresh and with quick service.

Visited December 2013
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Norddeutschland
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“Good picture opportunities”
Reviewed January 31, 2014

If you go for the Chapman´s peak drive you will go around this bay anyway but it is just another good argument to do the trip. I strongly recommend driving the peak driv up to North so you can have spledid picture opportunity and also have a wonderful view down to the water.

There also is a wonderful beach but bathing is only for those who like their water cold, 16 Celsius is about the best it gets.

Visited January 2014
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