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“Family visit”

Bay Harbour - The Market
Ranked #3 of 21 things to do in Hout Bay
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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69 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Family visit”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

There are lots of informal traders selling items from sea shells to shark teeth. One may find it interesting to watch the fishing boats coming in and the boats contents being bargained over. A resident attraction is the enormous male seal that a local hand feeds, for a small monetary contribution he will entice the seal to do all sorts of antics. The man offers visitors a piece of fish to feed the seal too! Remember though that this is a wild animal and that you do so at your own risk. There are good eating establishments in a walking distance.

Visited April 2013
Thank JeanetteFox
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews
“very upmarket and different”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

A great social experience, great food, live music...just a wonderful atmosphere. Many different and unique items to purchase...from vintage to modern...hand made to commercial

Visited October 2013
Thank Lyndsay A
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Mariental, Hardap, Namibia
2 reviews
“Schooltour of Danie Joubert from Mariental, Namibia”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

We loved all the friendly people of the Western Cape, the lovely scienery. And of course... the mountain. The kids had a enjoyable and learnfull time. We visited the Oseanaruim, science sentrum, paintball, Monkey town and lots more.

Visited August 2013
Thank Annemarie J
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187 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Don't think twice, just go”
Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

After a beautiful Sunday drive to get to Hout Bay, we found this almost hidden indoor market. I could stay there all day ! Not your usual market junk, but great quality food, music, devine honey, coffee, beautiful teapots, beer, fresh juices & tarts, it just doesn't stop. Walking outside you are met with a full view of Hout Bay and the mountain backdrop. Heavenly

Visited September 2013
Thank TravelBabeSA
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Go to where the local go to”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

First I want to say those who are you are checking this place means you are all lucky, as this place is not really a tourist attraction among the tons of famous places in Cape Town, but it's such a cool place to be.

I wouldn't even know this place if it's not by my friend, and I instantly liked this place the second I walked in.

You can find not only the local crafts and souvenirs but also some very trendy items here, and everything is so well made, totally different from the things you can find from Green Market or any other small markets. But I guess the price is also higher too here. Another highlight is the food here, there are is a big food court and you can try a lot of different food here, and they all taste amazing deciduous, I tried the Mexican food and a bunch of other food, I wish I could have a bigger stomach to try more! So if you are a good lover you should visit this place.

There is also a live music stage, and a band plays Africa music there. It's a great experience just to hold a glass of beer, listen to the music and stroll around to check the different stores. I would highly recommend you to go!

Visited August 2013
Thank Jimmy W
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