Hout Bay travel guide
The delightful harbor village of Hout Bay is one of Cape Town’s most popular neighbourhoods. It is situated at the foot of the scenic Chapman’s Peak drive at the end of the Atlantic Seaboard (past Llandudno) and features an attractive beach and beautiful rugged mountains. There is plenty to see and do in Hout Bay – so much so that you could easily spend a whole week exploring the place before you even feel the need to venture out to the rest of Cape Town
Hout Bay Highlights
The following list of suggested things to do in Hout Bay was submitted by Intaba Lodge in Hout Bay.
Take a drive along the breathtaking Chapman's Peak all the way to beautiful Noordhoek
Encounter marine life – the Seal Island tour departs from Hout Bay harbor – seals, dolphins, whales in season) and sharks can be seen on this trip.
Dine out at one of the many restaurants, delis, cafes and pubs in Hout Bay. Intaba Lodge recommends Kitima, Pure3 and Mariners' Wharf.
Hout Bay offers two great options for market lovers. Shop till you drop at the indoor Bay Harbour market (Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays) where you can also enjoy a delicious fresh meal. Support the Lions Club by attending their crafts market on Sundays.
Head for the hills – go hiking along one of the many trails in the surrounding mountains, or in the beautiful Orangekloof Nature Reserve where you’ll feel like you’re far away from civilization.
Hang out with the locals – have sundowners at Chapman's Peak Hotel restaurant terrasse or enjoy live music on Friday nights at Pakalolo restaurant. Visit the ‘smallest pub in the world’ for fun.
Our Portfolio of Hout Bay Accommodation
Portfolio offers luxurious and comfortable accommodation at a select number of hand-picked B&Bs, Guest Houses and cottages in and around Hout Bay.
Whether you prefer to be near the town centre or the beach or the mountain, all of our Hout Bay establishments are within easy reach of everything!
Hout Bay gets very busy over the December / January holiday season but those who enjoy a fun summer vibe won’t mind. Other guests may prefer to come in the cooler quieter months.
(Image: Intaba Lodge)