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Hout Bay is a place of great beauty. Stretching along a river in a valley surrounded by magnificent mountains, it faces a wide sweep of white beach on a heavenly blue bay.

A small seaside town on the Atlantic Ocean, it is surrounded by dramatic scenery and nature reserves, about half an hour’s drive out of Cape Town.

Hout Bay has some of the most exquisite views of the Cape and is accessible from three mountain passes, Suikerbossie, Constantia Nek and Chapman’s Peak. The mountains shelter the bay, soaring up on one side to the Sentinel, and the rocky cliffs of Chapman’s Peak on the other side.

The quaint little town developed from a fishing village. Hout Bay is a popular seaside resort as  well as one of the busiest harbours in the Western Cape. With a working fishing fleet, it is an important centre of the snoek, tuna and crayfish industry. The boats can be... Show more

About Backpacker

For those who are a little adventurous and enjoy the company of other travellers, you can decide to stay at a Backpackers. Often having to share a room with others as well as costs, it is incredibly inexpensive. Often the best choice for those who may be just passing through or will be occupied for the majority of their day. It comes with the most basic amenities and is often formed as part of a bar or similar establishment. Not recommended for those who want privacy, this is best suited for those who wouldn’t mind meeting various other interesting travellers.