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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 Guest Houses

For a more down to earth experience there are guest houses. Less expensive than hotels, they offer a more homey environment, as well as more privacy. Converted from a private house it’s a much gentler environment and for those with furry friends, there are also pet friendly options. They are usually well situated with shops and places of interest nearby. Being so small it offers a much more personal and intimate attention to it’s upkeep, leaving you with a more polished and homely experience.