This quaint harbor on the western side of the Cape Peninsula has a seaside charm that attracts both travelers and locals to its sheltered shores. Whether it’s sampling ocean-fresh seafood from one of the restaurants lining its harbor or exploring the shelves of world-class antique shops, Hout Bay has proved itself a worthy destination despite its small size. Visitors love wandering along the bustling docks where commercial fishing boats unload their daily catch, and its close proximity to Seal Island and World of Birds makes it a perfect lunch stop on a tour of the Cape.

Practical Info

Hout Bay is a 20-minute drive from the center of Cape Town, halfway between Cape Town and Cape Point. A number of tours stop at the Bay as they travel along the Cape Peninsula, but there’s also plenty of parking in the harbor, too.

Tours & Tickets

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Cape Peninsula Tour from Cape Town

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 166 Reviews

See all the top sights along South Africa’s Cape Peninsula on this full-day tour from Cape Town. With a mix of independent sightseeing and guided visits, ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $72.06

Cape Town Super Saver: Cape Point Highlights Tour plus Wine Tasting in Stellenbosch

4.5 star rating: Recommended 52 Reviews

With this Cape Town Super Saver you'll get two best-selling tours at one discounted price. Combine Cape Point with a Stellenbosch wine tour. You'll experience ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.01
$91.55 Save $2.54

City Sightseeing Cape Town Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 95 Reviews

Explore the best of Cape Town’s world-famous attractions aboard an open-top, double-decker City Sightseeing bus! With two routes to choose from, this hop-on ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: Varies

From USD $17.47

Cape Point Sightseeing Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 33 Reviews

Take a scenic drive down to the stunning Cape Point, part of the Table Mountain National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This half day tour is the easiest ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 4 - 4.5 hours

From USD $52.56

3-Day Western Cape Highlights Trip from Cape Town

See the very best of South Africa’s Western Cape on an action-packed 3-day trip from Cape Town! After enjoying dramatic coastal scenery along the Cape ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $254.32

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