Hout Bay is very popular as a base camp for families planning a Cape Town holiday.
Most holidaymakers hire a car from the Cape Town International Airport and take the scenic coastal drive to Hout Bay- about 35 minute drive (longer when you stop to admire the sights!)
While the city centre caters for people that prefer hotels, Hout Bay offers more of an insight into the South African lifestyle with many guest lodges, quaint bed and breakfasts and self catering properties.
Hout Bay is a seaside town, in the middle of the Cape Peninsula. As a result it is a 30 minute drive to four of the Big Five tourist destinations in Cape Town. Cape Town City Centre is 20 minutes away as is Table Mountain Cable Car and the Waterfront- from which tours of Robben Island, boat rides, helicopter tours and much more can be organised.
Hout Bay is surrounded by the Table Mountain National Park, a World Heritage site, and to its northern border is Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and to the west in the most beautiful scenic drive in the country (or the world) Chapmans Peak Drive- which leads to Cape Point nature reserve about a 30 minute drive.
The start of the Constantia Wine Route begins at our northern border as well- the Winelands is about a 40 minute drive and tours can be organised for those that would like to sample some of the produce.
Hout Bay itself has many excellent restaurants, to suit all tastes and to relax after a day of sightseeing.
Hout Bay also has several tourist attractions including Hout Bay harbour- the ninth most visited tourist attraction in Cape Town with its markets and seafood outlets, as well as the popular and reasonably priced boat cruises to Seal Island.
There are also three beaches, picnic spots and hiking trails in the surrounding mountains.
The largest privately owned private bird park- the World of Birds is an unforgettable experience for children and adults alike.
Township Tours give a unique (and safe) insight into informal settlements and is often described as the highlight of people's visit here.
Hout Bay offers quite a variety of accommodation to suit every pocket -book your Hout Bay holiday here