Hout Bay – A Wonderful Suburb Of Cape Town


Hout Bay is situated to the north of Camps Bay and Llandudno and has a unique quiet location near one of the most stunning coastal roads in the entire world. Whether you drive this road during the middle of the day, while the sun sets or during the night, it will always be an amazing experience.

The city is also know for its many Hout Bay Restaurants, some of which serve the best Cape Town Pizza available – it is simply too good to be true! At the entrance of the suburb you will still find a massive forest which had been used in the past by shipwrights when Cape Town was still a colony.

Hout Bay also has several tourist attractions such as the World of Birds. This bird sanctuary is situated in the north of Hout Bay. Here, around 3200 different species of birds can be seen in their natural habitat. World of Birds is the largest bird-park in Africa and you should definitively make your way here on your stay in Cape Town.

The habour of Hout Bay is also a place you should make your way to. Here you can watch fishing boats arrive and unload fresh fish which you can purchase directly at one of the shops or enjoy at some of the restaurants located close by. You will also be able to go on one of these boats and venture to Duiker Island where the majority of seals are staying.

There is also a museum in Hout Bay on St. Andrews Road, where you can inform yourself of the history and the past of Hout Bay. There are also guided tours available should you wish to take one. Right next to the museum, the Veldkos Garden is located, where many indigenous plants can be seen and enjoyed.

In the city centre of Hout Bay, you will be able to explore more than 210 years of history. Many of houses have been restored or maintained giving the city of Hout Bay a charming feel and lots of character. Many restaurants and cafes bring excitement into the city.

During the summer, there is also a fleamarket in Hout Bay – this is happening every four weeks. Here you will find many gifts and souvenirs you can bring back to Europe and impress your friends back at home. Most of the crafts are manufactured by hand and take a lot of patience and skill. For European standards the prices for this kind of work are very reasonable.

If you should be in Cape Town and wish to drive to Hout Bay, the best time would be in the evening, just before the sun sets. You will be able to enjoy stunning view of the ocean while you drive from Camps Bay to Hout Bay on one of the most beautiful coastal roads in the world!

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