Although a suburb of Cape Town, Hout Bay is more like a separate and attractive village in an incredibly scenic world of its own.
When anyone mentions Cape Town, Table Mountain is usually what springs to mind, and staying in Hout Bay ensures that you enjoy the most exceptional views of this world-famous landmark and the oceans that surround it. To the north of Hout Bay are the bottom slopes of Table Mountain itself, to the north-west one will see the back of the Twelve Apostles, or Oranjekloof, while to the west are the slopes of the Little Lion’s Head, Karbonkelberg, The Sentinel and Kaptein’s Peak. The Karbonkelberg is a prominent landmark of Hout Bay that overlooks its harbour, and is part of the Table Mountain National Park. It is also a popular location for short hikes and mountain biking.
Where the view doesn’t consist of beautiful mountains and natural Western Cape vegetation, it brings the eye to the bluest of oceans. Hout Bay lies on the Atlantic seaboard of the Cape Peninsula and Hout Bay Beach is simply one of the nicest places you can be. The kilometre-long beach consists of soft white sand and in the near vicinity are plenty of amenities, such as restaurants with delicious seafood menus.
Hout Bay is one of our favourite places in Cape Town and we have no doubt it will become one of yours as well should you decide to stay here during your holiday in the Western Cape. The beauty of the area is truly impossible to describe, you simply have to come and see it for yourself! Contact Us at a suitable time for further advice, great Hout Bay accommodation or customised Cape Town travel itineraries.