Hout Bay is surrounded by majestic mountains and has a long sandy beach starting at the Sentinel and ending at Chapmans Peak. The town has a variety of restaurants, bars, coffee shops, craft shops, art galleries and local supermarkets on offer. Local attractions include the World of Birds, boat trips, hiking, weekly markets - the popular Bay Harbour Market being a must to experience, the working fishing harbour, a great tourist attraction with pubs, restaurants and boat trips to Seal Island, the famous Chapmans Peak drive a truly jaw-dropping drive along the coast that rivals the best coastal drives in the world. If you are lucky you may even see the whales.
Hout Bay is also in an ideal location as a base to explore further afield.
Take a drive along the scenic Atlantic Seaboard with the sea on one side and the magnificent 12 Apostles mountain on the other. Sit on the beach at Llandudno or stop off in the trendy Camps Bay at one of the many resturants or bars. This coast line boasts many beaches along the way. Explore Cape Town and the famous V & A Waterfront which are a mere 25 minutes away. A trip up Table Mountain in the cable car is a must for all visitors.
There is a short drive over the Constantia Nek which allows you access to the start of the Constantia wine route for wine tasting and dinner at one of the many award-winning restaurants. Visit the world famous Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Rhodes Memorial or the museum at Groote Schuur Hospital famous for the worlds first heart transplant.
Take a drive over Chapmans Peak Drive into Noordhoek and go horse riding on the beach. Take a walk around the interesting shops and bars in Kalk Bay. Carry onto Simons Town and visit the Penguins at The Boulders, then on to the breathtaking scenery of Cape Point.
Stellenbosch wine route with all its magnificent scenery, famous wine farms and restaurants are also easily explored in day trips.
There is so much to see and do in and around Cape Town you will never be bored or hungry.