Ken’s top 10 recommendations of activities in Hout Bay
Hout Bay is the ideal place to stay during a visit to Cape Town otherwise known as the Mother City.
It is centrally situated so all the main attractions are easily reached. Eg. We are 25mins from the airport and the Waterfront.
Our beautiful valley offers the best in coastal scenery and the green to grey hues of the forest and mountains are soft & restful on the eye yet a short drive to the bright sparkling ocean.
1. Chapmans Peak Drive
Sundowners or even a picnic on Chapmans Peak as the sunsets over the ocean, casting a warm glow over the Sentinel etching this in one’s mind for posterity
2. Hout Bay Harbour
The working Hout Bay harbour is the starting place for a seal island cruise & in its self is truly a place to lose time and get absorbed in some local colour & enjoy seafood.
3. Eating Out
A great variety of cuisines from literally “Fish on the Rocks” to Italian, Chinese & up market restaurants offer a superb taste experience. Several art galleries and unique shops offering all for the adventure minded.
4. Nature Walks
We have some of the finest mountain walks. The upper reaches of the Valley form part of the Table Mountain National Park, off Chapmans peak up to the Silvermine Nature Reserve.
We are on the edge of the original wine estate established by Simon Van Der Stel and one of the famous vineyards still produce Napoleons favourite wine during his incarceration at St’ Helena. Hout Bay has its own vineyards offering wine tasting.
For the beach lovers Hout Bay, Llandudno and for the nudist Sandy Bay are all a few minutes drive.
7. The Bay Market
The Bay market best on Friday night but also during Saturday and Sunday, is vibey with local bands paying at set times, delightful food & numerous original stalls.
8. The World of Birds
The World of Birds a sanctuary offering 400 species of birds and other small animals.
9. Imizamo Yethu
Walking Tours revealing the colourful day to day life & the spirit of “Ubuntu” in township.
10. Activities for the Young
Picnic at Longkloof Weir or climb & walk a monkey bridge & other challenging activities at Constantia Neck.