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When one arrives in Hout Bay one cannot help but to stop and stare, the mountains, the valley, the ocean, the beach, the harbor - Hout Bay has it all and more.

Hout Bay (Wood Bay in English) was given it name way back in 1652 by Jan van Riebeeck after the dense forest found there used to repair ships and build housing for the cape Colony.

There are numerous activities in and around this little hamlet, from hiking and mountain climbing to sea kayaking, fishing and surfing. One of the more popular attractions is the boat ride out to "Seal Island" were 10 000's of fur seals play in water infested by Great White Sharks.

The World of Birds is a great stop over for the kids and those interested in birding.

If you is lucky to be in Hout Bay at the right time (sometime in mid winter) there is a "Big Wave" surfing competition called "Red Bull Big Wave Africa", some of the biggest waves in the world are surfed here.

One of the attractions here that you cannot miss out on is the Fish and Chips (also try the Calamari and Chips) found were the beach meets the harbor - without question some of the best you will have in South Africa.

All photographs have been taken by us here at Uyaphi.com with the sole purpose of showcasing Hout Bay and the surrounding area from our point of view.

Hout Bay South Africa

  • Cape Town Restaurants

  • Cape Town Restaurants
  • A short and brief selection of Restaurants in Cape Town that we at Uyaphi.com love to visit. These are not tourist traps and we have not been paid to feature any on these establishments! Good service, good prices, great food and a dinning experience that is slightly different is what we look for.
  • Cape Town by Helicopter

  • Cape Town by Helicopter
  • From ZAR 750.00 pp
  • Scenic flights over Cape Town and her surrounding attractions including Camps Bay, Hout Bay, False Bay and all the the way down to the magnificent Cape Point. We offer six distinctively different options for you all the the best prices.
  • Cape Peninsula Tour

  • Cape Peninsula Tour
  • From ZAR 760.00 pp
  • See for yourself why this spectacular Cape Peninsula became known as the 'Fairest Cape', we take in Camps Bay, Clifton, Hout Bay, Chapman's Peak Drive, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Simon's Town & the Penguin colony.
  • Cape Town Shark Diving

  • Cape Town Shark Diving
  • From ZAR 1 500.00 pp
  • Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai, South Africa was voted the Best Underwater Experience in the world by Lonely Planet in 2011, and not much has changed since then. This is you chance to get up close and personal with one of natures miss understood creatures.
  • Uthando Tours

  • Uthando Tours
  • From ZAR 720.00 pp
  • A selection of tour experiences are available, all offering that often missing link between the traveller and local communities in and around Cape Town with an insight into the rich cultural diversity that is South Africa.