Exciting Hout Bay Activities
Hout Bay is a Cape Town fishing village with a distinct character and ambience. Once
a logging and fishing town, this Atlantic enclave has retained the ambience of a rural
outpost and is famed for both its superb seafood and scenic attractions.
Hout Bay harbour
Hout Bay is home to a working fishing industry based around the town’s charming
harbour. The harbour is a hub of activity during weekends and holidays, with various
fish-and-chips outlets serving freshly caught
seafood. Succulent fresh fish is also available at
bargain prices from local fisherman.
During December, the village hosts the wildly
popular Hout Bay Harbour Festival, a three-day
celebration of the town’s culture and culinary
heritage. This festival gives visitors the
opportunity to sample seafood, purchase arts and
crafts or simply relax and enjoy various musical
acts and theatre performances.
The World of Birds
The World of Birds is one of Hout Bay’s most famous attractions and one of the
world’s largest bird parks. Open year-round, World of Birds gives visitors the
opportunity to walk through the park’s many large aviaries, where they can view a
vast array of bird species up close.
The World of Birds is also popular for its simian inhabitants. You’ll have a chance to
visit the monkeys in the Monkey Jungle, and even have miniature squirrel monkeys
clamber over you as you relax and take in the fun on the Jungle’s sunny lawn area.
Chapmans Peak Drive
Don’t miss out on a journey along the Chapmans Peak Drive when staying in Hout
Bay accommodation. Recognised as one of the most beautiful coastal drives on the
planet, the Chapmans Peak Drive offers breathtaking views of the Cape Peninsula’s
rugged Atlantic seaboard.
Don’t forget to stop off at the Chapman’s Peak
Hotel en-route to Hout Bay. The hotel’s restaurant
is world renowned for the excellent seafood it
serves, and there’s no better way to appreciate
the views than by lingering over the restaurant’s