It's easy to see why this stunning bay is called the Heart of the Cape. Only a 30 minute journey from the centre of Cape Town, visitors can easily spend the day here before returning to the city. Boat trips are available from the harbour to Duiker Island and around the Sentinel. Hout bay is perfect for nature lovers with its prodigious wildlife including fur seals and birds.
Guests looking for a centrally located Table Mountain hotel in Cape Town
will find 120 modern rooms at the park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore. Guests also have access to an outdoor plunge pool and on-site fitness centre.
Activities at Hout Bay
A visit to Hout Bay is the perfect way to relax in the typical sunny Cape weather. If by chance it should rain, a visit to the Hout Bay museum is a good place to spend a few hours. The museum houses displays on the history of Hout Bay, its people and the industries from which they made their livelihoods - forestry, fishing and mining. Weekly guided walks leave from the museum and take tourists into the surrounding mountains to enjoy the gloriously unspoilt nature.
Hout Bay supports a thriving small town and a busy yacht and boat marina. The community still has a working fishing fleet, a mariner's wharf boasting the best lobster in the area and plentiful fish and chip shops. Life doesn't get much better than relaxing outside this historic wharf with a plate of freshly cooked lobster, viewing what Sir Francis Drake called the most beautiful Cape in the whole world.
Accommodation at Hout Bay
Hout Bay is a short 30 minute ride from the Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore. This conveniently located hotel is the perfect place to tour the Cape region, including Boulders Beach
, Table Mountain, Robben Island and the many bays and beaches along the Cape.