This quaint Hout Bay fishing harbour is perched on the edge of the ocean in Hout Bay, Cape Town. With yachts and fishing boats dotting here and there, the harbour is a beautiful spot to have lunch or enjoy a walk along the quay.
The harbour features an outdoor African craft market as well as the Bay Harbour Market; an indoor craft market that is well woth a visit. There are plenty of boat trips offered out to Seal Island, Duiker Island, as well as sunset cruises to the V&A Waterfront. Deep sea game fishing charters are also available, but these often need to be planned in advance.
The harbour is the Peninsula's main source of crayfish (rock lobster), although a lot of Snoek is also caught and sold here between June and August. Don't miss out on trying the Cape Peninsula's most sought after fish-and-chip take away shop – 'Fish on the Rocks' – or have a cocktail at the ever popular Mariner's wharf complex.