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Bay Harbour Market Photographs
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Bay Harbour Market Photographs

I’m a big fan of a market so imagine my sheer joy when we walked into the Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay!  It seemed to be a case of ‘the early bird catches the worm’ because on arriving at around 9.30am we managed to walk around easily, found a table to sit a...
I Love Hout Bay because …
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I Love Hout Bay because …

Hi, I’m Liz Bester from Chez Victor in Hout Bay, Cape Town. HOUT BAY IS BEST KNOWN FOR its magnificent mountains and sparkling blue sea views, its vibrant cosmopolitan restaurant life as well as its laidback “village” lifestyle. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN ON...
Hout Bay and beyond … the Oude Skip hike
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Hout Bay and beyond … the Oude Skip hike

The Oude Skip (or Oude Schip) walk, named after the shipwreck and also known as the Sandy Bay shipwreck hiking trail, shares portions of its hike with the larger Karbonkelberg Traverse, which is roughly seven hours of hard walk from Hout Bay harbour to Llandud...
Seal takes fish from Fisherman’s mouth – Video
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Seal takes fish from Fisherman’s mouth – Video

Below is a short (17 second) video of an encounter between a fisherman at Hout Bay and a seal (seal takes a fish from the mans mouth). We were lucky enough to capture this moment on camera, taken at the Hout Bay Harbour on a Sunday morning, just as the boat...
Hout Bay – a Delightful Hideaway
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Hout Bay – a Delightful Hideaway

Hout Bay gained its name from early Dutch settlers in the Cape. It literally means Wood Bay, for the timber they gathered there to construct the early buildings in the Cape. After a brief period where the area was used for Manganese mining, the still-existent ...