Local Area

Local Area - Harbours End

From a walk on the beach to a vibrant weekend market and the famous Fish & Chips experience, Hout Bay has a lot to offer travellers from all around the world.


Below are some of the local attractions within the Hout Bay area, with a focus on supporting the local community.

Mariners Wharf Restaurant – a 5-minute walk from the guest house.

Hout Bay Beach & Harbour – a 5-minute walk from the guest house, you can wander along the beach or along the jetties and take in the fresh sea air or watch the seals playing in between the boats.

Sweet Waters Adventure - a privately chartered yacht, where you can spend the day sailing around the Cape of Good Hope.

Red Bus – we have a bus stop just across the road from us, this is one of the best ways to sight see around Cape Town

Hout Bay Harbour Market – a 15-minute walk from the guest house, this market is open from Friday to Sunday and boasts incredible local arts and crafts, plus live music and exceptional food.

Drumbeat Charters – a 10-minute walk along the Harbour and you can take a boat ride to Seal Island, Chapman’s Peak and the Shipwreck.

World of Birds – a 10-minute drive away, this is the largest bird park in Africa.

T-Bag Designs – a local initiative creating jobs and recycling, one tea bag at a time!

Chapmans Peak – take a drive over this scenic route and take in the magnificent views

Walking guides – there are many local routes, we have walking guide books available on request

Township tours – support another local business initiative and take a tour of the local informal settlement

Clay café – if you are feeling artistic then head down to Clay café and paint your own ceramics

Constantia – a wine route that is 20 minutes from us, with a number of wine farms and varied restaurants

Kirstenbosch Gardens – world famous gardens, a 20-minute drive from us


From the famous Table Mountain & Lion’s Head, to Cape Town central and the Waterfront – all a 25-minute drive from Hout Bay.

The Old Biscuit Mill market – interesting local products and shops, and they often have events

For those of you interested in different festivals and evenings or events in and around Cape Town




There are a number of wine routes in South Africa, below are the most popular regions that are not too far away from Hout Bay.  We do have Platter’s guides to loan if you would like to borrow one on your wine travels.