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“Discover the beauty of our heritage."

Hout Bay, surely one of the planet’s most spectacular locations, lies 20 minutes away from Cape Town’s historic center. Anybody that explores the Cape Peninsula, or drives over Chapman’s Peak, will pass through Hout Bay. People come for the Seal Island boat ride, and many to enjoy seafood at the Harbour.

 

Hout Bay, a stunning seaside village, provides the perfect base from which to explore Cape Town. With iconic attractions such as Chapman’s Peak Drive, Mariner’s Wharf and World of Birds, Hout Bay will tick off several of your top ‘bucket list’ places to visit.

 

Visitors to the bay can experience the diversity and complexity of the true South Africa by staying a few days and participating in cultural experiences that are unique to anywhere in the world.

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The Harbour community is nestled in the base of the Sentinel & Karbonkelberg Mountains. Visitors desiring a relaxing experience can enjoy a leisurely ride around the harbour and into the local community on electric bikes.

 

Or, hike to fascinating points inaccessible to the general public: our legendary stone face guardians, striking lookout views, and the only expedition to seal island by foot.

 

We also offer a legendary culinary tour, what better way to experience the heart of a community than to be invited inside their homes to share food and stories.

 

Our tours are tailored to your appetite for adventure, and can be customised for all fitness levels.

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We offer three different types of experience:

 

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HIKING

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HIKING

 

High up in the Karbonkelberg mountains, we still walk the paths of our forefathers.

 

 

High up in the Karbonkelberg mountains, we still walk the paths of our forefathers.  You will visit fascinating points inaccessible to the general public: our legendary stone face guardians, striking lookout views, and the only expedition to seal island by foot.

 

Hiking tours are tailored to your appetite for adventure, and can be customised for all fitness levels. With an option of six routes, you can decide whether to begin your experience with a walk through our fishing village or from Chapman’s Peak Drive. You will feel the energy here, the magic of our precious land, and discover why we have protected and nurtured our homes and families amongst these mountains for generations.

 

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BIKING

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BIKING

 

Visitors can enjoy a leisurely ride around the harbour and into the local community on electric bikes.

 

The Harbour community is nestled at the base of the Sentinel & Karbonkelberg Mountains. Visitors desiring a relaxing experience can enjoy a leisurely ride around the harbour and into the local community on bikes.

 

Along the way we share the fascinating narrative of our people – the culture, historic challenges and modern-day fishing village lifestyle. Bike tours provide an insider’s view into our daily lives as you ride past homes, schools, and spaces of play, worship and gathering.

 

Our biking tours originate from the Harbour, and generally last for about one hour.

 

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CULINARY

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CULINARY

 

What better way to experience the heart of a community than to be invited inside their homes to share food and stories.

 

The Harbour community is a one-of-a-kind Afrikaans-speaking enclave of Creole heritage.  The history of subsistence living reflects in a variety of local delicacies such as bokkoms (dried/cured fish), roll mops, and pickled mussels hand fished by your guide.

 

Depending on the season, mains can include braaied (BBQ) snoek or line fish, pan fried mussels, smoked snoek, crab salad and breads. Thirsty visitors can taste a variety of beers at the Harbour’s first craft brewery. Tea lovers will relish a unique experience of their own, with a tasting of teas made from the medicinal buchu plant, foraged in the mountains on the same day, as well as red carrot as a sweet root.

 

Your taste buds will dance and you will come away with memories and photos of a lifetime!

 

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