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Turquoise sea, Hout Bay…Cape Town

by capetowndiva

Keep driving away from Camps Bay, along the coast road, with the City behind you & about 15 minutes later you’ll arrive in Hout Bay. It’s a quaint suburb with a long beach and a picturesque harbour where you can buy amazing fish & chips – almost as tasty as Lucky Fish in Kalk Bay & Muizenberg 🙂

The area is in a bay between Chapman’s Peak and Mount Sentinel. Jan van Riebeeck, the first governor of the Cape, gave the bay its name way back in 1652, when he first arrived. “Hout Bay” means “Wood Bay” – named after the dense forests that characterised the area at the time. Take a spectacularly scenic drive & spend a day there; there’s lots to do….you don’t need a holiday, you need Cape Town!


Fishing village kids…

Alone in the grass…

The Hout Bay Market…



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