Cape Town and Hout Bay

More than once, Cape Town has won the award for the most beautiful city in the world. You will fall in love with the special atmosphere of our rainbow nation, the breath-taking sunsets, the colourful craft markets, fresh restaurants and the spirit of friendly and cheerful people.

You will get your first impression at the V & A Waterfront, with its great art and craft shops, the new Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, the restaurants and food markets while enjoying the typical street music and the lovely harbour atmosphere. Directly at the aquarium you will find the first stop of the Hop on Hop off bus tour, a great opportunity to sit back and enjoy Cape Town and its surroundings. The busses offer multiple routes through which you can discover the sights of Cape Town including different museums, the unique Longstreet and Kloofstreet with their old cape Dutch houses and the Castle of Good Hope, the oldest stone building of South Africa, which hosts a gallery with travelling exhibitions. District Six museum offers you an insight into the history of Apartheid South Africa. For children, the Two Oceans aquarium and the Iziko museum with its planetarium offer interesting exhibitions and activities for the whole family.

Table Mountain is of course a “must”. The view from above is breathtaking. There are different hiking trails to the top of Table Mountain or you can choose to take the cable car, which is open from 8:00am until sunset.

You can easily reach all the lovely “things to do” from the quietly situated Thulani River Lodge in Hout Bay.

Hout Bay, as an old fisherman village, has not lost its original charm and offers you numerous nice restaurants. All the fresh seafood is caught daily, here in our beloved bay. There are shops and bistros, a small yacht harbour, the famous food – and street-markets, and the opportunity to see hundreds of seals at Duiker Island, just a 20-minute boat ride away. The brave ones amongst you can even snorkel with them.

12 excellent vineyards are situated in our immediate surroundings, all offering beautiful wine tastings and mouthwatering cheese platters or picnics. Some of them are even overlooking the whole False Bay.

For Golf lovers, we can particularly recommend 8 world-class golf courses, near Hout Bay and Cape Town.

Kirstenbosch botanical garden hosts the biggest flora and fauna variety of the African continent. You can visit the “boom slang”, a suspension bridge which has a breathtaking view and much more. Every Sunday, outdoor concerts take place on the beautiful lawns. Listen to the music while enjoying your own picnic.

The most spectacular costal road of the world, the Chapmans Peak drive, starts in Hout Bay. Enjoy the 114 curves with breathtaking views. During the mild winter months, you can observe whales and dolphins in Hout Bay and Simons Town.

You can easily reach the Cape of Good Hope; the national park includes numerous beaches and path walks. On the way, you must stop at Boulders Beach to see the penguins and discover Simons Town with its small craft shops.

Excursions to the Winelands, Stellenbosch, Franshoek, or to Hermanus and Langebaan are highly recommended.

We will assist you with pleasure in planning your day trips, providing you with lots of insider tips and maps.