Holiday Choices Made Easy

Holiday Choices Made Easy

Mountains or Sea?

Or “surf and turf,” as they say.

Have it all in Hout Bay!

For many vacationers, the dilemma in vacation planning is: “Do you go to the beach or the mountains?” Look no further than Hout Bay.  In Hout Bay, you can have the best of both worlds.  If you are looking for activities near Cape Town, you can find them here.  Fun for a day trip or weekend, but plenty to do and see for a more extended holiday.

I’ll have the turf.

Hout Bay is surrounded by the Atlantic ocean and majestic mountain ranges for landlubbers. There are activities and experiences for all.

Go hiking!

  • The best trails start in Hout Bay  Chapmans – Cape Peninsula for a 3.1-mile hike to the summit of Chapman’s Peak, a mountain most famous for its scenic toll road between Noordhoek and Hout Bay.
  • Constantia Nek’s awe-inspiring 360° views of Hout Bay, Stop at the lovely De Villier’s Dam for a snack at the top!
  • Oude Skip Hike can be as long or short a hike as you’d like. Sandy Bay shipwreck hiking trail shares portions of its hike with the larger Karbonkelberg Traverse, roughly seven hours of strenuous walk from Hout Bay harbour to Llandudno around the coast.
  • Llandudno Ravines. The ravine leads up the 12 Apostles mountains, the peaks behind the iconic Table Mountain. Plan 4.5 hours to hike the trail. Once you get to the top, the panoramic views from the two vantage points are incredible.
  • East Fort Hout Bay Trail to Skoorsteenberg past the old Manganese Mines from 1909, delivers stunning views on Hout Bay, trails leading caves and waterfalls.  All for you to explore.

Cycling or E-biking

Run or Walk Hout Bay

  • The Constantia Green Belt offers walking trails alongside streams surrounded by lush natural beauty!
  • Cecilia Contour Path is a perfect 7km route for runners and hikers alike, primarily in the shade, essential during the summer.


One of the world’s favorite outdoor activities, picnicking, is a beautiful way to inspire presence and community. A good picnic requires three quality ingredients: good people, tasty food, and a solid location. If you’ve got this down, you can get as creative as you like.


  • A daily event to behold on the long summer evening.  No better place than on Chapman’s Peak.

Horseback Riding

  • There is a sense of freedom riding horses unlike any other.  Be awed by sensational views of Chapman’s Peak and  Noordhoek Beach from horseback. Ride to the Kakapo shipwreck, go birdwatching on one of the Cape’s most photogenic beaches.

Ocean & Surf Lovers


  • “Stand-up paddle” board with Oasis.  Oasis has equipment rentals and lessons.

World-class Deep-Sea Fishing

  • Hooked on Africa offers top-notch fishing charters providing all the tackle and gear. 

Whale & Dolphin Watching 

  • Captain Jack‘s is the prominent whale and porpoise watching charter organization in Hout Bay. Small groups and unparalleled experiences. 

Boat Excursions

For the Naturalists

  • Beyond the dunes of Hout Bay is Sandy Bay just south of Llandudno, which is the only nudist beach in South Africa. Under the shadow of the Twelve Apostles Mountain range naturalists, go free to sun worship.

Don’t Forget

  • Enjoy the activities or lounge on Hout Bay Beach.

For holidaymakers seeking great outdoor fun, you will find Hout Bay can provide it all.  Are you looking for other things to doContact us, and we can point you in the right direction. We support the best services in the area that have your safety and enjoyment in mind.

Hout Bay Where Memories are Made.

Things to do in in Hout Bay