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May 08, 2009

Hout Bay – A Cape Town Tourism Flickr photo essay

Hout Bay is a vibey coastal town with a beautiful swimming beach and a picturesque harbour where you can buy the best fish and chips in the world.

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With its white, sandy beach, Hout Bay is a popular attraction for tourists and locals. This view is from the western side of the bay, flanked by the harbour and the Mariner’s Wharf restaurant. Constantiaberg is in the background

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Hout Bay has one of the busiest harbours in the Western Cape with a thriving tuna, snoek and crayfish industry. Kommetjie’s Slangkop lighthouse is in the distance.

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The Hout Bay harbour is a hive of activity with fishing boats, yachts and charter boats coming and going all day. Chapman’s Peak Drive is visible in the distance.

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Chapman’s Peak Drive winds its way between Hout Bay and Noordhoek and is considered to be one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world.

The drive, approximately 9km (5.5mi) long, skirts the rocky coastline of Chapman’s Peak and offers stunning views, with many places along the route where you can stop.

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Images © Hilton Teper 2009

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