Every Sunday (weather permitting) a craft market is held on Hout Bay common on Main Road and is well worth a visit.  A variety of crafts are for sale including knitwear, curios, plants, wood carvings, candles, clothing, accessories and secondhand books.

Beautiful and original items made from dried and painted tea bags are to be found at Klein Kronendal (next to Kronendal Manor House) on Main Road, Hout Bay.  Designed and painted by the local community, Original T-bag Designs offer visitors to Hout Bay some unusual gifts to take home.

Chapman's Peak Drive is a spectacular coastal road that links Hout Bay to Noordhoek along the Atlantic Ocean.  It was opened in May 1922 and named after John Chapman, the Captain's mate on the English ship, Consent and possibly the first European to explore this small piece of the South African coastline and the surrounding mountains. 

Picnic areas and look-out points along the drive allow travellers to stop and view the breathtaking views of the cliffs and crashing waves below, the Sentinel Mountain across the bay or, on crossing over to the Noordhoek side, the immense reaches of Long Beach and the Noordhoek valley.

The drive is a toll road with the pay point on the Hout Bay side and will cost 31 ZAR for a motor vehicle and 42 ZAR for a 'people carrier' or SUV.  A free day pass will allow travellers to go as far as the top lookout point on the Hout Bay side (but no further!).  On a sunny day the view looking back to Hout Bay is stunning and well worth a photograph or two!


One of the largest bird and small mammal sanctuaries in Africa, World of Birds offers visitors a close-up view of Africa's diverse bird life.  Situated in Valley Road, the sanctuary is well worth a visit.

A number of cruise boats take visitors from Hout Bay harbour out to Seal Island, which is a rocky outcrop at the foot of the Sentinel Mountain.  It is the home to one of the largest colonies of Cape Fur Seal.  The trip takes approximately one hour.

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