Out and about in Hout Bay 

Beautiful and serene Hout Bay is an actual bay with a working harbour and thriving market. As well as the lovely beach, here are


This market is extremely popular – especially for food and especially on Friday nights. We often board our guests into the Sprinter and send them off for Friday night dinner and shopping. The food stalls represent food from all over Africa as well as abroad, and most of the offerings are way above average. There are also wonderful craft beers on tap and, of course, some great South African wines. The market is open all weekend but only open at night on Fridays. If possible, we suggest you arrive no later than 5:30pm as it gets very crowded and communal seating is limited. If you arrive later, the crowd is very friendly and someone always scoots over. Step out onto the patio, where there is often available seating as well as a stunning view of the harbour and Chapman’s Peak Drive across the water.


One of the village’s most popular attractions is the regular Hout Bay Craft Market, which takes place on the village green in the main street, in a mountainous amphitheatre. The market is open every Sunday from 10am to 5pm. We find the quality and variety of the offerings to exceed greatly that of the typical roadside market – well worth a look, especially if you need some authentic African gifts.