Fishing boats and Cape Fur Seals in Hout Bay Harbour, near Cape Town, South Africa.

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Hout Bay Harbour

Sea Point to Hout Bay

Partly given over to tourism with complexes such as Mariner’s Wharf, Hout Bay’s harbour still functions and the southern side is a fishing port and processing centre. Cruises and snorkelling/diving trips to Duiker Island depart from here.

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Nearby Sea Point to Hout Bay attractions

1. Leopard Statue

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2. Sandy Bay

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3. World of Birds

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4. Llandudno Beach

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5. Klein Constantia

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6. Tokai Arboretum

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7. Tokai Forest

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8. Cape Point Vineyards

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