Local highlights in Hout Bay
Hout Bay was given its Dutch name from the abundance of good-quality wood found in the valley. In the late 19th Century, a fishing village started and continue to thrive since. Today, Hout Bay (fondly referred to by locals as The Republic of Hout Bay) as a hub for artists, tourists, craft producers and the best fish and chips in Cape Town.
Browse some of our favourite activities to enjoy only a few minutes away from Bluemari’s Retreat.
Visit the playful wild seals at Duiker Island. A short boat trip from Hout Bay Harbour. There are public, or private trips available. Sunset cruises are available in the summer season.
Experience one of the largest bird parks in the world a mere 5 minutes’ walk from Bluemari’s Retreat. They also have a monkey jungle, mammals and reptiles. The sanctuary serves as a hospital for injured wildlife, an orphanage and breeding centre.
Enjoy the buzz of an authentic food and craft market. Located on Harbour Road. Opened from Friday afternoon to Sunday. Enjoy your yummy find whilst listening to live music by local musicians.
Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia – Fine Dining
Chefs Warehouse at Tintswalo – Fine Dining
Cheyne’s – South East Asia/Fusion
Dunes Beach Restaurant & Bar – Seafood
Fish on the Rocks – Seafood/Fish & Chips Take-Aways
La Colombe – Fine Dining
Massimo’s – Italian
Mariners Wharf – Seafood
… and many more – let us assist you