Hout Bay is a 10 minute drive from Cape Town and a beautiful scenic coastal town, not to be missed and best combined with a day trip to Cape Point. The town lies in a protected bay between Chapman’s Peak and Mount Sentinel. Kids of all ages will love the World of Birds, which has more than 3000 birds in its dozens of aviaries. For great views of the bay enjoy a cruise to Seal Island – a large seal colony – with Circe Launches, Drumbeat Charters or Nauticat Charters. Enjoy some of the freshest seafood at the Mariner’s Wharf. If you’re a keen walker the beaches around Hout Bay are wonderful for long walks, and The Sentinel is a popular climb. Adventure lovers might also enjoy kayaking, mountain biking, fishing charters and jet-skiing, all available in Hout Bay.