Seal viewing at Hout Bay – Part 1

The most popular day trip from Cape Town is probably the drive down to Cape Point, about 60km south of the city. It goes along spectacular drives to coastal suburbs and villages, and then finally through the Cape Point National Park to wild capes.

Our first stop of the day was in the fishing town of Hout Bay. Originally it was the source of Cape Town’s timber – not much of the forest is still in existence, as you can see.

Seal Cruise

Its natural harbour made it a perfect place for a fishing port. It still maintains a fishing fleet today, although much of the catch seemed to be for export.

Seal Cruise

Nowadays, the holiday-makers, sea-changers and recreational sailors have also moved in.

Seal Cruise

Next, we’ll go on the water.

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