& Attractions in the Area:
are many things to do and see, and our Houtkapperspoort staff will assist
in arranging a boat trip to Seal Island, give you information on scuba
diving, sailing, jet skiing, point you in the right direction to view whales
during the season and advise where to go horse riding. An extensive information
file is in all the units with many more activities to choose from.
Bay, a short but beautiful drive down the Main Road from Houtkapperspoort,
has evolved from a quaint little village to one of the popular towns on
the Atlantic Seaboard.
increasingly popular Hout Bay Craft Market is held every Sunday at the
common between 10am and 4pm. There are pony rides for children, food stalls,
jewellery, clothes, second hand books, framed historical photos, a mini
nursery, and much more to choose from.
2km from the Common is the largest Bird Park in Africa, the World of Birds.
Set aside enough time for this absolute must visit. You are welcome to
take a picnic basket and relax before completing your visit, and if you
are there at closing time, one of the resident Macaws could bid you goodbye!
riding is a popular pass time, and visiting guests to Houtkapperspoort
regularly visit Noordhoek for an invigorating canter down the beach enjoying
breathtaking views, indigenous birdlife, and even investigating the Kakapo
the less adventurous, the Noordhoek Farm Village offers different events
over the holiday periods and week-ends for children. To get to Noordhoek,
follow the well known Chapman's Peak Drive from Hout Bay. The Noordhoek
Farm Village signboard will be on your left.
a bit further from Noordhoek, follow directions to beautiful and historical
Simonstown. There are quite a few attractions such as the naval museum,
the toy museum, but the most popular one is Boulders Beach and the penguin
colony where you can swim with the penguins. Apex Shark Cage Diving is
well known for taking National Geographic and the BBC on expeditions to
view the sharks breaching in July to August - the only place in the world
you can view this.
Point, a short drive further is another must visit, going up with the funicular
to the furthest point to see where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet.
Scarborough and Kommetjie are small but beautiful quaint coastal towns
and worth a visit.
Cape Town, there is quite a lot to do and see at the V & A Waterfront.
The Two Oceans Aquarium is a must visit for children especially, and ensure
that you book a ticket at the Nelson Mandela Gateway to go with the ferry
to Robben Island. Helicopter flights, scuba diving, deep sea and inshore
fishing, sunset champagne cruises, harbour cruises en many more can be
done at and from the Waterfront. As the weather can sometimes be fickle,
it is best to check whether the cable car to Table Mountain is running
on the day you want to go.
are historical Wine Estates close to Houtkapperspoort, between 6 and 15
minutes drive, and they also boast with very popular restaurants such as
La Colombe at Uitsig Wine Estate, Simons and Jonkershuis at Groot Constantia,
Catherina's at Steenberg, and many more.
40 and 80 minutes drive from Houtkapperspoort to the N2/M5 and then the
N1, is Ratanga Junction (Seasonal), and following the N1 towards Paarl
is Butterfly World, and the Drakenstein Lion Park is just off the N1 on
the Klapmuts road between Paarl and Stellenbosch.
an enjoyable and eventful day, return to the comfort of your cottage at
Houtkapperspoort, and end the day with a glass of signature wine of the