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LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Chapman's Peak Drive

Comparable to Italy's Amalfi Drive and hewn out of solid rock, Chapman's Peak meanders from Hout Bay through to Cape Point. About an hour's drive from Mariner's Wharf, and quite spectacular, Cape Point is where the mighty Atlantic and Indian Oceans merge with each other.

Whales (and Dolphins)

No need to travel hundreds of miles to see whales. During season they are so close that diners can smell, hear and photograph these majestic mammals from the comfort of the balconies at Mariner's Wharf.

Harbour Boat Trips

Daily cruises from Hout Bay harbour aboard charter boats such as Nauticat, take you around the dramatic Sentinel mountain to Seal Island. Like elephants and lions in the wild, enjoy seeing seals feeding and breeding in their natural habitat. The duration of most cruises is about an hour.

World of Birds Wildlife Sanctuary and Monkey Park

Five minutes by car from Mariner's Wharf, World of Birds is one of the largest and most environmentally-friendly parks of its kind.

Hout Bay Beach

Popular for walks, sunbathing and watersports, the beach is flanked by Mariner's Wharf at its western edge and Chapman's Peak to the east. Renowned for fine white sand, safe bathing, and the Disa River (which has Table Mountain as its source) expending itself into a tidal lagoon midway across its expanse, the beach is conveniently accessible, also to parking.