FRESH FISHMARKET

Purveyors of the best local and imported seafood

Built around the hull of the Kingfisher, an original 1940s wooden trawler from the Hout Bay fleet, this is the flagship precinct of the Wharf and purveys fresh fish, live lobsters, oysters, mussels, patés, bokkems, sushi, local and imported seafood. Daily-baked bread, rolls and biscuits are also available at its Bakery, as well as sandwiches.

Only the freshest of products are sold at Fisherman's Wharf® (the official name for its Fishmarket), with fish being cleaned, filleted and sold in full view of customers.

Nearby, old barrels and wooden crates display an extensive selection of sauces, condiments, oils and spices, together with cooldrinks, sweets, chips, nuts and nibbles for the drive home.

And, as in olden days, its Smokeries faithfully puff away producing the iconic Cape Coast® and Smokiesnoek® brands of smoked fish, its Oak-Smoked Snoek secret recipe having been passed down from the 1800's by one generation of the Dorman family to the next.

Check the story on its distinctive box to ensure having purchased the genuine product, because the only other outlet Cape Coast® products are locally available is at domestic departures, Cape Town Airport.

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Fresh seafood

Only the very freshest catch will do. Cleaned and filleted in full view of our customers, our fishmarket offers a unique Hout Bay experience.

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Large range of frozen seafood

We stock a wide range of frozen seafood including freshly-frozen fish, mussels, prawns, calamari and so much more.

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Spices and condiments

Our wide range of spices, condiments and groceries will compliment any seafood dish.

What Others Say

Testimonials
Wow!! The seafood platter was amazing!! The sea, sand, seagulls completed the meal!! LOVE on a plate!! Thank you! You cannot visit Cape Town and not have a meal here.
Cheryl
Authentic Fish & Chips so fresh off the trawlers! No better place to eat it than right on the wharf in the sun and cool sea breeze with seals barking and waves splashing...
MJ
Wonderful fish, tastes delicious
Enver Halim
The hake was so crispy and fresh!! The calamari was the best I've actually had.
Joside

Best fish in Cape Town! The prices are affordable and the quality is exceptional. Perfect place to take the family for fish extravaganza.

Valentine
The best fish and chips in Cape Town. Crunchy battered fish fresh off the boat 😉. Very well organised for COVID with fast friendly service.
Lindy
Very unique experience. The smell and the sound of the sea right next to you. Staff makes you feel welcome. Will definitely visit again.
Minette
(34°02’49.70 S 18°20’53.60 E)
Harbour Road, Hout Bay
Cape of Good Hope, South Africa