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How it all began
In the words of Stanley Dorman, founder of Mariner’s Wharf
“Way back in 1974 I visited San Francisco for the first time, and the excitement of its burgeoning harbourfront reminded me of my childhood in rustic Hout Bay, the fishing village of my birth. My thoughts drifted back to the craggy-faced fishermen and how they used to jest about their catch as it lay shimmering on the jetty; the sounds of throbbing boat engines and wailing snoekhorns; the thud of the shipwright’s caulking hammer; the exhilaration of a Friday payday; and many other treasured memories, rapidly receding into the mists of time.``
What to do in Hout Bay
Discover a world in one bay
When visiting Mariner’s Wharf, be sure to take in some other noteworthy spots in Hout Bay.
Take a boat cruise to Seal Island, visit the World of Birds, take a drive on iconic Chapman's Peak or visit Mainstream Mall and Fisherman's World for a spot of shopping.