Mariner's Chest

Hundreds of maritime curios
Hundreds of maritime and seaside curios for sale including captain’s caps, beach gear, shells, hand-made gifts and sea-art curios; plus whacky Republic of Hout Bay passports with a boatload of special offers.

Most items are themed to the Wharf’s harbourside ambience and are memorable keepsakes of a wonderful place.

Pearl Factory

Hidden treasures
Choose an oyster guaranteed to contain a beautiful pearl. Then, if you wish, watch it placed into a setting of your choice from our extensive ranges.

Alternatively, if pressed for time, ready-made bracelets, necklaces, earrings and fashion jewellery are conveniently displayed. This shop also stocks a small but unique range of African curios and leather gifts.

Ye Olde Artifact Cove & Antique Shoppe

The largest shop of its kind in Southern Africa
Its nautical artefacts and antiques, naval books and uniforms, maps and menus, shipping line postcards, paintings, brassware, scrimshaw, scripophily and shipwreck memorabilia are a collector’s dream, and an inspirational source for interior designers bedecking bars, studies and boardrooms.

With thousands of items in stock this is the largest shop of its kind in Southern Africa.

What people are saying

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.
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...
Wonderful fish, tastes delicious
Enver Halim
The hake was so crispy and fresh!! The calamari was the best I've actually had.

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

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