When visiting Mariner’s Wharf, be sure to take in some other noteworthy spots in Hout Bay.
Boat cruises from Hout Bay harbour
A short walk from Mariner's Wharf, is the boat cruise terminal to Seal Island. This exhilarating ocean safari is a fantastic experience, guaranteed to reveal thousands of playful seals, vibrant bird life and dramatic landscapes of Chapman's Peak, the Sentinel and Karbonkelberg mountain ranges.
World of Birds
An eight minute drive from Mariner's Wharf, we recommend visiting the World of Birds, where over 3 000 birds (and small animals) of 400 different species are thoughtfully presented in more than 100 spacious landscaped walks through aviaries, allowing you an intimate closeness with nature.
The World of Birds is located in a tropical garden setting in Hout Bay valley with aviaries spaced over four hectares of land. A paradise for nature lovers and photographers, the World of Birds is one of Cape Town’s premier family attractions loved by parents and children alike.
Chapman's Peak Drive
With several sections of this dramatic coastal drive hewn out of solid rock, it was built during the early 1920s and is comparable to the world-renowned Amalfi Coast drive in Italy. It connects Hout Bay with Noordhoek and Kommetjie en route to Cape Point where the mighty Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet. Did you know that from the cold water of the Atlantic Ocean in the west, it's a mere 20 minute drive to the warm waters of the Indian Ocean in the east!
Mainstream Mall, Midpoint Mall and Fisherman’s World
A five minute drive from Mariner's Wharf is Hout Bay's historic Fisherman's World alongside the modern Mainstream and Midpoint Malls, combined and developed by Stanley Dorman to complement each other and prove that its charming 19th century village could be enhanced with 21st century infrastructure. Cleverly spaced between ancient forests, babbling brooks and quaint bridges these two icons now merge with each other, their unique ambience and diversities turning Hout Bay's Main Road, en route from Cape Town to Cape Point, into a world-class attraction - as he accomplished with Mariner's Wharf.