Duiker Island

Duiker Island

Duiker Island



Just a short boat trip from one of Cape Towns favourite tourist spots, Hout Bay, will take you to a fascinating little Island call Duiker Island. Duiker Island is a 77 metre by 95 metre rocky island which is the resting ground for thousands of Cape fur seals and birds. Because of the enormous amounts of seals that enjoy sunbathing on it and swimming in the surrounding waters, the island is also known as Seal Island. However, this should not be mistaken for Seal Island in False Bay, the popular hunting grounds for the great white shark.

The boat trip out to the island gives visitors the opportunity to get close to these magnificent creatures. Although visitors don't go ashore on the island the trip around it allows for some great photo opportunities. The thousands of mostly male Cape Fur Seals wait out their time on the island until they reach breeding age and can join breeding colonies. The best time to see the island is from January to March when it has its highest occupation of seals. During this period they moult and spend most of their time sun bathing rather than in the water hunting.

The island is also home to various bird species, such as the Cape cormorant, bank cormorant, kelp gulls and Hartlaub's gull. These birds can also be seen during the boat trip from Hout Bay. For those who crave a little more adventure in their lives, you can also brave the chilly waters in a wetsuit and take a guided snorkelling trip or scuba dive amongst the seals and the giant kelp.

Accommodation Near Duiker Island

Sleeps: 6

Hout Bay Beach Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Hout Bay

2.7km North East of Duiker Island

Modern self-catering family holiday house, centrally located in a quiet street 100 meters from Hout Bay beach in Cape Town. Perfect location; walk to the beach, shops, restaurants, supermarket and Hout Bay Harbour. Close to Cape Town City Centre...

Sleeps: 11

The Gables

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Hout Bay

2.9km North East of Duiker Island

This Cape Dutch house, homely decorated with Colonial and African influences, consists of 5 spacious bedrooms, 2 lounges with French doors leading onto the garden with sparkling pool and Jacuzzi, 2 fully equipped kitchens and 4 bathrooms. Outside ...

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Brightwater Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Hout Bay

2.9km North East of Duiker Island

Brightwater Lodge, a charming double storey cottage situated in the heart of scenic Hout Bay, one block from the beach, 1km from the harbour.

Abalone 2

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Hout Bay

3.5km North East of Duiker Island

Abalone 2 is a beachfront garden apartment with fantastic sea and mountain views, Hout Bay, Cape Town. The bay is spectacularly beautiful, with a long, clean beach perfectly suited for sunbathing, water sports, walking, cycling, kayaking and more.

Sleeps: 12 in 2 units/rooms

Abalone 1

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Hout Bay

3.5km North East of Duiker Island

Abalone 1 is a luxurious beachfront duplex apartment with sea and mountain views, Hout Bay, Cape Town. The bay is spectacularly beautiful, with a long, clean beach perfectly suited for sunbathing, water sports, walking, cycling, kayaking and more.

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Sleeps: 4

La Dolce Vita

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Hout Bay

3.6km North East of Duiker Island

La Dolce Vita is a luxury two bedroom apartment with stunning sea and mountain views that sleeps four, in a modern building with swimming pool. The air-conditioned top floor apartment is ideally situated in a peaceful location, only a minute's ...

Luisa House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Hout Bay

4.1km North of Duiker Island

Three spacious en-suite double rooms with private entrances. One guest room with private patio next to the pool, the other two upstairs with balconies and lovely views. All rooms have fans and heaters as well as tea and coffee making facilities ...

Thandekayo - Art Gallery Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Hout Bay

4.1km North of Duiker Island

Thandekayo guest house offers affordable bed and breakfast accommodation in the scenic village of Hout Bay, Cape Town. Ideally located at the start of the beautiful Garden Route, overlooking the quaint village of Hout Bay which is positioned on...

Sleeps: 10 in 5 units/rooms

Paddington's B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Hout Bay

4.2km North East of Duiker Island

Paddington's is a charming, renovated farmhouse set among olives and lemon tree with beautiful views of the bay.Uniique in style and ambience with friendly, discreet service. Wireless internet.Luxury spa pool terrace.

Sleeps: 12 in 3 units/rooms

Bayview Mountain Sea-facing Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Hout Bay

4.4km North East of Duiker Island

Bayview Mountain Sea-facing Cottages in Hout Bay are quietly nestled against the forest, on the slopes of the "Skoorsteenkop Mountain" in the desirable Scott Estate area, where the clean mountain air and ocean breezes combine to...