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  • Duiker Island, off the coast of Hout Bay, is home to a plethora of Cape fur seals. Also known as Seal Island, but not to be confused with the one in False Bay
Duiker Island, off the coast of Hout Bay, is home to a plethora of Cape fur seals. Also known as Seal Island, but not to be confused with the one in False Bay  © Vaiz Ha, License

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.

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Per unit, per night | Sleeps 6 adults max
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The Gables
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Per unit, per night
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The Gables

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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 ...

Brightwater Lodge
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Per person, per night sharing
* Rates may vary according to season

Brightwater Lodge

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Hout Bay

Cape Town

Welcome to Brightwater Lodge, a charming double storey cottage situated in the heart of scenic Hout Bay, five minutes from the beach and harbour. Restaurants, shops and amenities are just around the corner.

Luisa House
Guest Rating: 10
Sleeps 7 in 3 units
From R 438
Per person, per night sharing
* Rates may vary according to season

Luisa House

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Cape Town

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 ...

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Per unit, per night
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Bayview Mountain Sea-facing Cottages

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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...

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Graded:
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Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
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Dreamhouse

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Majestically perched above the Hout Bay Valley in Cape Town, Dreamhouse Guest House is a calm oasis from which to enjoy your stay in Cape Town. Each of the 12 beautifully appointed accommodation options offers privacy, comfort and attention to...

Littlewood Cottages
Guest Rating: 10
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Littlewood Cottages

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Sopra Apartments

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Situated in the heart of rural Constantia are these 2 spectacular 1st floor apartments. There is a large balcony looking out over the expansive garden with spectacular mountain views.

Tobago Heights Apartment
Guest Rating: 10
From R 900
Per unit, per night
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Tobago Heights Apartment

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Karrad Guest Lodge
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Karrad Guest Lodge

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The accommodation at KARRAD in Hout Bay is ideal for selfcatering or B&B. One bedroom, two bedroom or a three bedroomed cottage at reasonable rates. Lovely pastoral setting with mountain views.

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