If you enjoy the atmosphere of markets and the beautiful views that False Bay has to offer, why not stay at Strand Beach Lodge for the weekend and take a scenic drive to the Hout Bay indoor market?
With so many great route options to choose from, the trip from Strand Beach Lodge to Hout Bay can be as quick or as scenic as you want it to be. For those who enjoy taking the scenic route, we suggest driving around False Bay and stopping over at any of the fantastic sites along the way. Watch the surfers take on the waves in Muizenberg then check out the panoramic viewpoint on Boyes Drive. In Simon’s Town you can pay a visit to the penguins at Boulders beach, or just stop by the famous Just Nuisance statue to relive the lovely story of the Royal Navy’s trusty canine companion.
Whether you take the route through the mountains or around the peninsula, you’re bound to reach the beautiful harbour town of Hout Bay – the home of one of the best indoor markets in the Western Cape.
When we think about visiting local markets, one of the biggest deciding factors is usually the food. At the Hout Bay indoor market, you’ll be surprised at the quality and variety of food and the amazing creativity that goes into it. From saucy lamb shanks to delicious gluten-free and vegan options – no matter what your tastes or dietary requirements, you’ll find something delicious to chow on at the Hout Bay market.
For those interested in the local arts and crafts, there are plenty of stalls that sell handmade clothes, shoes, body treatments, jewellery and so much more! And the best part is – no matter the weather – you can always enjoy the Hout Bay market because it is protected from the elements in a large warehouse in the harbour.