Cape Town stop of the month: Mariner’s Wharf

02 June 2016

Our City Sightseeing stop of the month is Mariner’s Wharf, only accessible on the Blue Mini Peninsula Tour bus, in the thriving fishing village and popular tourist destination of Hout Bay, with lots to see and experience

With its rich history, Mariner’s Wharf offers restaurants, markets and shops in what is described as “Africa’s first harbourfront emporium”. Known for its white sandy beaches, beautiful bay and curious seals, the area surrounding this stop is perfect for a family outing. The busy fish market displays a wide range of seafood and fish straight from the local fishermen’s nets. If you prefer the catch of the day cooked and ready to eat, head for one of the restaurants along the wharf.

The choice is wide: from fine-dining restaurants with incredible harbour views to budget-friendly family eateries. The marine-themed Wharfside Grill Restaurant, seating 350, is a great place to visit for seafood and is open for breakfast, lunch and supper. For dining in privacy, there are six private dining cabins. The nearby vibrant and popular Bay Harbour Market, open on Friday nights and weekends,  is right on the water's edge with more than 100 stalls offering craft, fashion, jewellery, a wide range of food, drink, gifts, live music, and more. This is a great destination for the whole family. Activities around the stop include hour-long charter boat trips to Seal Island in Hout Bay harbour, where visitors can see these fascinating mammals feeding and breeding in their  natural habitat.

Make use of our 3-for-1 Kids' Special on weekends and South African public and school holidays. When you buy one one-day adult ticket, two kids (under 18) can hop on the red bus with you free.

Buy your ticket here and collect the kids' tickets at our ticket offices or on the bus on the day of your trip.