Welcome To Duiker Island Cape Town near Hout Bay
Duiker Island or Duikereiland is known as Seal Island by top South African marine and safari tour operators is an Island off Hout Bay ( Bay of Wood) not far away from Cape Town city center. It is 77 by 95 meters in size, with an area of about 0.4 hectares
The island is renowned for its marine wildlife, including the Cape fur seals and marine bird species such as the common cormorants and kelp gulls. It is visited regularly by tourists and photographers by boat via Hout Bay harbor for short trips of a maximum time of up to 60 minutes. The outside souvenir market offers a variety of art and crafts for souvenirs and prices are affordable as compared to the well-established shops at V&A Waterfront.
The boat ride to Duiker Island is conducted by some top Cape Town tour operators in modern boats. Hout Bay offers some best viewing points of the famous scenic route Chapman's peak, long beach, Nordhooek as well as the Cape Peninsula. The boat trips to the seal island are very educational for families travelling with children, seniors and couples. The boat rides have become attractions not to be missed on a tour to the cape of good hope.
Where To Go?
The popular tourist destination is obviously the boat trip to Duiker Island, beach overlooking Mariner's Wharf, a popular Restaurant for taking away and sit in specializing in kinds of seafood. The best fish and chips are cooked here. Lots of souvenir shops and a busy outside market. locals come here to buy fresh fish daily.
When to Go?
The best time to visit Duiker Island is between January to April and from September to December. The Winter months May to August are cold and with rain.
Best Time to Go: Best: Good:
- Boat trip to Seal Island
- Fresh fish and chips at Mariner's Wharf
- One of the best fish market in Cape Cape Town
- Open Souvenir Market ideal for bargaining
- Safe beach for children overlooking Mariner's Wharf
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