Shopping in Hout Bay

The shopping in Hout Bay comes as a pleasant surprise to most visitors and those thinking of buying a property there.

Shopping in Hout Bay – the Mainstream Mall

This magnificent modern mall with dozens of excellent shops is an ideal venue for urban sophisticates wishing to get away from the hustle and bustle of crowded corridors. Mainstream Mall in Hout Bay is a mix of trendy outlets in a unique complimented by the nearby Fisherman’s World cottages and craft workshops.

Mainstream Mall provides shopping in Hout Bay that is unique because of its village environment. Mainstream Mall has a vast and varied selection of retail outlets including health and beauty outlets, clothing and shoe shops, restaurants and cafes, banking as well as national stores such as Woolworths (with enlarged food and deli market, plus clothing and homeware), CNA and Clicks.

Handicapped friendly facilities and baby changing facilities provided for shoppers, with plenty of parking – most of it undercover. 24 hour security and CCTV cameras offer a secure environment for your shopping convenience.

The centre is located just on the way towards Chapman’s Peak Drive and close to the beach. The shopping in Hout Bay, Mainstream Mall includes,  Health and beauty, Clothes and accessories, Leisure, Home & décor, Food & restaurants, Banking, Services and Estate agents.

The trading hours are:

Monday to Friday 9am – 6pm
Saturday 9am – 4pm
Sundays + Public Holidays

Shopping in Hout Bay – the Markets

  • The  Sunday Hout Bay craft market brings a  ‘villagy’ vibe to shopping in Hout Bay, with a wide variety of African curios, pottery, wire crafts, Ostrich eggs wooden sculptures and even pony rides.
  • A must for Hout Bay residents, tourists and locals from far and wide – experience a truly different vibe for shopping in Hout Bay.The Bay Harbour Market offers shopping in Hout Bay that is a celebration of the diversity, creativity and culture that make South Africa such a unique country. It provides a uniquely-social shopping and an eating experience with an atmosphere that is friendly, vibrant and entertaining…. and, above all, distinctly South African! What is also nice about this shopping in Hout Bay, is that it also serves as a platform for community-building and upliftment by providing opportunities for the development of creative and business skills towards the creation of sustainable business.

Shopping in Hout Bay – Fresh Fish

Fisherman’s Wharf Fishmarket
Take a walk around the Fisherman’s Market at Mariner’s Wharf, where you have the opportunity to buy fresh Prawns, Mussels, Oysters and Seafood. Try some delicious Smoked Snoek from The Fresh Oak Smoked Snoek Shop. Or even make your buy straight off the fishing boats for freshness guaranteed – if you are shopping in Hout Bay, buying some fish is a must.

Hout Bay property wood sale

Hout Bay property wood sale

Known as a Riviera town and nestled between 2 mountains and the sea, if you choose Hout Bay as your home you will enjoy enviable views, great schools, superb restaurants and lots of activities. The shopping facilities in Hout Bay mean you don’t have to travel far and for those that already live there –  they are reluctant to leave their idyllic home.

In the unlikely event that the shopping in Hout Bay proves inadequate, never fear, for a short 20 minute drive over Constantia Nek is the superb Constantia Shopping Village. In the other direction the coastal road to Cape Town provides access to the V & A Waterfront and all of Cape Towns many amenities.


As part of our thorough process in understanding your needs, our buyers consultant will include information on the shopping in Hout bay.

Contact us for more information by email or phoning our area buyers consultant

Marco Garuti on + 27 (0) 83 265 8800.

Hout Bay – Restaurants and coffee shops

Not short of stunning scenery Hout Bay also offers a variety of very unique restaurants and coffee shops.

Dunes restaurant and Suikerbossi are both known for their child-friendly setup. Dunes is right on Beachroad, features a playground and serves scrumptious food including a good selection of seafood from the ocean across the road.

Coming from Llundudno, Suikerbossi is up on the hill at the start of a popular hiking trail along the 12 Apostels featuring dramatic views. This is also a popular wedding venue.

Hout Bay Lookout Deck - CapeTonians love this place for sundowners

Pakalolos is popular with a young surfy crowd. Despite the lack of view, expect to find a loungy atmosphere, surf videos and food inspired by overseas surf travel.

Marc’s grill is a humble little restaurant that’s famous for its steaks. Steaks are matured and grilled by the owner in an open kitchen.

On the last bend before Chapmans Peak, you will find Hout Bay hotel. Its a popular venue for sundowners and calamari dishes on the deck.

At the The Lookout Deck you dig into fresh scrumptious seafood dishes while watching the local fishermen unload their catch in the harbour.

Nautical hospitality in Hout Bay

Katima serves upmarket Thai cuisine in the oldest remaining building in Hout Bay. It also features a sparkly cocktail bar and a relaxing courtyard perfect for warm summer evenings.

The Warf
, Hout Bay’s harbour area, is jampacked with restaurants mainly attracting tourists.


As part of our thorough process in understanding your needs, our buyers consultant will ensure they understand not just your property requirements but also the amenities on offer in Hout Bay. Our promise to you is to leave no stone unturned in finding you that perfect property in the perfect area.

Contact us for more information by email or telephoning our area buyers consultant

Marco Garuti on + 27 (0) 83 265 8800.