Welcome to Brightwater Lodge: Your Gateway to #DiscoverHoutBay and Beyond

Welcome to Brightwater Lodge! We are thrilled to extend our warmest welcome to you as you embark on your journey with us. At Brightwater Lodge, our commitment is unwavering – we strive to ensure that your stay is not only safe and comfortable but also truly memorable.

As you settle in, we want you to feel right at home. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any requests or needs during your time here. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we are here to assist you in any way we can.

Situated in the heart of Hout Bay, Brightwater Lodge offers the perfect starting point for exploration. Beyond our doors lies a world of adventure waiting to be discovered. Whether you’re keen on leisurely walks or seeking to explore the beauty of the surrounding peninsula, you’ll find endless opportunities right at your fingertips.

Join us as we invite you to not only experience the comforts of Brightwater Lodge but also to embark on an unforgettable journey of discovery in #DiscoverHoutBay and beyond. We look forward to being a part of your Hout Bay and Cape Town adventure!

Top Picks for Travelers

Outdoor & Nature:

“Immerse yourself in the serenity of nature’s embrace. Discover outdoor adventures that stir the soul and create unforgettable memories.”

Chapman’s Peak Drive

“Discover the breathtaking beauty of Chapman’s Peak Drive, where every curve unveils panoramic views of majestic cliffs and the azure expanse of the Atlantic Ocean”

Chapman's Peak Drive Hout Bay Cape Town by Fuad Peters of I AM CAPE TOWN

Guided Hiking Tours

“Explore Hout Bay’s hidden treasures with our local guided hiking tours, where every trail unveils the beauty of our coastal landscapes and rich cultural heritage.”

Hiking Karbonkelberg Tourism Hout Bay with Brent Thomas
Karbonkelberg Tourism

“Embark on an exhilarating journey through Hout Bay’s rugged landscapes with Karbonkelberg Tourism hiking adventures, where every step reveals the untamed beauty of the Karbonkelberg Range on the Cape Peninsula.”

Hout bay Hiking Tim Lundy

Marine Explorations

“Dive into the wonders of Hout Bay’s marine world with our captivating marine explorations, where every adventure unveils the secrets of the deep blue sea.”

Drumbeat Charters

“Set sail with Drumbeat Charters in Hout Bay for unforgettable ocean adventures, where every journey promises breathtaking views, marine encounters, and memories to last a lifetime.”

Drumbeat Charters "Duiker" Seal Island Hout Bay Cape Town



Guided Kayaking Tours


World of Birds

“Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of birds at Hout Bay’s renowned sanctuary, where every fluttering wing and melodious chirp offers a glimpse into nature’s captivating beauty.”

World of Birds Owl Hout Bay Cape Town

Culture & Heritage:

Drumstruck at Silvermist Wine

Wine-tasting-drumstruck Silvermist

Township Tours

Township Tours IY


Bay Harbour Market – Every Weekend

“Experience the vibrant heartbeat of Hout Bay at Bay Harbour Market, where weekends come alive with artisanal delights, live music, and a tapestry of local culture waiting to be explored.”

Surfing SUP Lessons, Tours and Hire


Urban Brewing Co


Motorbike Tours

Harley Davidson Tours

Tree Top Tours & Zip lining


Zip lining



Sport Fishing Charters

sport fishing charters

Wine Tasting Tours

Constantia Wine Tour


Mariners Wharf

Famous fish restaurant within walking distance of the lodge.

Mariners Wharf


Perfect location for families, accessible via the beach,  surf and turf food.



Pizza restaurant around the corner from the Lodge.



Italian restaurant around the corner from the Lodge, more upmarket food with a gentle atmosphere.


Souvla Stiks

Mediterranean inspired restaurant, specialising in souvla which is a Greek / Cypriot way of cooking. Situated behind Bugattis.


The Woodcutters Arms

English style pub offering great service in a relaxed atmosphere. Situated a short drive from the Lodge and in amongst several other bars, restaurants and shops.


The Beach Bar

located on the beach at the start Chapmans Peak drive. Their offering is as diverse as our clientele, unassuming yet sophisticated


The Indian Oven

Situated at the bottom of Chapmans Peak Drive, this restaurant has an excellent selection of vegetarian dishes.


The Look Out

In the heart of the harbour, the Lookout provides excellent views of the water and boats. It is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine with some seafood whilst you relax in.


Bow Thai

Situated in Victoria Mall offering excellent take away Thai food.


Houtbay Coffee

Artisan Coffee Roasters in the heart of Hout Bay.



An old favourite amongst locals and tourists, Massimos is an award winning Italian restaurant situated near the Oakhurst farm stall.


Dario’s Cafe

Dario’s serves everything From the best Coffee and Breakfast, to Sandwiches, Salad, Pasta and Burgers. Situated a short drive from the Lodge and in amongst several other bars, restaurants and shops.


The Pelican

Coffee, crepes, breakfast, lunch, dinner, licensed, chilled vibe, Wi-Fi situated opposite the Lodge on Victoria Avenue.



Pacific Rim cooking combines Pacific Island foods, Asian cooking techniques, local freshness, and a host of other cultural and culinary influences. Situated a short drive from the Lodge and in amongst several other bars, restaurants and shops


Fish on the Rocks

Situated at the end of the harbour at West Fort looking towards Chapmans Peak Drive. Serving all things Fish and Chips.



Little harbour-side gem for the last 19 years!  A family run, off-beat, no-frills eatery with a varied menu to suit even the most fussy eater.


Travelling Around

Public transport

mycitibus route map

Safe, reliable, affordable, convenient, networked local bus service.

Open top red bus

World renowned hop on and off bus service, taking in the breathtaking views of the fair cape, learn about the history and geography of the cape peninsula.

Car Hire

Airport Transfers and Tours

Steve Best +27 832614011 https://besttours.co.za

Nich0las Sneiders +27 792499882

D Tours and Transfers +27 721404509 davidanthonyjones1951@gmail.com

Touralot +270845512345 jean@touralot.co.za

Walking Map

100 meters

100 meters

300 meters

300 meters

Bicycle Hire


Ebike Hire