On the magnificent coastal drive from Cape Town to Cape Point is Hout Bay and Mariner's Wharf, the first harbourfront emporium in Africa and the Southern Hemisphere (34°02'49.70 S 18°20'53.60 E).

Conceptualised and built by Hout Bay's own Stanley Dorman, it continues to grow under his, wife Pam's, and sons Garth and Anton's watchful eyes.

Its restaurants, shops and markets exude a maritime ambience as is nowhere else to be found.

Mariner's Wharf is a wonderful place, a place where the famous and locals, jetsetters and tourists rub shoulders with venerable fishing captains and old salts.

Indeed, well worth a visit!

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