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A 20-minute drive from the heart of Cape Town deposits you in the Republic of Hout Bay—feisty locals began selling "passports" to the village, and legend says one enterprising traveler went around the world on his Hout Bay documents. Unsurprisingly, this town has a ton of character. Spend a weekend afternoon eating fish and chips on the waterfront and browsing through Bay Harbour Market.

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Hout Bay

A 20-minute drive from the heart of Cape Town deposits you in the Republic of Hout Bay—feisty locals began selling "passports" to the village, and legend says one enterprising traveler went around the world on his Hout Bay documents. Unsurprisingly, this town has a ton of character. Spend a weekend afternoon eating fish and chips on the waterfront and browsing through Bay Harbour Market.