From Houtbay Harbour you can go on seal cruises to seal island where if you are very lucky you will also get to some sharks in action as they love hunting these seals. But I didnt have to go on one of these cruises to see a seal up close. HoutBay harbour has its own resident seal who has partly become a tourist attraction. During most days you will find someone feeding the seal by holding fish in his mouth and having the seal jump up and grab it.
He has become quite tame and I am sure that while he was posing for photos he was actually waiting to be fed by me.