The story dates back to the early 1930’s when as a young boy, Hans Mickeleit watched fish being smoked at his homeport of Swinemunde, Poland. Later in 1939, Hans boarded a freighter bound for Japan but was detained in Durban when World War II was declared. At the end of the war he decided to visit Cape Town where he fell in love with the port village of Hout Bay and immediately arranged for his family to emigrate.

Hans’s purchased an old bus, which he converted into a takeaway cafe and positioned it at the end of Harbour Road, Hout Bay. They named the take-away cafe, Snoekies from where they served fish & chips to the local fishermen. Hans’s wife ran the Snoekies take-away cafe whilst he experimented with smoking fish and they found that his smoked snoek sold well at the café. Before long they found it difficult to keep up with the demand from their garage at home and in 1956 he built a factory in the Hout Bay Harbour.

In 1959 the business, together with Hans’s secret for smoking fish, was sold to South African Sea Products under their Oceana division. More than 60 years since it’s humble beginnings, the custodianship of the Snoekies Brand has been placed on the shoulders of entrepreneurs David Aronson & Justin Strong. Today you will still find Snoekies situated at the far end of Hout Bay Harbour, continuing to provide locals and tourists with light, crispy-golden battered hake and freshly-cut chips from the Snoekies take-away as well as fresh fish from the Snoekies Fish Market.

Snoekies old bus, converted into a takeaway cafe and positioned it at the end of Harbour Road, Hout Bay (c.1951).
Snoekies old bus, converted into a takeaway cafe and positioned it at the end of Harbour Road, Hout Bay (c.1951).


Seafood Platter (serves 4-6) Hake (4 fillets), calamari, prawns (8), chips, rice + rolls  R 395.00
[Grilled: 8 X Queen prawns] R 445.00
Fisherman's Basket (serves 2) Chips + rolls, Hake, snoek, calamari,  R 195.00
Snoek + Hake combo (serves 2) Hake, snoek, chips + rolls  R 160.00
Chips (regular)R 32.00
Chips (large)R 42.00
Chips (extra large) *New *R 55.00
Savoury riceR 30.00
Greek saladR 30.00
Queen prawns (4) R 85.00
Bread rollR 5.00
Hake (single fillet) + chipsR 90.00
Hake (double fillet) + chipsR 115.00
Snoek + chipsR 90.00
Calamari + chipsR 115.00
Queen Prawns (8) + chipsR 155.00
Hake, calamari + chipsR 125.00
Snoek, calamari + chipsR 125.00
Prawns (crumbed 6), calamari + chips R 130.00
[Grilled: 6 X Queen prawns] R 165.00
Calamari wrapR 85.00
Hake (single fillet)R 65.00
Hake (double fillet)R 90.00
SnoekR 65.00
CalamariR 90.00
Snoekies Burger + chipsR 70.00
Lunch Box:  
Hake medallions+ chipsR 70.00
Hake (140g fillet) + chipsR 70.00
Chip rollR 35.00
Hake medallions + chips R 70.00
Calamari + chipsR 70.00
Tartare / seafood /  
sweet chilli / peri peri  
75mlR   10.00
Grilled (selected items) R 5.00

Menu offering & prices subject to change without notice.

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Big Bay
Snoekies Big Bay
OB Otto du Plessis Dr
Big Bay, Cape Town 7441
South Africa
GPS LOCATION: -33.792951, 18.458042
Belvedere Road
Snoekies Belvedere Road
50 Belvedere Rd,
Cape Town, 7700,
South Africa
GPS LOCATION: -33.977112, 18.483800
Hout Bay
Snoekies Hout Bay
26 Harbour Rd,
Hout Bay Harbour,
Cape Town, 7806,
South Africa
GPS LOCATION: -34.054680, 18.347186
Sea Point
Snoekies Sea Point
323 Main Rd, Sea Point,
Cape Town, 8005,
South Africa
GPS LOCATION: -33.913465, 18.391499
Sea Point Pavilion
Snoekies Sea Point Pavilion
Beach Road, Sea Point
Cape Town
South Africa
GPS LOCATION: –33.91802, 18.38567
Tokai Junction
Snoekies Tokai Junction
236 Tokai Road, Tokai,
Cape Town, 7945,
South Africa
GPS LOCATION: -34.067138, 18.457397

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