Hout Bay is a beautiful and unique coastal town near Cape Town, South Africa. It derives its name from the Afrikaans word Houtbaai meaning Wood Bay and was first made famous for its ample supply of good timber desperately required by the Dutch colony established in Table Bay in 1652. Very little of the original forests still exist today and Hout Bay has been transformed into a bustling little village with an estimated population of over 42000 people.
Hout Bay's beauty is unforgettable and is surrounded by an amphitheatre of mountains that seem to majestically guard over its calm indigo bay. Hout Bay beach consists of a large stretch of powder white sand with a gentle river running through the middle.
Hout Bay is loved not just for its breath-taking scenery but also for the relaxed family orientated lifestyle it offers. It is often affectionately referred to as the Republic of Hout Bay due to the unique pride and passion of its residents. Although elections for the Republic of Hout Bay have not been held for many years the Hout Bay passport is still available.
Hout Bay offers an exceptional holiday experience with an emphasis on nature, sun, see and sand...
Independent OnlineLaher loses court bid for assetsIndependent OnlineThe two went hunting together and Prinsloo sometimes visited him in Cape Town and ate breakfast with him at his Spur restaurant in Ottery. They also went to Hout Bay to buy fish. However, Laher said Prinsloo's claims should be treated with caution ...Posted on 26 August 2016 | 9:24 am
Telegraph.co.ukMy Big Blue moment: Learning to freedive with South Africa's finestTelegraph.co.ukInstead we had a pressing date on a group boat trip to dive with Cape fur seals off Hout Bay. Hanli calls them the “Labrador puppies” of the marine world; they are silly, playful and incredibly cute. My most magical encounter, however, was with an ...Posted on 26 August 2016 | 12:42 am
Independent OnlineCity's property valuation system 'deeply flawed'Independent OnlineHout Bay Residents and Ratepayers' Association (HBRRA) chairperson Len Swimmer, who is also on the GCTA executive committee, echoed Bam's sentiments. “The City's system is flawed and iniquitous. They are taxing people with rates they cannot afford ...Posted on 25 August 2016 | 2:30 pm
Eyewitness NewsSurfers brave swells at DungeonsEyewitness NewsCAPE TOWN - It's known internationally as one of the scariest surfing spots that South Africa has to offer, but for much of the time the giant known as Dungeons lies asleep below the Sentinel off the Hout Bay coast. On only a handful of days a year do ...Posted on 25 August 2016 | 7:09 am
Times LIVEWorlds apart: The stark differences in how the rich and poor live in Hout BayTimes LIVEBoth areas are situated right beside one another in the small fishing town of Hout Bay, about 20 minutes outside Cape Town. But while the physical distance between these homes is only a few hundred metres, residents' lives and living conditions are ...Posted on 24 August 2016 | 2:09 am