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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...

Ex-cop sparks outrage for training kids to use guns - Independent Online

Independent OnlineEx-cop sparks outrage for training kids to use gunsIndependent OnlinePetersen, who worked at Manenberg, Hout Bay and Grassy Park SAPS, opened a shooting range in the 1980s but sold the property a few years ago. He now books time at various shooting ranges across the city to train people. By late afternoon, he posted ...

Posted on 28 June 2016 | 7:29 am

Milano crash out of Coke Cup - News24

News24Milano crash out of Coke CupNews24Turfhall: Jamestown United 1, Aerials (MPFD) 0; SSS Academy 5, Hout Bay Gunners 2 (after a penalty shoot-out, 1-1); Melchester Rovers 2, Royal Priesthood 0; Silver Spurs 4, Kewtown United 2; Wesfleur 4, Jordan Callies 2 (after a penalty shoot-out, 0-0 ...

Posted on 28 June 2016 | 12:19 am

Geared up for winter - News24

News24Geared up for winterNews24The donation was made by members of Hout Bay Neighbourhood Watch (HBNW), residents and businesses following an appeal by HBNW. The main donors or sponsors who stepped up to the plate were Thomas Electrical and Chapmans Peak Hotel.

Posted on 27 June 2016 | 9:03 pm

Out & About - News24

Out & AboutNews24V Hout Bay: Friends of the Hout Bay Museum will be having a fireside chat with Roger Stewart on the topic “When the Earth went pear-shaped” at the museum hall in Andrews Road. Soup, Glühwein and garlic bread will be served. Entry is R40 or R50 for ...

Posted on 27 June 2016 | 9:03 pm

Thief stopped in his tracks - News24

Thief stopped in his tracksNews24“Constable Mukovhe Mulidi and Sergeant Michael Dlangudlangu were doing regular patrols when they received information about a car, driving from Hout Bay to Wynberg, full of tyres. “Police tried to stop the suspects, but the vehicle did not stop and ...

Posted on 27 June 2016 | 9:03 pm