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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...


R13M PUMPED INTO REFITNews24Hout Bay will see refurbishments to the value of R10m, with the odour control system replaced. Mechanical screens will also be replaced and the grit removal system will be refurbished along with fine screens. The grit and screenings removal will be ...

Posted on 25 April 2016 | 10:46 pm

Mixed views on Hout Bay's big stink - Independent Online

Independent OnlineMixed views on Hout Bay's big stinkIndependent OnlineALTHOUGH an activist group insists the Oceana Fishmeal Factory in Hout Bay is polluting the air with a foul smell, the area's ratepayers and civic associations disagree, saying the smell will always be there as Hout Bay is a fishing village. Fresh Air ...

Posted on 19 April 2016 | 2:30 pm

Hout Bay fishmeal factory in catch-22 - Independent Online

Independent OnlineHout Bay fishmeal factory in catch-22Independent OnlineCape Town - The stench from a fishmeal factory operating in Hout Bay harbour is dividing the community, with some saying no one should have to live with the rotten, gag-inducing smell – while others are saying the factory provides much-needed jobs.Oceana, Hout Bay fishmeal plant continues to split communityUndercurrent Newsall 2 news articles »

Posted on 12 April 2016 | 7:29 am

Have a hand in saving lives - News24

News24Have a hand in saving livesNews24Whilst the majority of their work is in Hout Bay, where needed they also provide emergency care outside the area. Following a very successful year last year, their aim is to attract new volunteers to boost their membership so that they continue to ...

Posted on 11 April 2016 | 9:00 pm

Red-faced travel agency loses its bearings - Times LIVE

Times LIVERed-faced travel agency loses its bearingsTimes LIVEHout Bay was - for 24 hours - marketed as Hawaii by the international travel agency, Flight Centre. Advertised by the company's Canadian office, the advert appeared in newspapers, on posters in the company's in-shop windows and on the internet ...

Posted on 10 April 2016 | 3:25 pm