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Hout Bay
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...

Märchenhaftes Fischerdorf Hout Bay – schöner Ort in Kapstadt, Südafrika - Touring-Afrika.de (Blog)

Touring-Afrika.de (Blog)Märchenhaftes Fischerdorf Hout Bay – schöner Ort in Kapstadt, SüdafrikaTouring-Afrika.de (Blog)Hinzu kommt aber ein riesiges Fischvorkommen in der Bucht und in den angrenzenden Gewässern, so dass Hout Bay ab dem 19. Jahrhundert starken Zuzug von Menschen erlebte. Lange Zeit war es einer der wichtigsten Orte für Südafrikas Fischerei.

Posted on 24 July 2014 | 12:41 am

Drinking in inspiring scenery - Independent Online

Independent OnlineDrinking in inspiring sceneryIndependent OnlineDespite the recent environmental uproar about the addition of a new toll office block at the start of Chapman's Peak Nature Reserve, and the drive linking Hout Bay to Noordhoek, this remains without a doubt the most breathtaking scenic stretch of road ...

Posted on 23 July 2014 | 9:02 am

All the world's a stage, as I like it - Independent Online

Independent OnlineAll the world's a stage, as I like itIndependent OnlineCape Town - Mbali Bloom is a playwright, actress and poet who has enthralled audiences with her work on stages locally and abroad. Her film credits include Disgrace and Big Fellas. As a writer and poet Bloom has worked internationally on various ...

Posted on 21 July 2014 | 3:20 am

3 die on CT roads - Eyewitness News

3 die on CT roadsEyewitness NewsHe adds some motorists continue to drive recklessly during the adverse weather conditions. “One pedestrian lost his life in an accident on Koeberg Road and another passenger died in a light delivery vehicle which collided with three in Hout Bay. “In De ...and more »

Posted on 19 July 2014 | 10:44 am

'Chappies toll fee hike unjustified' - Eyewitness News

'Chappies toll fee hike unjustified'Eyewitness News... could be a boom which cuts down the costs tremendously.” Swimmer said the cost prevented many Hout Bay residents from going to the neighbouring suburb of Noordhoek. An operating boom should be used instead. Hout Bay lies at the end of Chapman's ...

Posted on 16 July 2014 | 11:26 pm