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 OnlineHout Bay beach still unsafeEyewitness News“The public is thus advised any form of full contact recreational activity, such as swimming may increase the risk of gesture intestinal problems. It is, therefore, emphasized any person who uses the sea along the Hout Bay beach does so at their own risk.”E coli alert for Cape beachIndependent Onlineall 2 news articles »Posted on 22 September 2014 | 3:47 am
The day Mario Oriani-Ambrosini stopped the painNews24The birds had started singing outside, ready to welcome another fine day, when the report of a revolver shook the entire house, followed by deathly silence. It was just before 06:00 on 16 August in Hout Bay, Cape Town, and Mario Oriani-Ambrosini was dead.Posted on 21 September 2014 | 10:29 am
The Market with the MostestNews24The Tour Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay offers everything from great food, live music, inexpensive drinks and expertly crafted, handmade goods. And the best part? Everything there is locally produced and sourced and the market holds a 'zero waste ...Posted on 19 September 2014 | 6:47 am
Independent OnlineMajor changes for Cape MyCiTi serviceIndependent OnlineFrom October 18: Routes 106 and 107 will only operate between Camps Bay and the Civic Centre, and will exclude the Waterfront Silo stop. * October 18: Several changes to Routes 108 and 109 on the Hout Bay to Civic Centre services. Buses from Hout Bay ...and more »Posted on 19 September 2014 | 2:00 am
BDliveDo the sums: no to secessionBDliveAfter all, Cape Town is already home to the small but much-loved Republic of Hout Bay, and who could forget the valiant efforts of the Cape Party, which stood in the 2009 general election under a manifesto that promised to liberate the Cape from the ...and more »Posted on 17 September 2014 | 8:52 pm