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...
Eyewitness NewsPolice hunt for Mitchells Plain mall robbersEyewitness News... arrested at the stage. We appeal to anyone with information who can assist with the investigation to contact Crime Stop at 08600 10111.” Meanwhile, two men were arrested following a robbery at a retail store at Mainstream Centre in Hout Bay on ...Cape Town mall hit in jewellery store heistNews24all 6 news articles »Posted on 22 May 2015 | 10:59 am
Independent OnlineCape Town Gig Guide - May 21, 2015Independent OnlineTONIGHT. l Live music at The Bay Harbour Market, 31 Harbour Rd, Hout Bay. 5pm to 9pm. Free. Info: www.bayharbour.co.za. l Simon van Gend and The Bande Aparte play Alma Cafe, 20 Alma Rd, Rosebank. 7pm. Info: 021 685 7377. l Kraal and the ...Posted on 22 May 2015 | 1:08 am
Independent OnlineTwo held for Hout Bay store robberyIndependent OnlineCape Town -Two people have been arrested following a burglary at a retail shop in Hout Bay, Cape Town on Thursday, police reported. Captain Frederick van Wyk said the doors were forced open to gain entry into the shop in Mainstream Centre. “Security ...and more »Posted on 21 May 2015 | 6:20 am
Daily MaverickGroundUp: Hout Bay's scrapyard sculptorsDaily MaverickChenjerai Mutasa and Isaac Mukonde are Zimbabwean artists who bring to life the junk that we toss out. Using old car parts, wire, drift wood, metal and stone — mostly accrued from the scrapyard — they build beautiful and imaginative sculptures. By ...Posted on 20 May 2015 | 3:42 pm
Independent OnlineMissing Hout Bay boy found under boatIndependent OnlineHe went missing when he left his grandmother's house to visit his other grandmother at about 4pm in Hangberg, near Hout Bay. He was last seen by residents in the streets at around 8pm. What happened to Byron on Monday night remains unclear, but it's ...and more »Posted on 19 May 2015 | 11:01 pm