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...
Mail & Guardian OnlineArts and Culture Don't miss this: Freedom Day specialMail & Guardian OnlineWHEN April 27 WHERE Hout Bay Beach TIME 11am - 8pm COST R50 – R150 INFO Oranjefeest.co.za. Master beer brewer, Morne Uys who will share the success story of the how he, along with his partner Pierre-Charl started the Valley Brewery during at a ...and more »Posted on 26 April 2015 | 11:18 pm
Independent OnlineFishy fumes in 'Republic of Hout Bay'Independent OnlineCape Town - Emissions from the boiler chimneys of a Hout Bay fish factory have raised the ire of residents who allege the stench poses a health hazard to the community and they are now lobbying for the city to conduct an independent risk assessment.Posted on 26 April 2015 | 1:32 am
Chrisman graduate takes spring break trip to South AfricaBlue Springs ExaminerNext, the group traveled across the Cape Peninsula to Camps Bay, Hout Bay, False Bay, Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point. The group hiked, or rode the tram, to the top of Cape Point to see a lighthouse and look out over the Atlantic and Indian oceans.Posted on 24 April 2015 | 10:56 pm
Cape Town Gig Guide - April 24, 2015Independent OnlineLive music at The Bay Harbour Market, 31 Harbour Rd, Hout Bay. 5pm to 9pm. Free. Info: www.bayharbour.co.za. • Jazz Rendezvous at Alliance Française du Cap, 155 Loop St, CBD. 6.30pm. R60. Info: 021 423 5699. • Bokani Dyer Trio at Straight No Chaser, ...Posted on 24 April 2015 | 6:09 am
iAfrica.comSnorkel with seals in Hout BayiAfrica.comSome 10 000 seals live in the protected area near Karbonkelberg, about 15 minutes outside Hout Bay. An easy ride around the mountain, the boat was hugging the coastline as we were admiring kayakers and larger seal watching boats out for a morning of ...Posted on 7 April 2015 | 6:13 am