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...
Vier Jahre Hout Bay MarktKapstadt auf gut deutschEs ist Zeit zu feiern! Der berühmte „Bay Harbour Markt“ in Hout Bay wird vier Jahre alt und feiert dies am Wochenende mit einer großen Veranstaltungen für die ganze Familie. Live-Musik, DJ's und gute Getränke. Das Fest hat vor allem tolle Live-Musik ...Posted on 1 July 2015 | 2:27 pm
Independent OnlineSealman vows to continue 'feeding' showIndependent OnlineCape Town - The infamous sealman of Hout Bay who feeds fish to seals in the harbour and charges tourists to have photos taken with them, says local youngsters are muscling in on the action. Danny Abrahams, known in the harbour as “Blitz”, said it used ...Posted on 1 July 2015 | 9:03 am
Independent OnlineThieves rip Hout Bay harbour apartIndependent OnlineCape Town - Hout Bay harbour is being taken to pieces bit by bit by vandals who have even chipped away at the concrete jetties to get at electrical cables. On one of the jetties, all 10 of the taps have been stolen, leaving water gushing out of some of ...Thieves targeting Hout Bay harbouriAfrica.comall 3 news articles »Posted on 1 July 2015 | 3:45 am
Eyewitness NewsContinued opposition to sewage dumping in CT oceanEyewitness NewsMore than 35 million litres of raw sewage is dumped off Cape Town's coast on a daily basis. A plume off the Hout Bay coast which marine conservation photographer Jean Tresfon claims emanates from the local sewage outfall pipe. Picture: Jean Tresfon.'Turn stadium into sewerage plant'Independent OnlineOpposition to CT's sewage planiAfrica.comall 3 news articles »Posted on 29 June 2015 | 12:46 am
Independent OnlineFish pong has residents in foul moodIndependent OnlineCape Town - An urgent meeting to discuss the “increasing obnoxiousness” of the smell emanating from the Lucky Fish factory in Hout Bay has been called for this week, amid renewed calls from concerned residents that their health is being affected. The ...Posted on 22 June 2015 | 5:55 am