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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...


Landfill staff trained to deal with snakes - Independent Online

Independent OnlineLandfill staff trained to deal with snakesIndependent OnlineCape Town - The warm summer months are here which means all types of snakes are out and about hunting for prey and reproducing. Just two weeks ago, a nearly 2m Cape cobra was spotted soaking up the sun at Hout Bay Beach before taking a dip in the ...and more »

Posted on 24 November 2014 | 7:03 am

False Bay reels from E.coli shock - Independent Online

Independent OnlineFalse Bay reels from E.coli shockIndependent OnlineIn September, health officials warned that seawater along Hout Bay contained dangerously high levels of E.coli, and warned bathers and surfers to avoid the beach. * The city was also forced to close parts of Zeekoevlei last month because E.coli levels ...and more »

Posted on 19 November 2014 | 12:44 am

VIDEO: What's scarier than a shark? How about a GIANT COBRA on the beach! - Catholic Online

Catholic OnlineVIDEO: What's scarier than a shark? How about a GIANT COBRA on the beach!Catholic OnlineMan encounters deadly snake in Hout Bay. A South African man had the shock of his life while strolling along a Cape Town beach, when he encountered a deadly snake. A man strolling along the beach encountered a Cape Cobra, while it was taking a dip in ...Photos Of Giant Cape Cobra Snake Captured Near Shark-Infested Waters (Photo)Opposing ViewsBeach with sharks and cobras... click hereEmirates 24/7all 5 news articles »

Posted on 15 November 2014 | 1:09 am

Hout Bay Man Arrested By 18 Cops Has Bail Extended - AllAfrica.com

Hout Bay Man Arrested By 18 Cops Has Bail ExtendedAllAfrica.comEach time the case is postponed, I have to go and sign in at the Hout Bay police station Monday and Friday till my next court date, and I use a bus to get there. Throughout the festive season I have to go to the police station. I constantly have ...

Posted on 13 November 2014 | 5:47 am

Hout Bay Cape Cobra sighting confirmed - The Citizen

The CitizenHout Bay Cape Cobra sighting confirmedThe CitizenHout Bay Cape Cobra sighting confirmed. Citizen Reporter. The snake was seen on a beach in Hout Bay on Sunday. Pic: Jeffrey Rink. Hout Bay residents continue to be baffled following the release of photographs of a large Cape Cobra, estimated to be ...2 metre Cape cobra takes a dip at Hout Bay BeachEyewitness NewsPics: Cape Cobra spotted having morning slither on Hout Bay beachNews24Cape Town local photographs Cape cobra snake in shallows of shark-infested ...Daily MailTimes LIVE -Mirror.co.uk -Independent Onlineall 12 news articles »

Posted on 11 November 2014 | 7:45 am