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...
Books LIVE (blog)Update on the Wildfires in Muizenberg, Noordhoek, Hout Bay and SurroundsBooks LIVE (blog)Bobby Jordan and Jerome Cornelius wrote an article for the Rand Daily Mail about the destruction being wreaked by the fires, and the attempts to keep the blaze under control. Firefighters and volunteers have their work cut out for them. Read the article:.Posted on 3 March 2015 | 2:59 am
Another day, another battle as Cape fires rage onEyewitness NewsFires which broke out near Muizenberg at the weekend have spread, with fears the wind may pick up. Flames fuelled by strong winds leap into the air as a wildfire which broke out near Muizenberg roars towards Hout Bay on 2 March 2015. Picture: Aletta ...and more »Posted on 2 March 2015 | 10:52 pm
Independent OnlineMan killed in Hout Bay truck accidentIndependent OnlineCape Town - A man was killed on Monday after his truck overturned on Main Road in Hout Bay, Cape Town. ER24 paramedics arrived on scene and found the large tipper truck on its side wedged up against a large tree. On assessment, paramedics ...Posted on 2 March 2015 | 4:48 am
Eyewitness NewsGALLERY: Fires rage in Mother CityEyewitness NewsCape Town firefighters battle veld fire on Boyes Drive on 3 March 2015. Picture: Elizabeth Ann Von Hollstein. Multiple fires rage on near Muizenberg on 1 March 2015. Picture: @CraigIanReid via Twitter. Smoke billows over the mountains in Hout Bay ...Posted on 2 March 2015 | 2:48 am
Eyewitness NewsCape fires cause mass devastation to hectares of vegetationEyewitness NewsFires that broke out in Muizenberg on Sunday have spread to further parts of the Southern Peninsula. Cape Town firefighters on Chapman's Peak try to stop a fire from spreading towards Hout Bay. Cape Town fire trucks on Chapman's Peak trying to stop the ...Cape Town fire causes explosionThe CitizenWildfires in the mountains of Cape TownBaltimore SunRazed Cape Town hotel to celebrate the braveNews24Newsdayall 342 news articles »Posted on 2 March 2015 | 1:08 am