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...
Travel WeeklyFood safaris sample South Africas melting potTravel WeeklyFor seafood lovers, Andulela introduced a Cape Seafood Cooking Safari that takes visitors on a guided walk through the working harbor of Hout Bay and a visit to the local fish shops. Guests gain insight into local fishing trends and about marine ...Posted on 28 August 2014 | 6:25 pm
Investing in the hard rock businessMail & Guardian OnlineOn a spring morning in Hout Bay, stonemason Nicholas Tshabalala is gearing up for the busy season. The wet Cape winters mean a slowdown in building projects, but the warmer weather signals a boom in trade and a reshuffling of resources to ...Posted on 28 August 2014 | 12:12 am
Home buying: will the good times last?Moneyweb.co.zaThe home ownership market Geffen says is quite active in Cape Town, where leafy suburbs such as Bantry Bay and Fresnaye on the Atlantic Seaboard – the coastline between the V&A Waterfront and Hout Bay – could retail for R100 000 per square metre.Posted on 26 August 2014 | 6:03 pm
Local develops new therapy for memory care patientsHealth24.comThe new product, known as Active Cues, was developed by Hester Anderiesen who lives in Hout Bay, Cape Town, as part of her PhD in Industrial Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. The product is intended primarily for ...Posted on 25 August 2014 | 1:45 am
Independent OnlineBallet star found deadIndependent OnlineHay is one of the co-founders of the Jikeleza Dance Project, Jeje's formal baptism into dance. The Hout Bay organisation took him in when he arrived needing to physically get away from the gang influences in his home town. It was 2004, he was 20 and ...and more »Posted on 18 August 2014 | 11:58 pm