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...
Help Snapscan make waves for DARG animal shelterBizcommunity.comDaisy and Daisy are the DARG representatives heading up to the Rocking the Daisies Festival to raise funds for their friends at the Hout Bay-based DARG Animal Shelter, which cares for 270 dogs and cats. SnapScan the code in the accompanying image and ...Posted on 1 October 2014 | 2:53 am
Hout Bay resident recalls terrifying ordealEyewitness NewsA police van parked outside block of flats in Hangberg on 30 September 2014 following violent protests in the area. Picture: Chanel September/EWN. Email; Print; Tweet · Giovanna Gerbi | 13 hours ago. CAPE TOWN - A Hout Bay woman has described being ...and more »Posted on 1 October 2014 | 2:27 am
Yahoo South Africa'Police stood by as Hangberg burnt', say Hout Bay riot witnessesYahoo South AfricaAngry residents have taken to social media to voice their dissatisfaction over a police intervention that went horribly wrong in Hangberg last night. In what began as an operation by the SAPS to arrest a known criminal in the area, officers moved in at ...Cars set alight as Hangberg eruptsIndependent OnlineCalm restored to Hangberg after protestsEyewitness NewsHangberg residents torch six cars in protestCitizenall 5 news articles »Posted on 30 September 2014 | 3:01 am
Independent Online (blog)Cyclist crushed but driver speeds offIndependent Online (blog)Cape Town - A cyclist is in a critical condition after she was knocked over and crushed under the wheels of a silver BMW. The allegedly drunk driver was arrested after he tried to take off, leaving his blood-spattered car abandoned in Hout Bay, said ...Posted on 29 September 2014 | 2:49 am
Artslink.co.za News (press release)Marcel Lucont at Cape Town FringeArtslink.co.za News (press release)Sadly, with the current (lack of) Fringe awareness, and a weekend competing with the rugby and Franschhoek Uncorked and the Hout Bay Seafood Festival, his first show drew measly numbers into the small room at City Hall. Unfazed, Marcel Lucont ...Posted on 29 September 2014 | 1:00 am