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...
Cape Town: South Africa's Honeymoon Gem For Black PeopleAtlanta Black StarStop in Hout Bay for a short boat ride to see the seals, as we did. On the way back, stop to see the penguins at Boulders Penguin Colony. In between, experience visuals you just cannot imagine on the way to and at Cape Point, where wild baboons roam ...and more »Posted on 23 October 2014 | 8:46 am
African allure captured by winnersIndependent OnlineJELLY FIREWORKS: A "vast swarm" of box jellyfish were captured in this ethereal image taken off Hout Bay. Photo: Geo Cloete. FEELING THE FLAMES: A lone wildebeest with a broken leg seemed reluctant to move from an approaching blaze in Tanzzania's ...Posted on 23 October 2014 | 5:55 am
CT tourist attraction video flying highEyewitness NewsThe video was created by Eric Cheng, who describes it as a short aerial film showing the beauty of Cape Town and its surrounding area, including Lion's Head, Table Mountain, Cape Point, Hout Bay, Simon's Town, and Seal Island. Footage includes great ...Posted on 22 October 2014 | 5:31 am
Independent OnlineHangberg man sues police in civil caseIndependent OnlineCape Town - A father from impoverished and overcrowded Hangberg in Hout Bay says he is going ahead with a civil case against police after he was beaten, suffocated and dragged out of his home in the early hours of the morning late last month. Santonio ...Posted on 17 October 2014 | 3:30 am
Hout Bay beach reopenedEyewitness NewsCAPE TOWN – Hout Bay beach has been reopened after being closed for two weeks following a public advisory of toxic E-coli levels in the water. After conducting a series of tests the City's Coastal Pollution Monitoring Programme reopened the beach ...Posted on 4 October 2014 | 10:25 am