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...
htxt.africaDrone captures amazing footage of Cape Townhtxt.africa“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 white sharks from above at Seal Island, an aggregation of ...and more »Posted on 20 October 2014 | 4:11 am
Gallery: Matric matters at the danceIndependent OnlineAshleigh Wichman, from Good Hope Seminary High School, attended her matric ball at Suikerbossie Restaurant in Hout Bay. She designed her own dress which was made by Wolf Corsets. Picture: Tracey Adams, Independent Newspapers. Amy Perrins, from ...Posted on 20 October 2014 | 2:46 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
Hout Bay resident recalls terrifying ordealEyewitness NewsHout Bay resident recalls terrifying ordeal. Karen Wentworth says her vehicle was badly damaged during yesterday's violent protests in Hangberg. A police van parked outside block of flats in Hangberg on 30 September 2014 following violent protests in ...and more »Posted on 1 October 2014 | 2:27 am