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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...

Nechama Brodie's The Cape Town Book Bus Tour – “A Living Demonstration of ... - Books LIVE (blog)

Books LIVE (blog)Nechama Brodie's The Cape Town Book Bus Tour – “A Living Demonstration of ...Books LIVE (blog)Renee Moodie has written an article on the red bus tour she participated in for the launch of Nechama Brodie's The Cape Town Book. The sightseeing tour covered town, Kirstenbosch, Hout Bay and included many beautiful and historically interesting spots.

Posted on 25 November 2015 | 4:25 am

KwaZulu-Natal topping the property investment hot list - Moneyweb.co.za

Moneyweb.co.zaKwaZulu-Natal topping the property investment hot listMoneyweb.co.zaCLAIRE COBBLEDICK: Correct so Hout Bay I think the thing about Hout Bay is it's slightly out of town, so proximity and convenience wise it's a little bit out of town but it really offers great benefits, affordable by Cape Town standards for family ...

Posted on 24 November 2015 | 7:31 am

South Africa: Meet the Senegalese Man Who Teaches South Africans How to Make ... - AllAfrica.com

South Africa: Meet the Senegalese Man Who Teaches South Africans How to Make ...AllAfrica.comFall now makes his crafts at his home in Imizamo Yethu informal settlement in Hout Bay, and he sells the crafts at Big Bay, Blouberg, where he met a member of the Africa Unite organization. Africa Unite also agreed to let Fall teach his skills to ...

Posted on 23 November 2015 | 3:51 am

Help blaze victims - News24

News24Help blaze victimsNews24Therefore they have their school uniforms and books, but will still need toiletries, bedding and clothing. V Anyone who would like to donate to the victims of the fire can drop off items at the Hout Bay fire station or contact De Villiers on 076 094 8883.

Posted on 16 November 2015 | 8:00 pm

Hout Bay fire leaves 400 homeless - Independent Online

Independent OnlineHout Bay fire leaves 400 homelessIndependent OnlineCape Town - Hundreds of victims affected by a fire in Hout Bay will, it is hoped, be back in homes on Friday. At least 400 people were left homeless when a fire tore through the Imizamo Yethu informal settlement on Thursday. City fire and rescue ...Imizamo Yethu residents receive aid following devastating fireEyewitness Newsall 2 news articles »

Posted on 13 November 2015 | 4:17 am