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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...


#ColourfulCulture shines bright light on the Cape's artistic talent - The Media Online

The Media Online#ColourfulCulture shines bright light on the Cape's artistic talentThe Media OnlineAccolades for acts and practitioners plying their trade,while facing markedly different challenges, from Delft to Hout Bay; Masiphumelele to UCT; Genadendal to Strand, blurred the often startling racial and class divisions of the Cape. A common thread ...

Posted on 4 February 2016 | 11:30 pm

Outdoors with Neil Waugh: Cape of Faint Hope - Edmonton Sun

Edmonton SunOutdoors with Neil Waugh: Cape of Faint HopeEdmonton SunHOUT BAY, South Africa – When Captain George Vancouver passed through here 225 years ago – bound for Nookta Sound and a 14-cannon fortress the Spanish had sneakily erected on the west coast of Vancouver Island – he's already had enough of the ...

Posted on 4 February 2016 | 11:11 am

Imizamo Yethu residents receive aid to rebuild homes - Eyewitness News

Eyewitness NewsImizamo Yethu residents receive aid to rebuild homesEyewitness NewsThe Hout Bay informal settlement was struck by yet another devastating fire that razed 60 dwellings. Residents of the Imizamo Yethu informal settlement in Hout Bay, Cape Town, help to clear the rubble on 28 December 2015 after a fire ripped through a ...

Posted on 3 February 2016 | 5:19 am

Fire in Hout Bay, South Africa, leaves 200 homeless - SA Breaking News - BreakingNews.com

Fire in Hout Bay, South Africa, leaves 200 homeless - SA Breaking NewsBreakingNews.comFire in Hout Bay, South Africa, leaves 200 homeless - SA Breaking News. Read more on sabreakingnews.co.za · Alert my friends · Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. fires. Hout Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. 13 WHOA!

Posted on 2 February 2016 | 8:47 am

I don't know where we're going to live - Hout Bay fire victim - News24

News24I don't know where we're going to live - Hout Bay fire victimNews24Cape Town - A 26-year-old mother living in the Imizamo Yethu informal settlement in Hout Bay has spent the night sleeping in her car with her 7-month-old baby boy after another shack fire burnt down their home. Aviwe Matiwane told News24 on Tuesday ...South Africa: Hout Bay Hit By Another FireAllAfrica.comall 6 news articles »

Posted on 2 February 2016 | 2:36 am