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...
Express.co.ukBeautiful beaches, dramatic Table Mountain and great wildlife: Discover Cape ...Express.co.ukDiscover 400 exotic species of local birds who live happily with monkeys at World of Birds sanctuary on Hout Bay. worldofbirds.org.za. 3. Get a taste for great South African wine. Spier Wine Farm is one of many great local vineyards and has tame ...Posted on 30 January 2015 | 4:35 pm
Ronald ready for the SA ChampionshipZoutnetOn 4 January, he came second in the Bay-to-Bay 30 km road race from Camps Bay to Hout Bay. He had already participated in the famous Two Oceans Marathon and the Nguni Grill road race. He hopes to participate in more races and marathons and to ...Posted on 30 January 2015 | 2:03 am
Independent OnlineGarage killing: accused denied bailIndependent OnlineThe lawyers representing David Forbes, 48, from Hout Bay, are set to appeal his bail judgment handed down by Magistrate Nikki Oakes on Wednesday. Up until Wednesday afternoon, Forbes had been held in the holding cells at Cape Town Central police ...and more »Posted on 29 January 2015 | 12:25 am
Independent Online'He will get justice'Independent OnlineMcKennan said that Forbes's address had also been verified and that officers had been to see his wife at their Hout Bay home. McKennan said he was aware it was a serious offence, and that the State would not release Forbes on Monday. In explanation to ...and more »Posted on 26 January 2015 | 9:47 pm
Eyewitness NewsConcern grows as more Cape jewellery stores hitEyewitness NewsStores in Hout Bay, Somerset West, Franschhoek, the Blue Route Mall and Camps Bay have been targeted. A screengrab from supplied CCTV footage shows a gang of men storming Harris & D'. FILE: A screengrab from supplied CCTV footage shows a gang ...and more »Posted on 22 January 2015 | 8:20 am