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...
Hout Bay youth gangs now disbandedIndependent OnlineTWO youth gangs blamed for a spate of violent robberies and four murders in Hout Bay recently have effectively been disbanded. Police say calm has been restored to the area after more than 300 members of the Xaba (XB) and Bad Boys Crew (BBC) handed ...and more »Posted on 2 September 2015 | 1:56 pm
News24Man rescued hanging from rope in Hout Bay harbourNews24Around 14:30, NSRI Hout Bay was activated while conducting routine skipper/coxswain training with other NSRI duty coxswains, spokesperson Craig Lambinon said in a statement. This followed reports from the Hout Bay Neighbourhood Watch control room ...Man rescued after apparent scuffle on harbour pierIndependent OnlineBusy Sunday for Western Cape NSRIeNCAall 12 news articles »Posted on 30 August 2015 | 10:00 am
Eyewitness NewsHout Bay gangsters surrender, seek helpEyewitness NewsHout Bay gangsters surrender, seek help. Residents have taken drastic measures to ensure a safer community. Some Hout Bay residents are preparing to march to the local police station to hand over. FILE: Hout Bay residents marched to the local police ...Hout Bay man dies in rough seaNews24all 2 news articles »Posted on 18 August 2015 | 2:54 am
Independent Online'I watched mob kill men in Hout Bay'Independent OnlineA Hout Bay resident has given a chilling account of how a group of men patrolling the area with knobkerries and sjamboks turned into a murderous mob that hunted down two suspected gangsters and tortured and beat them to death. As a reign of terror ...Imizamo Yethu residents take drastic measures to restore orderEyewitness Newsall 9 news articles »Posted on 16 August 2015 | 4:42 am
Independent OnlineHout Bay's fishmeal factory faces closureIndependent OnlineCape Town - Hout Bay's controversial fish-meal factory, which has caused a big stink among the suburb's well-heeled residents, may soon shut, leading to concerns over job losses for its 98 employees. The Oceana Group announced on Friday that following ...and more »Posted on 15 August 2015 | 10:04 pm