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...
News24Hout Bay 'White House' has fallenNews24Cape Town - The contentious dilapidated Hout Bay building, dubbed the "White House", has fallen. On Thursday, City of Cape Town officials started the demolition of the notorious crime haven, after the move was approved by full council on Wednesday.'White House demolition is a victory for Hout Bay residents'Eyewitness NewsWhite House down, says City of Cape TownIndependent Online'White House' to go in problem building crackdownTimes LIVEall 10 news articles »Posted on 30 July 2015 | 10:30 am
eNCACity gives final go ahead for demolition of infamous Hout Bay 'White House'eNCAHe urged residents to report any signs of illegal occupation to the South African Police Service and the City. The “White House” is one of several cottages that were constructed in the 1930s when the then Hout Bay Road Maintenance Depot was established.Hout Bay 'White House' to be demolishedIndependent Onlineall 3 news articles »Posted on 29 July 2015 | 10:17 am
Eyewitness NewsHout Bay residents stand up against crimeEyewitness NewsHout Bay residents stand up against crime. Community members agreed to start with foot patrols to ensure people are safe. Forensic teams have just arrived to remove the body. Picture: Natalie Malgas/EWN. FILE: Community members agreed to start with ...Imizamo Yethu getting foot patrolsiAfrica.comall 2 news articles »Posted on 28 July 2015 | 10:54 pm
Independent OnlineFour murders rock Hout BayIndependent OnlinePolice spokeswoman Noloyiso Rwexana said: “The circumstances surrounding the murders of two males at Hout Bay on 26 July, 2015 is being investigated. No one has been arrested at this stage.” Camps Bay High School principal David de Korte described ...Hout Bay parents take extra measures to ensure learners' safetyEyewitness Newsall 2 news articles »Posted on 27 July 2015 | 11:23 pm
Times LIVEScene of a Murder, Hout Bay's "White House" Could Be DemolishedAllAfrica.comThe controversial "white house" in Hout Bay, scene of the murder earlier this month of a Congolese resident, could be demolished in August, says Brett Herron, mayoral committee member for transport. Herron told GroundUp the recommendation to demolish ...Problem buildings under fireTimes LIVEall 2 news articles »Posted on 22 July 2015 | 6:05 am