Just twenty minutes from the centre of Cape Town lies "The Republic of Hout Bay" as it is affectionately referred to due to the pride and passion of its residents.
Hout Bay has a unique and timeless beauty that makes it attractive to one and all and is surrounded by an amphitheatre of mountains that seem to majestically guard over its calm indigo bay.
The town derives its name from the Afrikaans word ‘Houtbaai’ meaning ‘Wood Bay’ and was first made famous for its ample supply of good timber, desperately needed by the Dutch colony established in Table Bay in 1652.
Formerly a fishing village, Hout Bay has managed to retain its unique combination of fishing harbour and country atmosphere, despite all the development.
Its long, sandy beach faces a bay framed by mountains which is simply beautiful. Capetonians throng here over weekends to partake of the local fish 'n chips and to catch a glimpse of the resident Cape seals that make the harbour their home.
Hout Bay offers an exceptional holiday experience with an emphasis on nature, sun, sea and sand.
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