About Hout Bay

Hout Bay has been affectionately self styled “The Republic of Hout Bay” because it satisfies virtually every need of those who live there and those who visit it. Hout Bay offers Grandeur and Natural Beauty : This little fishing village with its unique combination of fishing harbour ambience and country atmosphere, its yacht club and long sandy beach on an ocean inlet framed by mountains, is quite exceptionally beautiful as a glance at the photograph will reveal.

Hout Bay is close to all major Tourist Attractions and is positioned centrally to form the ideal base from which to visit all the Cape Town attractions and even the Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek Winelands. There are excellent facilities to pursue a very wide range of activities from the most adventurous to the most relaxing. These include: Abseiling, Horse Riding, spectacular hiking and cycling trails, Game Fishing(so good that it is a centre for international competitions), the whole gamut of aquatic sports (with Sea Kayaking as the popular newcomer), Sunset Champagne Cruises to Cape Town’s Waterfront, Boat Trips to Seal Island in a glass bottomed boat and even Whale Watching (as many as 24 have been seen in the bay at one time in recent years). The list is virtually endless and for the less energetic it is simply a wonderful spot to relax, sip a glass of good South African wine, soak up the sun on the adjacent wind sheltered beaches and enjoy the great gifts of life.