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 amphitheater 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…
This historic fishing village was once affectionately referred to as "The Republic of Hout Bay", so proud were the locals of its quaint charm and the seclusion created by its amphitheatre of surrounding mountains. Guarded on each side of its powder white beach is the sentinel mountain standing at the west end, and the sheer granite cliffs of Chapman's peak to the east, a breath taking and exhilarating drive. The area was once famous for its excellent timber, the remnants of which still carpet the mountain slopes and give the area an Alpine feeling.
With the diversity of the area comes an equal diversity of stunning Hout Bay accommodation options. For sea and sun seekers Hout Bay has accommodation near the beach, or, if a holiday home set back in the wooded foothills with views over the river is more your style, then there are villas and houses hidden deeper in the Hout Bay valley.
Find self-catering accommodation in Hout Bay or choose from several charming hotels. Gorgeous Luxury apartments in Hout Bay or rental flats are ideal romantic getaways for newlyweds, or find large houses to rent with a lawn and swimming pool for the kids and breath-taking valley and mountain views from the balcony of a large Hout Bay Villa.
Hout Bay offers an exceptional holiday experience. Fantastic seafood restaurants abound, and on the weekends a bespoke market with live music and handicrafts will have you in the festive mood. A rental in Hout Bay is one of the best ways to enjoy the Atlantic seaboard with its rainbow coloured sunsets, turquoise waters and the boulder strewn beach of Llandudno around the corner. A 30 minute ride gets you to town to enjoy the night life and culturally rich festivities the mother city has to offer.
The property to rent in Hout Bay is first class, and is a wonderful base from which to explore the natural wonders of the Table Mountain range, the Winelands, the best beaches in the Cape and the other sun soaked coastal villages nearby.
The accommodation in Hout Bay that we have available is the grandest in the area which will meet the highest expectations of luxury, space and comfort. See our listings for places to stay during the winter months for our Hout Bay accommodation specials and holiday lets.