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Hout Bay

Seaside bliss near the city

Commonly known as the “Republic of Hout Bay”, Hout Bay has the feeling of a faraway holiday beach town. It is, however, just a quick and beautiful 25 minute drive from Cape Town's city centre. Hout Bay is a community driven hub, with everyone working together for the greater good of the area, everyone feels like family. Located at the core of the Two Oceans Marathon and the Cape Argus, it is a sporty area with many cyclists and runners.

Map of Area and Surrounds

Experience Hout Bay

The harbour in Hout Bay
Karen Hout Bay
Hout Bay is a close community, everyone knows one another. There is a kaleidoscope of people from all walks of life – locals and internationals.
Sunset over the ocean in Hout Bay
The Lookout restaurant in Hout Bay
Llandudno beach in Hout Bay
Llandudno homes in Hout Bay

There are some young professionals that choose to live in Hout Bay to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Living in Hout Bay is also more affordable than city living. Predominantly though, the area attracts small families with young children. It’s a great place to settle and the houses are well sized for growing families.

Hout Bay beach in Hout Bay
Dunes restaurant in Hout Bay

There is a newly built International School in Hout Bay to cater for the variety of nationalities that live the bay. Hout Bay is not as much of a commercial hub as it is a community. Most people work in Cape Town CBD, and do the daily commute along the beautiful coastline.

The Sentinel hill in Hout Bay
Amy and Richard
Amy and Richard Hout Bay
We have lived in Hout Bay for six years and recently moved to a small holding where we live in a delightful cottage, surrounded by horses and stables.
Sunday market in Hout Bay
The 12 Apostles hotel in Hout Bay
Berg en Dal housing estate in Hout Bay
Horse riding in Hout Bay

There are countless restaurants to sample, ranging from Cheynne’s and Kitima to Thai Café and Posticino. Whether it’s fine dining, pasta, dinner with friends, date night, or take-aways, Hout Bay has the answer.

Aerial view of the area in Hout Bay
Street performers on the beach in Hout Bay
Apartment block in Hout Bay
Christine Hout Bay
We have a beautiful all round view of the bay and the mountains, a lovely house and pool and have lived here for seven years. I feel happy here, there is an excellent Neighbourhood Watch group.
Sand dunes in Hout Bay
Inside a bar in Hout Bay
Street vendors in Hout Bay

Hout Bay is located on both the route of the Two Oceans Marathon and the Cape Argus. There are therefore many cyclists and runners in the area. The bay is often very still, and creates the ideal condition for stand-up paddling and canoeing.

The harbour in Hout Bay
Sports field in Hout Bay
Bay Harbour market in Hout Bay
Hadi Hout Bay
What is unique to Hout Bay is that it is surrounded by mountains and there is a feeling of being closed off to the world – we have our own world here.
Mariner's Wharf in Hout Bay
Kitima restaurant in Hout Bay
The World of Birds in Hout Bay

Latest News About Hout Bay

Massive demand for estate living in Hout Bay
Unlike most areas where development has slowed considerably during the past two years, it has been full steam ahead in Hout Bay.
4 reasons buyers love Hout Bay property
Although the Cape property market is cooling, certain areas like Hout Bay continue to perform well. Here are some reasons for Hout Bay's popularity.
Royal29, new apartments launched to meet shortage of sectional title property, Hout Bay
The new sectional title development is now available to meet the demand for lock-up-and-go lifestyle in the area.