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
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.
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.
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.
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.