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

Local Property Market

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Average Price in Hout Bay

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Average Price
in Hout Bay

Average Price in Hout Bay

bedroom
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Median Price Trend in Hout Bay

These statistics are deemed to be accurate and reliable however, as each property is unique, the data presented is intended to be used only as a guide.

Experience Hout Bay

The harbour in Hout Bay
Karen
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
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
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

This Hout Bay Home just sold for R35 million
Despite ‘junk status’ the Hout Bay market is flourishing, with Seeff recently selling the highest valued property ever in the area.
Inside the R35m Hout Bay Estate
The most exclusive estate in Hout Bay has come onto the market, priced at a record-setting R35m.
Hout Bay area and property guide
Foodie and social media guru, Jane-Anne Hobbs loves living in Hout Bay. This is what she loves about living in the picturesque area.