"Houtbay" Houtbaai by mvtouring

Houtbaai Travel Guide: 10 reviews and 14 photos

I love taking my guests to Houtbay. The fish they serve at the harbour is always nice and fresh. Hout Bay is a 20 minute drive from the Cape Town city centre, almost halfway between Cape Town and Cape Point. Houtbaai was named by the Dutch explorers, which literally translated means Wood Bay. The timber was used to help build Cape Town. Hout Bay was then divided up into two farms the Kronendal and Moddergat. Over time the farms were divided up however today Hout Bay still enjoys a rural atmosphere with several equestrian estates and small holdings. Hout Bay has become very popular as a seaside resort town with its unique location at the start of the Atlantic Seaboard and yet still only thirty minutes drive from most of Cape Towns top attractions. Hout Bay is recognised as one of South Africa?s leading destinations for local tourists and has become a popular place for international tourists to base their South African holiday. A growing bed and breakfast industry supports the demand from holidaymakers. Hout Bay real estate now includes holiday accommodation, family homes ranging from apartments to seaview properties in security estates.

  • Last visit to Houtbaai: Jan 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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