Hout Bay is often called the Heart of the Cape, a 20 minute drive from the Cape Town city centre, almost halfway between Cape Town and Cape Point. Houtbaai, named by Dutch explorers, literally translated means Wood Bay.
Some of the explorers described Hout Bay as having the most beautiful forests they had ever seen. The timber was used to help build the fort at Cape Town and the subsequent port that grew to become Cape Town city. In love with the sea and nature? Charter a boat and do close-up viewing of seals and shipwrecks, or go on deep-sea fishing and fly-and game-fishing excursions.
Enjoy a trip to watch seals on Seal Island, or board a luxurious catamaran cruiser and enjoy a variety of exclusive cruises. Hout Bay is a fantastic sea-side neighbourhood that offers something for everyone, any day of the week.