Situated 20km from Cape Town the artsy town of Hout Bay lies in the shadow of Chapman’s Peak. All in all, this is a town with a decidedly rural feel as there are several equestrian estates and small holdings in the area. The centre of attraction in Hout Bay is, without a doubt, the Atlantic Seaboard. The town boasts one of the busiest commercial harbours in the Western Cape. Here there is a marina resplendent with colourful boats and yachts and the commercial fishing fleet. The local fish shop sells some of the best fresh fish you’ll get anywhere. The resident restaurants serve splendid seafood. Cruises run to the nearby Duiker and Seal Islands, and there are daily sunset cruises for those with a romantic bent. For the family, the Bay Harbour Market is a great place to enjoy a lazy afternoon together. Vendors sell their wares in the market to a backdrop of live music which adds to the festive mood.
Beautiful Hout Bay lends itself to the outdoor life. Here you can abseil, climb the mountain, hike or take part in the many aquatic sports on offer. The surfing is excellent as attested to by the Red Bull Big Wave Africa held here on an annual basis. Just over the mountain, you’ll find yourself in the stunning Constantia Valley with its vineyards and Cape Dutch houses. The northern boundary comprises the Table Mountain National Park. With over 3000 birds from 400 species the World of Birds is the largest bird sanctuary in Africa. This lovely park is also home to several reptiles and small mammals. The town, with a population of about thirty thousand people, has five primary and four high schools to choose from. There are shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs. The infrastructure is modern and well-maintained. If there is anything you’re missing, Cape Town is a hop and a skip away. This also means that you can live in Hout Bay and work in Cape Town. Let us find you the house for rent in Hout Bay, and we’ll match you with a home that suits your way of life and your budget.