Hout Bay Seals

Posted by on Sep 16, 2012

Hout Bay Seals

Hout Bay was named by the Dutch explorers who “found” the wooded valley and the name literally means “wood bay”. The timber was used to help repair vessels and build Cape Town.

You will find yourself staring out to sea when you arrive in Hout Bay. The views in this sociable village are mesmerizing as Hout Bay is set in a fold of sea-lapped mountains that look out across the Atlantic Ocean. The town is presided over by the Sentinel – guardian of  Hout Bay’s treasures.

The lively Hout Bay fishing harbour is a working harbour for the tuna and crayfishing industries but also hosts many tourism activities including Boat Trips, diving & fishing.

Across the bay , Chapman’s Peak Drive winds it way between Hout Bay and Noordhoek. Situated on the Atlantic Coast, at the south-western tip of South Africa, it is one of the most spectacular marine drives anywhere in the world.  The 9km route, with its 114 curves, skirts the rocky coastline of Chapman’s Peak, the 593m high southerly extension of Constantia Berg.