Hout Bay at a glance

With only three entry points, Hout Bay feels like a world apart from Cape Town - despite only being 20 minutes away from the hustle and bustle. Residents often refer to it affectionately as “The Republic of Hout Bay.”

The area has blossomed into a sought-after area from its beginnings as a fishing village with the atmosphere of a country town. Today that atmosphere can still be felt due to the commitment of the residents to keep the neighbourhood as vegetated as possible amidst the development.

Getting into Cape Town from Hout Bay offers three distinct possibilities, all of which are scenic drives. Chapman’s Peak, although a toll road, remains one of the most beautiful and awesome routes with views to take your breath away, whilst the route over Suikerbossie Hill to Llandudno and other Atlantic beaches of Cape Town, in the shadow of the Twelve Apostles, is equally inspiring. The road that joins up with the Constantia Wine Route, over Constantia Nek, provides a bird’s eye view of False Bay and takes you into the beautiful Constantia Valley.

Apart from the local restaurants that are quite popular over the weekends, there is also some great outdoor activities for residents who prefer the wilder side of life. From hiking to mountain biking, Hout Bay offers some incredible scenery along the routes in the mountains.

With Cape Town just around the corner residents are never short of entertainment options - but who would want to leave one of the most picturesque neighbourhoods in South Africa?

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Market & Opinion
Where is the housing market headed in 2021?
20 Jan 2021
After the worst economic downturn in decades, further dampened by the recent tightening of lockdown restrictions in response to the second wave of the pandemic and the recommencement of load shedding, economic growth – while admittedly coming off a low base - is still widely expected to show some positive growth of around 3% this year.
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Applegarth Estate wins landscaping award and introduces double dwellings
05 Oct 2020
The new Applegarth Estate in Hout Bay, two minutes from Constantia Nek ticks every box for family and professional buyers, says Mr Ashley Larter, Seeff’s agent for the estate.
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Rental market boom post-Lockdown, but rates to decline, says Seeff
05 May 2020
The residential market will boom once the full Lockdown is lifted in terms of activity, but rental rates will come under tremendous pressure according to the Seeff Property Group.
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