26 May 2013

Hout Bay

In March 2010 I went to Cape Town to visited some friends.  We then decided to spend the Saturday in Hout Bay.  We started by spending most of the morning at the World of Birds.

We then went for a walk on the beach.  It was a bit cloudy and windy but still a nice day for a walk.  From the beach there is beautiful views of the mountain.
Houtbaai
Houtbaai

Houtbaai
We then drove to the harbour to take a look.  There are lots of restaurants and you can take a boat trip from the harbour.  We already ate and decided to leave the boat trip for next time.

To finish the day we drove up to the start of Chapman’s Peak drive to see the beautiful view of the bay.  Chapman’s Peak is a toll road and we did not want to pay to drive the whole pass.  We turned around before the tollbooths and went back down.
Houtbaai
Houtbaai
Houtbaai

If you were wondering Hout Bay means Wood Bay.  It was named by the Dutch explorers who found the bay with all its wood.  The wood was used to help built Cape Town

2 comments:

  1. Hout Bay is always a favourite when I'm in the area

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  2. Beach is attractive, but cold for swimming.
    A postcard from Hout Bay: http://theworldofpostcards.blogspot.com/2014/10/HOUTBAY.html

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