Experience a different side of Cape Town when you choose self-catering accommodation in Hout Bay. Loved by locals and fondly known as "The Republic of Hout Bay" because of its isolated position nestled between the mountains, Hout Bay offers holidaymakers a completely different experience with its village atmosphere.
Classic Villas has a big book of competitively priced villas and apartments available to rent in Hout Bay. Self-catering accommodation in Cape Town is available in many different shapes and sizes.
Classic Villas guarantees best rates on your choice of 2-bedroom accommodation, three-bedroom accommodation and 4-bedroom accommodation in Hout Bay. For larger parties, 5-bedroom accommodation and 6-bedroom accommodation are also available in this seaside suburb.
While your serviced Hout Bay holiday accommodation will include all the necessary modern conveniences, such as enough room for everyone in your party, a kitchen, garden and pool if required and satellite television and Wi-Fi, we recommend you venture out to discover what Hout Bay is all about:
One of the busiest fishing harbours in the Western Cape, Hout Bay is a very popular suburb for locals and tourists to come together and enjoy everything it has to offer.
You do not have to spend your days in your Hout Bay holiday accommodation. Take a trip on a charter boat to Duiker Island to view thousands of Cape Fur Seals in their natural habitat, or visit the shipwreck in Maori Bay. One of the charter companies offers snorkelling opportunities with the seals for an adventure of a lifetime.
Hook, line and sinker
If you cannot get enough of the ocean, a fishing charter gives you the chance to catch a yellowfin tuna or a Cape snoek. Anglers will be rewarded by the skipper and crew with information about the coastline and its ecosystems. For good measure, a few tall tales may also be included in the mix.
Dungeons for the daring
Experienced surfers from all over the world come to Dungeons Beach for their thrills. It takes a 15-minute boat ride from Hout Bay Harbour to get to the beach, a collection of shallow open reefs at the base of the Sentinel Mountain. Big wave riders dare to take on sheer wave faces of between 15 and 25 feet.
Fish and chips culture
When in Hout Bay, do what the locals do. Enjoy takeaway fish and chips at one of the local harbour fisheries, frequented by people from all walks of life.
When you book accommodation in Hout Bay, be sure to spend some time on the beach. Enjoyed by locals walking dogs, children playing in the waves and sunbathers, Hout Bay beach appeals to everyone.
Chapman’s Peak Drive is a stretch of winding, narrow road set against the face cliffs of the Table Mountain range. It can be hazardous and rock falls caused by stormy weather often results in road closures. Chappies connects Hout Bay to Noordhoek and is a popular route for cyclists and runners, who enjoy its scenic beauty.
Get to know the true spirit of Hout Bay by taking a guided walk into Imizamo Yethu, an informal settlement in Hout Bay. Visitors can meet local residents, see how township homes are constructed and learn about the history of the settlement. Visit the Original T-Bag Designs workshop to see how women turn teabags into curios.
When you secure your accommodation in Hout Bay, Cape Town, you are set to encounter some bargain buys. Authentic South African clothing brand Naartjie Clothing has a factory shop in the heart of Hout Bay. Do not miss the Bugzoo Factory shop, producers of upmarket baby clothing, and the Original T-Bag Designs factory shop.
On the weekend, enjoy the festive spirit of the Bay Harbour market. Set in an old authentic fish factory, people from all ages and cultures come together to sample food and drink, buy arts, crafts and fashion and enjoy the varied entertainment programme. The Hout Bay Lions Craft Market operates every Sunday on the Hout Bay Common.
Bubbly in the village
Cape Town’s wine culture has reached all the way into Hout Bay. Ambeloui Wine Estate takes up only a few acres and yet, the Christodoulou family has built up quite a following with their excellent Cap Classique sparkling wine. Hout Bay Vineyards is another family-owned winery known for their top class Cap Classique sparkling wine and intimate wine tastings.
A great activity to stimulate kids, the Clay Café in Hout Bay has a range of ready-made pottery, such as mugs, plates and jugs that visitors can choose from to paint, sculpt and decorate before it is glazed and fired before you collect it to take home. Refreshments are on sale too.
Art lovers are sure to find a piece de resistance at The Hout Bay Gallery, where top rated South African artists exhibit paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs.
Happy hikers will be enthralled to find a number of hiking trails in and around Hout Bay. Ascend the mountains, breathe down into the valley and take in the view of the vast Atlantic Ocean. Then head back to your comfortable Hout Bay holiday accommodation to rest your weary limbs.
A little bird told me…
No visit to Hout Bay is complete without a visit to the World of Birds Wildlife Sanctuary. Enjoy the rich variety of coloured plumages of more than 3 000 species of birds and small animals and meet the Squirrel Monkeys in the Monkey Jungle.
Ready to visit "The Republic"?
Whichever way you decide to experience the village during your stay in self-catering accommodation in Hout Bay, Classic Villas will be there to assist you and ensure a quality stay. Our professional service is backed by our best daily rate promise so that visitors get a great deal on Hout Bay accommodation.
Book your stay in self-catering accommodation in Hout Bay today by calling Classic Villas at +27 21 201 1218.