Hout Bay in the picture pretty Western Cape has a diverse history and place in South African history.

The world famous Chapman's Peak Drive is synonymous with Hout Bay.

Hout Bay was initially more a place to harvest timber when the Dutch started colonising the Cape in 1652. The Dutch would travel over Constantia Nek for the wood they desperately needed to build homes. Constantia Nek is located between Table Mountain and Constantiaberg in a valley. Hout Bay was slowly sub-divided over the years and a settlement grew and was established.

At the time of Simon van der Stel, the Governor of the Cape colony's death, as part of a 99 year lease, proclaimed that there will never be a bottle store or pub in Hout Bay.

Looking at Hout Bay today it almost mirrors Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

Hout Bay caters for a large and almost the busiest fisheries industry and harbour, in the Western Cape, with crayfish, tuna and snoek boats docking there.

On the northern side Hout Bay is bordered by Table Mountain, on the east by the Falkenberg, Skoorsteenskopberg and the Constantiaberg mountains. On the western side, Hout Bay is bordered by the Southern Atlantic Ocean. The setting is of the most picturesque in the world.

Hout Bay offers surfing and is famous for the annual Red Bull Big Wave Africa competition. There is a reef which can hold up to 100 ft waves, making it a surfers’ paradise. There are a few other reefs which are also popular with local surfers in Hout Bay.

Property value is driven by two main factors, one being the fact that Hout Bay is a tourist destination and the other because it is so picturesque.

Investors will see good returns on their investments.

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