Hout Bay is a a diverse and thriving seaside village that draws its name for the its historical role as the provider of wood (Hout) from its once lush forests.  Only thirty minutes from Cape Town, it offers a variety of attractions, including mountains, beaches, numerous schools, good restaurants and a vibrant social life.  Multicultural markets, mountain hiking trials and scenic seaside walks, horseback riding, boat trips to seal island, and the Sentinel Mountain. 

The World of Birds is the best known and largest bird sanctuary in Africa, right next door to Avignon Estate.  Constantia Village, Camps Bay, Llandudno, and Noordhoek are all within fifteen minutes, offering a huge variety of social, cultural, vineyard, and dining experiences.  The famous Roux Cafe and Bay Harbour Market feature regular musical events for young and old.    

Some Notable Locations (click images for websites)