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Hout Bay
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Hout Bay harbour
The name "Hout Bay" (Wood Bay) was given by Jan van Riebeeck, who, after his landing in Table Bay in the year 1652, found dense forests providing the timber needed for the construction of ships and of the Castle. In 1681 the first farms - Ruyteplaas and Kronendal - were established in Hout Bay. The fishery on a commercial scale only developed a hundred years later. In 1904 a canning factory was opened, which in the following years gave Hout Bay's economy its boost.

Top right: View of Hout Bay from Chapman's Peak. Centre right: Nauticat Ferry to Seal Island. Bottom right: Fishermen in the Harbour. Top left: The East Fort in Hout Bay. Bottom left: Beach and Yacht Harbour.
Fishermen in Hout Bay

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