Hout Bay

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Hout Bay
34°03.002'S, 018°21.016'E Chart icon.png
lat=-34.05003 | lon=18.35026 | zoom=15 | y
Hout Bay, South Africa

Hout Bay is surounded by mountains. It very beutiful, but subject to strong katabatic winds.


1015 - Hout Bay
636 - Table bay to False bay
2082 - Cape Columbine to Dager point–Hout bay


Give local weather conditions or refer to another page (a region or island group) that covers these conditions.

Sources for Weather forecasts:



  • SA Maritime Net: The South African Maritime Net operates 7 days a week, and provides weather reports from around the coast, and maintains contact with boats off the coast of South Africa and up into the Mozambique channel. There are two regular schedule times as follows:
    • 06:30 UTC: Starts on 14316 kHz for 5-10 minutes, and then moves to 7,120 kHz.
    • 11:30 UTC: Starts on 14316 kHz for approx. 30 mins and then moves down to 7,120 kHz.

Also see World Cruiser's Nets


Approach to Hout Bay harbour

The following waypoints should be used (as a guide only) in the approach to Hout Bay Harbour:

wp1/wiki/Hout_Bay#wp1World icon.png wp1 [[Hout Bay#wp1|wp1]] 34°04.000′S, 18°21.000′E (entrance to the bay)
wp2/wiki/Hout_Bay#wp2World icon.png wp2 [[Hout Bay#wp2|wp2]] 34°03.200′S, 18°21.300′E
wp3/wiki/Hout_Bay#wp3World icon.png wp3 [[Hout Bay#wp3|wp3]] 34°03.000′S, 18°21.200′E
wp4/wiki/Hout_Bay#wp4World icon.png wp4 [[Hout Bay#wp4|wp4]] 34°03.070′S, 18°20.983′E (harbour entrance)
  • Vessels approaching from the North should give the mainland a wide berth past Oude Schip/wiki/Hout_Bay#Oude_SchipDanger icon Oude Schip [[Hout Bay#Oude Schip|Oude Schip]] 34°01.664'S, 018°18.429'E as there are many submerged rocks in that area
  • All Vessels should note the presence of Vulcan Rock/wiki/Hout_Bay#Vulcan_RockDanger icon Vulcan Rock [[Hout Bay#Vulcan Rock|Vulcan Rock]] 34°03.958'S, 018°18.590'E a large semi-submerged rock that can not always be seen in the Northern approach.
  • Vessels approaching from the South should give Kommetjie/wiki/Hout_Bay#KommetjieDanger icon Kommetjie [[Hout Bay#Kommetjie|Kommetjie]] 34°08.183'S, 018°18.982'E a wide berth due to large waves in that area at times


Commercial Port

Commercial Port/wiki/Hout_Bay#Commercial_Port
Harbour icon Commercial Port [[Hout Bay#Commercial Port|Commercial Port]] 34°03.116'S, 018°20.867'E

Substantial docks with large tires as fenders (don't forget fender-board) or raft up to a fishing boat. Electricity and water to be shared with commercial boats. A cheap, but noisy alternative when the fishing fleet works. No security gates, no showers.

XX@XXX; Tel: +27 (21) 7901750; Fax: +XX (XXX) XXXXXX; VHF channel 16

Marinas/Yacht Clubs

Hout Bay Yacht Club Marina
Photo: "Johnny24"

Atlantic Boat Club

Atlantic Boat Club/wiki/Hout_Bay#Atlantic_Boat_Club
Marina icon Atlantic Boat Club [[Hout Bay#Atlantic Boat Club|Atlantic Boat Club]] (ABC) 34°03.036'S, 018°20.786'E

Walk on pontoons, electricity and water on the dock, good security, but no showers. Boats over 60 ft possible. Most expensive alternative in the port.

info@atlanticboatclub.co.za; Tel: +27 (21) 790 2930; Fax: +27 (21) 790 2499; VHF channel XX
Address: Harbour Road, Hout Bay, Cape Town, 7806, South Africa

Hout Bay Boatyard

Hout Bay Boatyard/wiki/Hout_Bay#Hout_Bay_Boatyard
Marina icon Hout Bay Boatyard [[Hout Bay#Hout Bay Boatyard|Hout Bay Boatyard]] 34°03.109'S, 018°20.733'E

Boats over 60 ft possible. Small slipway, all repair facilities, electricity and water on the dock. Excellent security, tackle and bait shop, ice, very friendly office and comprehensive services. No showers.

hbby@mweb.co.za; Tel: +27 (21) 790 5624; Fax: +27 (21) 790 3619; VHF channel XX


If you have some info on anchoring off please provide it..


Water In Hout Bay Yacht Club Marina, Atlantic Boat Club, Hout Bay Boatyard, and Commercial Port
Electricity In Hout Bay Yacht Club Marina, Atlantic Boat Club, Hout Bay Boatyard, and Commercial Port
Toilets In Hout Bay Yacht Club Marina, Atlantic Boat Club, and Hout Bay Boatyard
Showers In Hout Bay Yacht Club Marina
Laundry ?
Garbage Bins in the Commercial Port
Fuel ?
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers ?
Repairs In Hout Bay Boatyard
Internet WiFi In Hout Bay Yacht Club Marina
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?


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Eating out

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Close to a Cape Town bus route and taxi



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Places to Visit

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Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


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See South Africa.


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