Hout Bay

From CruisersWiki

Jump to: navigation, search
WorldAfricaSouth AfricaHout Bay
Hout Bay
34°03.1′S, 18°20.91′E Chart icon.png
Hout Bay, South Africa

Add here any background, cruising, and brief historical comments.


  • Hout Bay - S.A.N 1015
Chart Number - Chart Name
Chart Number - Chart Name
Chart Number - Chart Name


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

Sources for Weather forecasts:



This section does not apply for many islands, remove it if this is the case for this particular. You may, however, list ismall islands adjacent to this one or list one or two of its neighbors.

For islands that have their own page list them as shown below.

  • [[Island1]]
  • [[Island2]]


  • 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" as there are many submerged rocks in that area.
  • Vessels approaching from the South should give Kommetjie a wide berth due to large waves in that area at times.
  • All Vessels should note the presence of Vulcan Rock (34°03'.967 S, 018°18'.582 E), a large semi-submerged rock that can not always be seen in the Northern approach.


If there is no port of entry in the island omit this section.

If there is a port of entry submit details about facilities for checking in - where to dock, location of immigration & customs, etc.

Also in this case add Yes to the portofentry= item of the Infobox above.


Marinas/Yacht Clubs

Hout Bay Yacht Club Marina
Photo: "Johnny24"


List details of all safe anchorages in the area.

Things to do ashore

List places of interest, tours, eateries, etc.

Marine stores

Submit addresses and contact details of marine related businesses that are of interest to cruisers.


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


List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)


References & Publications

See South Africa.


We welcome users' contributions to the Wiki. Please click on Comments to view other users' comments, add your own personal experiences or recommend any changes to this page following your visit.

Verified by

Date of member's last visit to Hout Bay and this page's details validated:

This page has an outline in place but needs completing. Please contribute if you can to help it grow further. Click on Comments to suggest further content or alternatively, if you feel confident to edit this page, click on the edit tab at the top and enter your changes directly.

SailorSmiley.gifContributors to this page

Names: Lighthouse

Personal tools
Friends of Cruisers Wiki