Gordo's photos of Hout Bay
All photos and text Copyright © 1998-2005 Gordon Richardson gordonr@iafrica.com


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Constantiaberg, Hout Bay and Karbonkelberg from back of Table Mountain - Feb '05

Constantiaberg and Hout Bay from back of Table Mountain Hout Bay and Karbonkelberg from back of Table Mountain Karbonkelberg and Little Lion's Head from back of Table Mountain


Chapman's Peak and The Sentinel, with Hout Bay from Constantiaberg - Mar '04
Chapman's Peak Drive and Kommetjie The Sentinel and Hout Bay from Chapman's Peak with cirrus Hout Bay with The Sentinel from Constantiaberg traverse


Hout Bay Valley with Constantiaberg and Chapman's Peak from Karbonkelberg - Jul '03

Hout Bay Valley with Constantiaberg from Karbonkelberg Hout Bay, Constantiaberg and Chapman's Peak from Karbonkelberg


The Sentinel with Karbonkelberg and Little Lion's Head from Constantiaberg - Jun '03
The Sentinel, Hout Bay with Karbonkelberg from Constantiaberg Hout Bay with Karbonkelberg and Little Lion's Head from Constantiaberg

Click here for a wide angle panorama of the combined scene (1430x494 pixels)



Hout Bay from Vlakkenberg - late Apr '03

Hout Bay from Vlakkenberg


Hout Bay valley from Constantia Corner - early Apr '03

Hout Bay valley with Karbonkelberg and Little Lion's Head from Constantia Corner


Llandudno with Atlantic from Little Lion's Head - Dec '01

Llandudno with Atlantic from Little Lion's Head


Hout Bay and Little Lion's Head from Chapman's Peak - Dec '01

Hout Bay and Little Lion's Head from Chapman's Peak


Hout Bay and Chapman's Peak from Little Lion's Head - Dec '01

Hout Bay and Chapman's Peak from Little Lion's Head


Hout Bay valley and Chapman's Peak from Little Lion's Head - Nov-Dec '01

upper Hout Bay valley and Constantia Nek from Little Lions Head Hout Bay and Chapman's Peak from Little Lion's Head


Hout Bay and Karbonkelberg from upper Silvermine - Oct '01

Hout Bay and Karbonkelberg from upper Silvermine


Hout Bay valley from Karbonkelberg - Apr '01

Hout Bay valley from Karbonkelberg towards Table Mountain

Click here to see the view from Table Mountain in Oct '01


Note: The slopes of Constantiaberg and Chapman's Peak above Hout Bay
were badly burned in a series of fires from 16 to 19 January 2000.


Chapman's Peak Drive, The Sentinel and Hout Bay from upper Silvermine - early Jul '00
wide view of Chapman's Peak and Hout Bay from supper Silvermine Hout Bay from upper Silvermine


The Sentinel and Chapman's Peak Drive from Supper Silvermine


Hout Bay and The Sentinel - early May '00
wide view of Hout Bay The Sentinel from Hout Bay


Burned Vlakkenberg and Constantiaberg from Hout Bay - Feb/Mar '00

burned Vlakkenberg and Constantiaberg from Suikerbossie burned Constantiaberg from Hout Bay burned Constantiaberg from Hout Bay


Chapman's Peak and Hout Bay with sea patterns - Nov '99

Chapman's Peak with sea patterns Hout Bay from Chapman's Peak with sea patterns


Hout Bay from upper Silvermine - May/June '99

Hout Bay and the Sentinel from upper Silvermine Hout Bay centre from upper Silvermine

Click here for a wide angle panorama of the combined scene
(1500x500 pixels, courtesy of Roy Lomicka)



Fog and The Sentinel above Hout Bay - June/July '99

fog and The Sentinel above Hout Bay


Aerial view of Hout Bay valley and mountains
photo courtesy of Kevin Richardson

aerial view of Hout Bay valley and mountains


Constantiaberg and Chapman's Peak from Hout Bay - Autumn '95

Constantiaberg from Hout Bay Noordhoek Peak from Hout Bay Chapman's Peak from Hout Bay Hout Bay towards Kommetjie


Hout Bay from Constantiaberg - Jul '82
photo by Leon Beytenbach

Hout Bay from Constantiaberg


Hout Bay and the Sentinel - Jun '74 (by E.J. Richardson)
The author of this website is in the centre-left (age 12)

Hout Bay and the Sentinel


Hout Bay and Chapman's Peak from Ocean View - December '98

Hout Bay and Chapman's Peak from Ocean View


Constantia Nek with burned hillside - July '90

Constantia Nek with burned hillside Llandudno beach
Constantia Nek is the only route from the Southern Suburbs to Hout Bay across the Table Mountain range. The other routes are from Chapman's Peak, and the Atlantic Coastline past Llandudno.


Click here to jump to a website with some fine photos of Hout Bay


From here you can go:
  • on a general tour of the Peninsula
  • north up the Atlantic Coast
  • cross Constantia Nek to the Southern Suburbs
  • around Chapman's Peak Drive to Kommetjie and Fishoek
    (this route is currently closed due to the fires and rockfalls)
  • south to Cape Point

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    08 Sep 2005 updated
    23 Mar 1998 created