Tierboskloof Estate is located in Hout Bay, a suburb of Cape Town. The Estate is situated in a valley on the Cape Atlantic Seaboard, almost halfway between Cape Town and Cape Point.
Houtbaai, named by Dutch explorers, literally translated means Wood Bay. Jan van Riebeeck described Hout Bay as having the most beautiful forests he had ever seen. Today Hout Bay still enjoys a rural atmosphere with several equestrian estates and small holdings.
Affectionately called “The Republic of Hout Bay” by its residents, Hout Bay lies just 20 minutes from the centre of Cape Town, yet it maintains a unique and timeless beauty that makes it popular with both locals and visitors.
Hout Bay was formerly a fishing village and has managed to maintain its unique combination of fishing harbour and country atmosphere. Its long, sandy beach faces a bay framed by mountains and is quite simply exceptionally beautiful.
Hout Bay’s protective mountains surround a beautiful long sandy beach which is ideal for swimming and water sports. You will find all sorts of activities including sea kayaking, sailing, fishing and surfing. Locals love to walk their dogs, ride horses and take their families to the waters edge. The mountains also provide excellent hiking opportunities.
Main street in Hout Bay is full of interesting shops as well as a choice of local cafés and restaurants. The Bay Harbour Market is an excellent craft and food market which is a true celebration of south African diversity and is found close to the harbour Mariner’s Wharf. The vibrant township called Imizamo Yethu is also located in the heart of the Hout Bay seaside community.