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Mission:- To Protect and preserve the natural, cultural and architectural heritage of Hout Bay and its environs.

A “Warts an’ all” approach.

Hout Bay’s Tourist and Estate Agent brochures paint a wonderful picture of an idyllic community outstretching its reach to visitors with dazzling pictures of the dramatic scenery. This is only one side of the coin and, we do not intend to hide the warts on the other side. In other words we feel that we must face reality in a pragmatic way and learn from our heritage in much the same way that many societies respect the wisdom of their ancestors. We cannot erase history but we can learn to prevent the mistakes of the past. However, we also believe that history and heritage can be fun as well as educational and we will try to make it as enjoyable and rewarding as possible.

A nation that turns its back on its history, the lessons and experiences of the past, good or bad,  undermines the foundations of its future.