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Discover Hout Bay's Hidden Heritage: A Cultural Journey with Karbonkelberg Tourism

Nestled at the foothills of the Sentinel and Karbonkelberg Mountains, the Hout Bay Harbour community unfolds a tapestry of stories, history, and heritage waiting to be explored. Predominantly Afrikaans-speaking with a creole heritage, this community has a rich cultural background rooted in its historical ties to fishing.

Tour Highlights:

  1. Cultural Exploration:

    • Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of the Hout Bay Harbour community, gaining insights into the daily lives, traditions, and languages that shape this unique enclave.
  2. Historical Journey:

    • Uncover the historical layers that have shaped the community's identity, from its beginnings revolving around the fishing industry to its transformation into a dynamic cultural hub.
  3. Community Stories:

    • Go beyond the stereotypes as we share the untold stories of the fisherfolk. While media often focuses on the challenges, our tour illuminates the resilience, strength, and rich narratives of this close-knit community.
  4. Collaboration with Intle Art:

    • In collaboration with the local organization, Intle Art, we seamlessly integrate art into the tour. Experience the community's history come alive through vibrant murals, offering a visual narrative that complements the spoken stories.

The Impact of Art: Through our collaboration with Intle Art, we not only explore the history but actively contribute to the community's present and future. Witness the transformative power of art as we create murals that serve as visual testaments to the strength and unity of the Hout Bay Harbour community.


  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
  • Meeting Point: Fish on the Rocks Parking, Harbour Road, Hout Bay

Book Your Cultural Journey: Join us on this enlightening community tour, where every step is a celebration of resilience, culture, and the vibrant history of Hout Bay Harbour. 

Note: Tour schedules may vary, and advance booking is recommended.
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