Seasonal Preparedness

The department of Recreation and Parks (Area 1.5) services a recreational coastal stretch between Granger Bay and Hout Bay Beach. This includes three Blue Flag beaches which start from the 1st December 2020 to 31st March 2021 and 5 Tidal Pools situated along two nodal points. The area is making every effort to ensure the safety of all visitors to the public amenities managed by the Recreation and Parks Department.

The Department have a direct hotline at the Disaster Risk Management Centre for the public to directly contact the Department for any complaints and enquiries.

The direct hotline number for the Department is 021 597 6003 and is in full operation over the peak period.


Hout Bay Beach Notes:

  • A popular multi-use beach including swimming, small craft paddling, dog walking.

  • The swimming area close to the Chapmans Peak side of the beach is safe with a gentle gradient and seldom has dangerous waves or currents.

  • Lifeguards on duty during season

  • 1 x ablution facility available

  • 2 x additional public toilets required during peak summer period

  • Waves for Change surfing school - Containers


Tamlynn Alexander

021 790 5673

Bathing zone is situated by left hand corner (Chapmans Peak side) of Hout Bay Beach. The lifeguards will also patrol all along the beach informing the public to swim within the bathing area.

Hout Bay Surf Lifesaving Club

Lifesaving Clubs operate between 10:00 – 18:00 during Festive Season and Summer School holidays on Weekends (Saturdays from 14:00pm to 18:00pm/ Sundays from 10:00 – 18:00) and Public Holidays, COCT provides lifeguards during mid-week.

Receives assistance from NSRI when required and City Lifeguards when required

Dogs free-running in middle section of beach; no dogs on Chapman’s Peak sides and Mariner’s Wharf side