The HARVEST CENTRE dream was born twelve years ago from a wish to make a difference to people's lives in Hout Bay.
Our company sponsored the Hangberg Solution Seekers
and the Imagine Hout Bay movements for a year each but wanted to make a bigger impact in the light of so many disenfranchised people having lost their income due to dwindling opportunities in the fishing industry.
The current property was found in a badly vandalised state.. it was then partly bought and partly leased, renovated and repurposed with private funds to build a CREATIVE HUB for Hout Bay that serves both as a skills training opportunity and a springboard for small SME's through the creation of a major TOURIST DRAWCARD.
To bring about positive change in a previously dilapidated environment by creating a
WORLD CLASS TOURIST DESTINATION
To create financially viable businesses and skills transfer opportunities to benefit previously disadvantaged communities of Hout Bay.
WHAT WE OFFER
The famous and very highly rated award winning
BAY HARBOUR MARKET
with over hundred stalls
GALLERIES and ART and CRAFT studios where handmade products can be bought directly from the artists and artisans as well as
tasting of INTERNATIONAL AWARD WINNING Handcrafted Gin.
Workshops and Studios:
Carpentry, Upholstery, Sewing, Coffeeshop, Leatherwork, Craft Gin Distillery, Fence making, Welding, Wire art and various other services are also available...
A hub for NPO's and COMMUNITY PROGRAMMES to partner and support each other.
The following NPO's and community projects are curently operating from the premises:
Harvest Youth Project