The arms may be blazoned:
Arms: Or, a lion rampant argent, langued gules, overall a fess gules.
Crest: Issuant from an earl’s coronet, a dexter arm vambraced, the hand proper, holding a scimitar proper, hilted or…..
The arms as borne by the town would not have received any acknowledgement from the State Herald, since they are a breach of the colour rule: the lion is silver on a gold field.
The shield is taken from the Bruins family, to which the land on which the town was eventually laid out was granted by Lord Charles Somerset, and the crest from the De Villiers family which later owned the land.
According to Rietstap’s Armorial Génèral, there is a Bruins family in East Flanders (Oost Vlaanderen) which bears arms or, a lion rampant sable, overall a fess gules. The colour of the lion was clearly changed so as not to infringe on that family’s rights, but the choice of argent (silver or white) was a poor one.
The arms of De Villiers as reflected in the books by Cor Pama show a crest of the same design, except that the hand is in a greave (metal glove), and the sword is all silver or steel, not gold.
The coronet seems to be an embellishment by the town council. Aside from the fact that it is irregular (a helmet should have been used instead), it is not in the standard shape, and the extensions of the rim are shown as bearing gold balls, whereas traditionally these were pearls (five of them) and in the coronets actually worn by British earls at coronations, the pearls are substituted by silver balls, and are separated by strawberry leaves in gold. The illustration shows 11 gold balls and no leaves.
The arms were agreed on by the newly formed town council in 1941. Letterheads were printed and ties made for male employees, as well as scarves for female employees, all bearing the shield of arms.
It was proposed to obtain a grant from the College of Arms in London. However, in view of the colouring, the heralds wanted nothing to do with the arms in these colours. In view of the expenditure already laid out in establishing these arms, it was decided to ignore the College, and to continue using the arms. They remained in use until the municipality’s incorporation into South Peninsula.
The town also had a flag, a vertical tricolour in yellow, black and yellow, with the arms placed on the black stripe, the lion facing the hoist on both sides.
 Pama’s English blazon for the De Villiers crest, as given in Heraldry of South African Families, reads:
An arm embowed in armour grasping a scimitar fesswise.
In the arms of Fish Hoek, the scimitar is held bendwise (diagonally), rather than fesswise (horizontally).
* First published by OoCities