The sleepy sea-side fishing village of Kalk Bay sits on the picturesque coast of False Bay, bathed in sunshine during the warmer seasons. This gem on the False Bay coastline is known for its raw beauty, interesting shops, vast selection of restaurants and stunning views. You could easily spend a full day in this little neighbourhood and still not be able to experience it all! Here’s our favourite things to do in Kalk Bay.
Kalk Bay habour
The Kalk Bay harbour is one of the last working fishing harbours on the Cape Peninsula. The harbour offers some of the freshest fish you will ever find, and it is also a full of seals, seabirds, and some of the Cape's most interesting characters. This picturesque harbour is best visited in the morning, when the community’s fishing boats pitch up with their daily catch and a lively quayside market ensues. The harbour also hosts a number of great restaurants and pubs.
Boomslang Cave lies up above Kalk Bay, a relatively easy cave to access, and a great cave for novice caving if you have not done any before, as the cave tunnels right through the mountain. This cave offers amazing views including the colourful Kalk bay habour below – and the wonderful scenery and vegetation, such as the beautiful echo valley.
Dalebrook Tidal Pool
Dalebrook pool lies just beyond Danger Beach, between St James and Kalk Bay. A narrow, little subway takes one beneath the railway line that runs parallel to the sea the length of the False Bay coastline. This has to be one of the most beautiful pools along the coast. Dalebrook is quieter (fewer people know about it), it has an outdoor shower, space to sit against the wall, a change room, and large boulders that allow for skipping out into the pool before plunging into the Indian ocean’s slightly warmer waters. The low retaining wall allows for waves to break over the pool edge keeping the water clean. It’s also a fabulous whale-watching spot.
Kalk Bay boasts itself as one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world, as it was voted so by Forbes’ magazine. Nestled between Muizenberg and Simon’s Town it’s easy to spend an entire day exploring everything the vibrant Main Road in Kalk Bay has to offer. From retro art galleries, bohemian boutiques, delicious restaurants and incredible views of the bay – it’s not to be missed.
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