This quaint and picturesque seaside village is situated on the False Bay coastline, 40 km from Cape Town. With its bustling and colourful little harbour, colonial architecture and quirky assortment of shops and restaurants, Kalk Bay is home to an established fishing community as well as many local artists, writers and musicians. Built on the sharply rising slopes of the mountainside, Kalk Bay offers visitors beautiful views over the bay, a rejuvenating natural setting, as well as a unique and lively cultural experience.
Kalk Bay’s Main Road and cobbled side-streets are lined with galleries, antique stores, book shops, local fashion and jewellery boutiques and an idiosyncratic mix of coffee shops, restaurants, bars and live music venues. The village also has its own theatre, showcasing local talent in sold-out shows throughout the year. During Whale Season, between August and November, the magnificent Southern Right Whales may be seen swimming in the bay. Visitors can also meet the Cape Fur Seals lazing in the sun on the docks of the harbour, competing for fresh fish sold directly from the boats. For the more adventurous, Kalk Bay’s mountainside is known for its many sandstone caves, accessible via the walking and hiking trails that meander up the slopes. The village also has a sheltered beach with a tidal pool and a popular reef among local surfers.