Enjoy the views of the beautiful False Bay coastline as you wind your way along Boyes Drive to the scenic town of Kalk Bay.
One of the most popular destinations along the False Bay seaboard, Kalk Bay’s Main Road is packed with antique stores, coffee shops, galleries, second-hand bookstores and restaurants.
Essentially a fishing village, Kalk Bay is still a lively working harbour and one of the best places to buy fresh fish straight off the boat. It’s also a great place to take photographs – it’s almost impossible to take a bad picture here!
Kalk Bay is a fun place to hang out and makes for a great day trip from Cape Town. It’s also known for its excellent choice of restaurants. For the best fish and chips this side of the mountain try Kalky’s at the harbour, +27 (0)21 788 1726. It’s also worth visiting the excellent Olympia Café and Deli, +27 (0)21 788 6396, on Main Road.
The Brass Bell, +27 (0)21 788 5455/6, is a Kalk Bay institution, sitting adjacent to the Kalk Bay Harbour – you’re literally on top of the ocean. Eating oysters and drinking G&Ts as you salute the sunset is compulsory on any decent itinerary. Harbour House Restaurant (+27 (0)21 788 4133) is another spectacular place to view the ocean – and is known for excellent seafood.
When evening comes, there’s lots on offer in Kalk Bay – make sure you pop into Cape To Cuba along Main Road, +27 (0)21 788 1556. It’s all mojitos and Che Guevara attitudes. Why not book your space at the tango classes held there on Wednesdays?
During whale season, usually between May and October, Kalk Bay is the perfect place to be – take a stroll up Boyes Drive and check out the southern right whales as they frolic in the waves below.