Kalk Bay or Kalkbaai is a fishing village on the coast of False Bay in the Western Cape province. Beautifully situated between the ocean and the limestone mountains, the name of which is derived from the village, with the immense city of Cape Town in the background.
Kalk Bay is easily accessible by rail, it is a nice undertaking with beautiful views and in some places the railroad is really meters away from the Atlantic Ocean. Kalk Bay Reef is an important meeting place for surfers. You will find heavy waves and shallow water here on days when the South-Easter is blowing and that is quite common.
In the mountains you will find caves made famous by the books of Sir Walter Scott. The “Ronan’s well” is not only mentioned in one of his books but even bears the title of a book. You can of course visit the caves, but then a hiking trip is required!
Cozy little shops, surfers, fishermen who go out and about in tide and in the right season the whales swimming along the coastline, you will find it all in this fishing village. Browse past antique shops, look for special handmade souvenirs and settle down in one of the restaurants. If we can give you a tip; visit the one advertised with: “the Catch of the Day”! And ask the locals for a good tip …
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In Kalk Bay you can take walks to the caves, go sea fishing, naturally surf and enjoy watching people from terraces or go shopping in the most special shops of the Western Cape.