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More a seaside fishing village than a suburb, Kalk Bay on Cape Town’s south peninsula has retained its old world feel. The suburb’s elevated homes have views of the active working harbour and small sheltered swimming beach. A number of exceptional restaurants are located in Kalk Bay and shopping here is a trip down memory lane; timeless classics, antique bargains, boho-chic boutiques, fine art and rare books will keep any shopaholic captivated.
Prior to the construction of the harbour, kilns were placed here to burn mussel shells and produce lime, hence the Dutch name Kalk (lime) Bay. The lime was used for whitewashing the exterior of buildings. In the 1850s many Filipinos arrived, adding to the melting pot of South Africa’s rainbow nation.
The mountains above Kalk Bay have numerous hiking trails and an exciting cave system to explore.
Kalk Bay is in close proximity to Fish Hoek’s swimming beach, also Cape Point, the Penguin colony at Boulder’s Beach... Show more