Top 8 Things to do in Kalk Bay, South Africa

December 8, 2017 Lashaunda Abraham

Kalk Bay (Afrikaans: Kalkbaai) is a fishing village on the coast of False Bay, South Africa and is now a suburb of greater Cape Town. It lies between the ocean and sharply rising mountainous heights that are buttressed by crags of grey Table Mountain Sandstone. A literal translation from the Dutch/Afrikaans name "Kalkbaai" is "Lime Bay". This derives from the vast deposits of mussel shells found there, which early settlers burned to make lime for construction. Lime kilns to roast mussel shells are still found along the west coast. The railway from the central business district of Cape Town to Simon's Town passes through Kalk Bay and in some places the line is only metres from the water's edge.
Restaurants in Kalk Bay

1. Clovelly Country Club

177 Clovelly Road, Kalk Bay 7975, South Africa +27 21 784 2111
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4.5 based on 62 reviews

Clovelly Country Club

Reviewed By MoJupiter - MoJupiter

This was a perfect way to start any week! Lush green fairways, amazingly smooth greens, smiling Pro Shop staff, efficient service, nice halfway house and clubhouse, good quality Sun Mountain trolleys, beautiful fauna, flowers and birds( peacocks, ducks etc) and played early so no waiting! Well worth the Green Fees. Fabulous experience all round. Through the drought, Clovelly is able to stay lush and green, from the natural water and streams running by it.

2. Kalk Bay Harbour

Kalk Bay 7990, South Africa
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4 based on 37 reviews

Kalk Bay Harbour

Reviewed By Vijay P - Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

A beautiful quaint harbour with colourful fishing boats on display, The harbour is located in a scenically area with many good restaurants nearby, Kaley’s restaurant being one we will definitely frequent. It's a great way to spend an hour or two watching the playful seal, the many local fisherman selling their daily catch

3. Paul B. Dixon Wildlife Studio

64 Main Road, Kalk Bay 7975, South Africa +27 82 788 5888
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5 based on 8 reviews

Paul B. Dixon Wildlife Studio

Reviewed By spud_kerry - London, United Kingdom

Made the trip to visit after seeing Paul's paintings somewhere and I was not disappointed. They are magnificent. Would have bought them all. But am very happy with my 'last rhino?' Paul is a wealth of knowledge and a joy to talk to. Make the time to go and put your memory of wildlife on your wall at home.

4. Wooley's Tidal Pool

Main Road, Kalk Bay, South Africa
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Wooley's Tidal Pool

Reviewed By Roddy P - Johannesburg, South Africa

A lovely tidal pool to dip in on a walk from Kalk bay to Fish Hoek. However, stay away in public holidays as it tends to get a bit over used. Also, try and swim after high tide when the sea has refreshed the water.

5. Quagga Rare Books and Art

86 Main Road Kalk Bay, Kalk Bay 7975, South Africa +27 21 788 2752
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Quagga Rare Books and Art

Reviewed By Sally B

More like a small museum in which you can touch items, this antiquarian book shop and art gallery contains rare and interesting items many of cultural and historic significance. As a result this shop is well worth a visit. I wish I could have spent a lot more time here and purchased something I could have brought home to Australia.

6. Hiking to Boomslang Cave

Kalk Bay, Kalk Bay, South Africa
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Hiking to Boomslang Cave

Reviewed By Dieter H - Cape Town Central, South Africa

Apart from the quiet walks there are plenty of scrambles for rock climbers, and for those with an interest in caves these Mountains offer unique opportunities for exploration and adventure. The higher peaks and ridges are honeycombed with scores of caves, some of which penetrate hundreds of meters into the mountain, and indeed one, the Boomslang Cave, is nearly 506m long and penetrates right through the upper part of the mountain.

7. Save Our Seas Shark Centre

28 Main Rd, Kalk Bay, Kalk Bay, South Africa +27 21 788 6694
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Save Our Seas Shark Centre

Reviewed By hoosainnarker - Cape Town Central, South Africa

Save Our Seas Shark Centre is an educational centre that promotes the conservation and awareness of sharks and marine life in the False Bay area. The Shark Centre is committed to conducting valuable research while at the same time offering public educational programmes to change myths and people’s misperceptions of these important creatures.hark awareness and responsibility. A large fish tank displays a number of local fish species and the friendly staff is happy to share information about their research and conservation efforts.
According to the staff member who gave us an intro, it is expected that the centre will be fully "kitted" out with all the necessary shark info and models and real one by the end of this year. Now it was more informational and about sea life in general.
A surprise to my two girls was getting colouring books, a very nice desktop calendar as well as well produced factbook about "Save our Seas" as a gift.
We look forward to visiting again when the centre will be more developed.

8. Beerworks

124 Main Road, Kalk Bay 7975, South Africa +27 21 788 2453
Beerworks

Beerworks is located in the heart of Kalk Bay with an amazing view over the harbour. We offer craft beer from 10 different local micro Breweries on tap. In addition we sell local craft gin and craft ciders. And if you feel a bit hungry we offer the best burgers and other finger food in Kalk Bay. Our team behind the bar will make sure that you will have an unforgettable experience at Beerworks!

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