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
4.5 based on 62 reviews
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.
4 based on 37 reviews
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
5 based on 8 reviews
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.
4.5 based on 7 reviews
4.5 based on 5 reviews
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.
5 based on 3 reviews
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.
4 based on 2 reviews
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.
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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