Kalk Bay Accommodation

Kalk Bay began life as a small fishing village located on the coast of False Bay. Over the years, as Cape Town expanded, Kalk Bay was absorbed and is now a suburb of the greater Cape Town Municipality. Kalk Bay or 'Kalk Baai' is derived from the Dutch language, meaning "Lime Bay". The name derives from the large deposits of mussel shells found in the area, which were burnt by early settlers to make lime for construction. Today, visitors and residents can find original lime kilns and roasted mussel shells along the coast.

Kalk Bay operates as a lively working harbour, and is one of the most popular tourist destinations along the sea board. Take a visit out to Kalk Bay and you'll find the Main Road brimming with boutique shops, antique stores, coffee shops, restaurants and art galleries.

While being in the vicinity of a fishing village, it is pertinent you try out the local cuisine. If you're looking for ocean-fresh seafood, the harbour is one of the best places to get your supplies from - with local fisherman offering up 'straight off the boat' fish. Alternatively, head to Kalkys for some deliciously fried hake and chips. Adjacent to the harbour is The Brass Bell - a favourite hotspot for locals. The views at the eatery are unparalleled with the ocean right on their doorstep; while the menu offers up good quality dishes.

Kalk Bay is an outdoor hub of action boasting some of the best reefs in Cape Town for surfers, and is also a popular fishing spot for locals. If you're more of a cave-dweller or have a taste for adventure, explore Kalk Bay's many interesting caves. A popular spot for whale-watching, tourists flock to Kalk Bay between the months of May and October, and view the Southern Right Whale gracing our shorelines.

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Fisherman Flat
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From R250 pps

Fisherman's Flat is a lovely two-bedroom flat located in the fishing village of Kalk Bay on the coast of False Bay. Kalk Bay offers beautiful views of the mountains and the sea and there are plenty of... Read More

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From R750* unit

We invite you to visit the jewel of the treasure coast: Kalk Bay. A village with a unique old world charm as well as renowned restaurants, arts, crafts and antique shops - all within strolling distanc... Read More

Theresa's at Kalk Bay

From R780* unit

Theresa's at Kalk Bay self-catering apartment with uninterrupted harbour/ocean & mountain views only a stroll away from beaches,restaurants,shops and train station. Activities: harbour - beach - sur... Read More

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Kalk Bay is a vibrant little Harbour with the fishing boats docking .Kalky's has amazing fish and chips at very reasonable prices . There are a number of restaurants , interesting shops an ice cream parlour and tidal pool in walking distance from the accommodation . The accommodation faces onto a school and it was interesting to see the children coming and leaving school despite the noise of the children enjoying themselves before and after school .
- Donald Bernhard

Kalk Bay
Amazing place. Nice people. Beautiful attractions. Great restaurants. Convenientlying located, close to Cape Point and Boulders.
- Tatenda Mujuru

Kalk Bay
Clean, friendly, vibrant little town.
- Bruce Doyle

Kalk Bay
A beautiful fishing town with a variety of good eating places and variety of shops, ranging from bookshops, clothing, crafts and art galleries. View of harbour from the mountain - picture perfect
- Brian Brock

Kalk Bay
Quiet place and friendly people within the community.They were helpful and we were invited for the new years celebrations and had a good time with them.I will visit again.
- Themba Khumalo