Kalk Bay is a fishing village
on the coast of False Bay, South Africa and is now a suburb of greater
Cape Town. It lies in a beautiful setting, wedged between the ocean and
sharply rising mountainous heights that are buttressed by crags of grey
sandstone. A literal translation from the Dutch/Afrikaans name "Kalkbaai"
is "Lime Bay". The Bible Institute of South Africa is located here.
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.
caves (with names such as 'Ronan's Well', after the Walter Scott novel
St. Ronan's Well, and 'Free Drinks Saloon') are located in the mountains
above the village. They are of importance to spaeleologists because they
have formed in sandstone. Large cave systems are not often found in this
type of chemically unreactive rock. Kalk bay is also home to the famous
surf spot named "Kalk Bay Reef" it is known for its heavy barrels, and
shallow reef. it is best surfed on a big South East swell and north west
wind, in smaller swells low tide makes for better barrels.
Leave yourself time to wander
around the second-hand shops, see the craft stores and art galleries, and
the old china shops reminiscent of Aladdin's cave. Whilst there, take a
walk down to the colourful harbour, where fish can be bought straight from
the small fishing boats, and you may be lucky to see a seal alongside,
hoping for a titbit. Then stop to refresh yourself at a quaint cafe, or
lunch at one of the many good restaurants.
Guest House, KALK BAY Chartfield
Guesthouse evokes the spirit of a time when everything was done with a
little more style and with a lot more attention to detail. It's a haven
created to whisk you away from the cares of the world the moment you step
inside this grand old house, which has been standing for over 120 years
overlooking the picturesque Kalk Bay harbour. Now lovingly restored,
Chartfield Guesthouse is nestled in this quaint seaside village where the
pace and charm is reminiscent of a bygone era while every modern convenience
is provided for. Almost all of our rooms offer unrivalled views over the
sea and Kalk Bay harbour. Large and private, allow the cool ocean breeze
to whisper through your open windows bringing with it the faint sounds
and maritime scents of the village below.
View, Self-Catering Villa, KALK BAY This modern, boutique house
in Kalk Bay has been designed to offer the ultimate contemporary living
space for visitors to the False Bay area. Immaculately furnished with state-of-the-art
fixtures and finishes, every detail is a statement in quality. Perched
on the mountainside, the house boasts magnificent views over Kalk Bayís
fishing harbour and the Indian Ocean. A two-minute walk brings you to the
heart of the village famous for its great restaurants, antique and book
shops, bakeries, galleries and theatre. Less than 40 minutes from central
Cape Town, the location balances easy distances with getting away from
it all. The house features every modern convenience: four en-suite
bedrooms, a gourmet kitchen, open-plan lounge with fireplace and viewing
decks, yoga room, steam room and a lap pool with sun deck.
Place, Self-Catering Apartment, KALK BAY Imagine waking up in a lovingly
restored old-world apartment, to a breathtaking view of the Kalk Bay Harbour.
Tumbling out of bed to pop across the street for freshly baked croissants
from the Olympia Bakery, that well-loved Cape Town landmark. Imagine taking
breakfast on your private patio or on the spacious and sunny window sill,
watching the boats and bustle of the harbour and the passing parade on
the quaint village streets. Beyond that, the majestic mountains of Fish
Hoek and Simonís Town hug the coastline and the blue, blue ocean where
whales and dolphins play. Itís the start of another perfect day at
Harbour Place, a luxury apartment right on the edge of Kalk Bayís colourful
harbour. Harbour Place is not just another plush seaside getaway.