53/100 reasons to be in South Africa in 2010: Kalk Bay

You know there’s something special about a place when even the locals decide to take a day trip to visit it. Although Kalk Bay is only half an hour out of Cape Town, it is so deliciously different, so wonderfully slow-paced, so completely villagey, that it feels as if it’s another world.

Which is why locals, tourists and foreigners alike flock to the tiny town to unwind.

There are a number of reasons to love Kalk Bay, but here are my top 3:

1.    It is so pretty. Really, ridiculously pretty. Brightly painted fishing boats, lovely little shops, winding streets – anything you’d describe as charming, you’ll find in Kalk Bay.

2.    There are so many yummy places to eat. The Olympia Café is the best-known of Kalk Bay’s culinary treasures (and for good reason – such heavenly baked treats!) but wander around the small side streets and you’ll find a plethora of small bakeries, ice cream shops and eateries, all begging to be sampled. Or of course there’s the fresh fish. Yum.

3.    It’s a shopper’s paradise. Antiques, clothing, books, plants – you name it, you can buy it in Kalk Bay.

So what are you waiting for? Hop in your car and take a drive to the town we all love to love.

Our Readers Comments

  1. did Olympia on Sunday, was such an awesome treat, great food, great vibe and the most awesome weather as the cherry on top!

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