Kalk Bay Harbour

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2 Customer Reviews

© Hans de Ridder


Kalk Bay Harbour is a picturesque but thriving fishing harbour where members of the local fishing community are out daily in their traditional fishing boats earning their living.

Take a stroll along the harbour wall to check out the colourful vessels. Bright blues, reds and yellows are the norm. Names like Star of the Sea, Amber Rose, Gold Pearl and Antoinette tell of the high regard with which these sailors hold their vessels. The majority are wooden creations. Learn how to fish from real fishermen – those who make a living by catching Cape fish. Apparently, there is still a loyal market for fresh fish. Witnessing this is a cultural experience. Kids love to look at the harbour seals waiting for scraps of fresh fish.

Kalk Bay is also a hub of outdoor action – from sea fishing to harbour wall angling. Kalk Bay has one of the best reefs in Cape Town for surfing and the fascinating Kalk Bay caves for landlubber adventures. While out for a fishing boat tour you will have the opportunity to observe seals, dolphins, Great White Sharks and in season Southern Right Whales in their natural habitat. These giants come to calve in False Bay between June and October each year. It’s hard to believe that retro Kalk Bay is actually part of Cape Town. The pace differs – colourful folk stroll along the wharf and browse the quirky shops, others sip on superb Cape Wines and cold beers while surfers ride the breakers.

Nestled between the mountains and the sea, is just a 30 minute drive from the centre of Cape Town yet a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city. For scuba divers the harbour wall offers an interesting dive, but there're plenty more spots in the area. Popular restaurants to suit all pockets are right on the water's edge.

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Excellent - Always busy with a character of its own. The local fishing community are delightful and interesting.

Eleanor Patterson
South Africa

Keeping it real - Touring the harbour and chatting to the fisherfolk was great. Men who head out to the open sea fishing for their livelihoods, bringing in the days catch and selling some of it at the harbour. The only way you'd get fresher is going out with them and eating on the boat.

Tara Robinson

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*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

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Kalk Haven

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Pineapple Cottage

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Pineapple Cottage is located in the lovely fishing village of Kalk Bay and offers guests comfortable...

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Harbour Place

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Braemar Villa

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The Majestic

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The Majestic is a luxurious two bedroom apartment situated directly opposite the harbour. The apartm...

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Kalk Bay Self-catering

Sleeps 4 Kalk Bay Self-catering in Kalk Bay
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Kalk Bay Self-catering is a beautiful apartment located in the vibrant as well as arty seaside town ...

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Harbour View Apartment

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