Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Muizenberg (3.3 km from Kalk Bay)
The Melting Pot is a cosy, colourful, vibrant live music venue and bar featuring the best of local South Peninsula original music. You can expect to listen to well-known local names from the Cape jazz, rock and folk scene - plus the odd visiting artist and stand-up comics. Jam sessions and open mics offer up-and-coming talent an outlet too. This...
Glencairn (3.5 km from Kalk Bay)
A hike up Elsie's Peak is well worth the short, sharp effort for the breathtaking and expansive views of False Bay - a wonderful way to get your bearings.
The flora in October is stunning and you may be lucky enough to see a whale or two. Extend your hike and take one of the many well marked footpaths in this mountain range.
Game Reserve in Table Mountain National Park (9.8 km from Kalk Bay)
One of the New7Wonders of Nature, Table Mountain is the centrepiece of the Table Mountain National Park. The easiest way of visiting Table Mountain is to ride up in the Cable Car, which operates every day, except in bad weather conditions. But it's a great walk, either up, down or both ways. Platteklip Gorge, just east of the Cable Station, is a...
Game Reserve in Cape Point (16.6 km from Kalk Bay)
Okay, so Cape Point is not the place where the Atlantic meets the Indian Ocean and neither is it the southernmost point of Africa. Nevertheless, it is far more spectacular and a lot more accessible than the actual tip at Cape Agulhas. It's also one of the most visited attractions in Cape Town.Cape Point is the highlight in any Cape Town tour, and...
Clovelly (1.3 km from Kalk Bay)
The soft white sands of Clovelly Beach have been the starting point for relaxing morning and evening strolls around the Fish Hoek bay for generations. Fringed with ancient sand-dunes and washed by the 'Indian ocean', beach-goers enjoy a temperature that's often several degrees warmer than the Atlantic waters on the peninsula's west side.
St James (1.4 km from Kalk Bay)
With its famous and much-photographed Victorian bathing huts, St James Beach is a wonderful place for family leisure. The protected tidal pool combines the feel of ocean swimming with the safety and calm of a swimming pool. Collect shells, investigate interesting rock formations, or relax on the nearby lawn. Refreshments, cafes and restaurants...
Table Mountain National Park (1.6 km from Kalk Bay)
The path starts on Boyes Drive above St James – look for the Ou Kraal sign. Take the left-hand path and relish the sweeping views Kalk Bay, Seal Island and across False Bay to the Hottentots Holland mountains and Cape Hangklip. You should be able to see surfers at Kalk Bay Reef and fishing boats coming back to the harbour.
Once on the jeep track,...
Clovelly (1.9 km from Kalk Bay)
A wonderful example of restored wetlands in an urban setting, which is a haven for various forms of wildlife, most notably birds.
Enjoy a nice walk amongst this natural ecosystem, and for birders, this walk is even sweeter. Easy enough for beginners and kids, well marked and fun. Don't forget to bring your binoculars.
Sports Stadiums Clubs
Fish Hoek (2.2 km from Kalk Bay)
Founded in 1958, this active club is a hive of activity especially on weekends when youngsters (as young as 5) train or participate in competitions.
Fish Hoek (2.2 km from Kalk Bay)
Every second week on a Sunday, this majestic old steam train makes its way from Cape Town to Simon's Town and back again.
Scores of people gather along the route to watch or have their photograph taken with the train. This train stops (but doesn't collect passengers) at Fish Hoek Station - a great place to get up close and personal with this...
Fish Hoek (2.3 km from Kalk Bay)
Fish Hoek Beach stretches for just over a mile at the head of a beautiful bay. It's one of the most popular Cape Town beaches for families, and there is loads of space for them to spread out. The northern side, Clovelly, is usually relatively peaceful. Fish Hoek often has a nice little wave and it's very popular with swimmers and young...
Fish Hoek (2.5 km from Kalk Bay)
Jaeger's Walk is a lovely gentle stroll alongside the small bay of Fish Hoek with colourful painted benches and seats to enjoy the view from.
Galleries and Museums
Muizenberg (2.7 km from Kalk Bay)
Built in 1929 to reflect the spirit of 18th century Venice, Casa Labia is the former Muizenberg residence of Count and Countess Natale Labia.
Following a complete two-year restoration by the family, Casa Labia is home to a contemporary South African art gallery, an uber-stylish Africanova boutique as well as a celebrated Italian café.
Clovelly (2.7 km from Kalk Bay)
Considered one of the finest golf courses in South Africa, Clovelly Country Club is famous for its rolling, computer-irrigated fairways and undulating holes complementing its rich coastal environment. The championship-quality greens consist of bent grass and poa annua mix. Nestled in the pristine and tranquil Silvermine Valley close to Fish Hoek,...
Muizenberg (2.8 km from Kalk Bay)
This easy stroll is suitable for everyone, staying on the seaward side of the railway line. It starts at Muizenberg Station, hugging the coastline until St James and Danger Beach. The catwalk offers excellent opportunities for whale watching and spotting ocean birds. Kids love exploring in the rock pools at low tide.
Check the tide table before...