Kalk Bay is a trendy little fishing village along the False Bay coast, about 25 minutes from Cape Town's city centre and midway between the city and Cape Point. This colourful, slightly bohemian seaside village offers an eclectic, charming combination of interesting little lanes, restaurants, pubs and fishing harbour where you can still buy fresh fish directly from fishermen.
The Main Road through Kalk Bay is lined with antique stores, second-hand bookshops and art galleries; seafood restaurants with gorgeous views over the sea and is home to Kalk Bay's thriving theatre. A lot of the homes here are built on the mountain and ambling through the distinctly English lanes offers one some incredible views. Kalk Bay was originally inhabited by shipwrecked seamen and deserters and it derives its name from a lime kiln, used for making lime from shells for the Dutch East India Company. There are four tidal pools in Kalk Bay for safe swimming and the train stops here on its way to Simonstown from Cape Town.