Kalk Bay

Travel Guide
Kalk Bay featuring kayaking or canoeing, boating and a bay or harbor

Partake in a fish auction and enjoy the charming ambiance among the fisherman and surfers of this suburban village on False Bay.

Kalk Bay is a quaint fishing village full of quirky shops and eccentric personalities. Surfers take advantage of the crashing waves and bohemian atmosphere here, while vacationers revel in the upbeat setting. Learn about the intriguing culture and history of this fashionable area with an extensive art scene and eclectic nightlife.

Stroll along the charming Kalk Bay Harbour, which is a functioning marina dating back to 1913. It has many restaurants, shops and an assortment of colorful boats. Enjoy the views of the rocky False Bay coastline, as you peruse the antique stores, second-hand shops and bookshops that make the village such a stylish destination.

In the summer months, Wooley’s Tidal Pool is a popular bathing area. Bring the kids to frolic in this man-made rock pool that makes sea swimming safe and clean. Go surfing on the southeasterly swell of the iconic Kalk Bay Reef.

Peruse the works of art in this cultural hub with trips to Kalk Bay Modern art gallery and MKH - Photography Gallery & Decor. Enjoy seafood from one of the restaurants with views of the harbor.

Visit Rhodes Cottage Museum, where Cecil Rhodes,19th-century British entrepreneur and Prime Minister of the Cape Colony, spent his final years. The cute cottage has a white façade and thatched roof with wonderful ocean views.

Watch the sun descend beyond the horizon, turning the water black. Eat oysters and sip hot drinks or alcoholic beverages as evening falls. Night-time activities include taking tango classes and visiting cocktail bars and nightclubs.

Visit from May to October for a chance to spot whales in the ocean. Gaze westward to the Muizenberg Mountains, where you will find rare sandstone caves.

Overlooking False Bay, Kalk Bay is in the Fish Hoek region of Cape Town’s southwestern suburbs. Take the Southern Line train to Kalk Bay Station and explore the small neighborhood on foot. Nearby landmarks include Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town, Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve and the Cape of Good Hope.

Chartfield Guesthouse
Chartfield Guesthouse
4 out of 5
30 Gatesville Road, Kalk Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is $38 per night from Oct 10 to Oct 10
Located in the heart of Cape Town, this guesthouse is steps from Cape Floral Region Protected Areas, Main Road, and Kalk Bay Beach. Wooley's Tidal Pool and Kalk ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (175 reviews)
"Great location overlooking Kalk Bay, the breakfasts were superb, the staff were friendly, warm and welcoming and had great restaurants tips for us. Would highly recommend this guesthouse!"

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2021

Chartfield Guesthouse
St James Manor
St James Manor
5 out of 5
108 Main Road St.James, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is $122 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Situated by the ocean, this luxury guesthouse is steps from Main Road, St. James Beach, and Cape Floral Region Protected Areas. Save Our Seas Shark Education ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (61 reviews)
"This is a beautiful property! The location is great, and Clive was awesome!"

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2021

St James Manor
The Inn At Castle Hill
The Inn At Castle Hill
4 out of 5
37 Gatesville Road, Kalk Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is $75 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Situated by the sea, this guesthouse is steps from Cape Floral Region Protected Areas, Main Road, and Kalk Bay Theatre. Wooley's Tidal Pool and Kalk Bay Beach ...
4.4/5Excellent! (62 reviews)
Kalk Bay
"A perfect location and comfortable place to stay in Kalk Bay"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

The Inn At Castle Hill
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Kalk Bay Apartments
Kalk Bay Apartments
3 out of 5
30 Gatesville Road, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is $186 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Situated by the sea, this apartment building is steps from Cape Floral Region Protected Areas, Main Road, and Kalk Bay Beach. Wooley's Tidal Pool and Kalk Bay ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Romantic Getaway
"What a fabulous apartment, perfect location and beautifully decorated. Only small thing was there was no shower as specified. But we absolutely loved our stay and will be back!"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Kalk Bay Apartments
Spindrift - Mint-new, drop dead sea view, large veranda, 1 bedroom 1 bathroom
Spindrift - Mint-new, drop dead sea view, large veranda, 1 bedroom 1 bathroom
Cape Town, Western Cape
Nestled on the beach, this Cape Town apartment building is just steps from Cape Floral Region Protected Areas and Wooley's Tidal Pool. Kalk Bay Beach and Kalk ...
5/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Spotless wonderful view
"We will be back"

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

Spindrift - Mint-new, drop dead sea view, large veranda, 1 bedroom 1 bathroom
Oceanfront Penthouse
Oceanfront Penthouse
3.5 out of 5
264a Main Road, Muizenberg, Cape Town, Western Cape
Situated by the ocean, this vacation home is within a 5-minute walk of Rhodes Cottage Museum and St. James Beach. Casa Labia Cultural Centre and Main Road are ...
3.3/5 (3 reviews)
"Overall, I have fairly mixed reviews. We went with oceanfront penthouse for our wedding trip. Logistics: I booked this thinking we’d be in Newlands. The original address was in Muizenberg, but didn’t get the actual address until 24 hours in advance. This address was in Kommetjie....this was super ..."

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2020

Oceanfront Penthouse
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Kalk Bay

Top things to do in Kalk Bay

Cities near Kalk Bay