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Kalk Bay: The Mother City’s Not-So-Hidden Gem

1Finding something to do in Cape Town is a pretty easy task. With so many interesting places located all over the city, you’ll never run out of things to do. However, if there’s one place that every tourist and local should go to at least once in their lives, it’s the little town of Kalk Bay. Located along Cape Town’s pristine coastline, it’s managed to position itself as a classic fishing village with a plethora of boho-chic delights perfect for both young and old. Take a closer look at the highlights of one of Cape Town’s most famous suburbs.

All the seafood you could want

Kalk Bay Harbour is one of South Africa’s most famous. With colourful fishing boats and seals swishing playfully in the water, the harbour is known for a lot more than just the seafood on offer. While this may be so, you’d be hard-pressed to find any fish fresher than the ones at Kalk Bay Harbour. What’s more is that the fisherman know their stuff, so they’ll always have a tip or two on how best to prepare the produce you’ve just bought from them.

Perfectly quirky guest houses

Tourists love using Kalk Bay as their base when they’re in Cape Town, as it’s a quirky, vibrant place to be, as well as being close to the train station, making transport easy. Naturally, an area like this one has plenty of guest houses to accommodate the year-round influx of visitors. However, Kalk Bay’s guest houses aren’t like the others you’d find in Cape Town. They’re quaint and filled with history – something which many owners would, no doubt, be only too happy to share with guests.

The best views around

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The views that you’ll be exposed to from almost any angle in Kalk Bay are some of the best in the Southern Hemisphere. No matter what time of the day or night it is, you’ll find a sight worthy of your Instagram profile at every turn. Imagine then being able to see it all from a bird’s eye view? Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Not these days. NAC Helicopters’ Cape Point Tour will give you this opportunity as you fly over prominent destinations like Noordhoek, Simon’s Town and Muizenberg.

Kalk Bay is the kind of place you’ll instantly fall in love with. It has so much to offer so it’s no wonder it’s one of Cape Town’s most famed suburbs. If you’re planning a trip to the Mother City anytime soon, be sure to dedicate some time to exploring Kalk Bay. It’s the perfect place to relax, unwind and experience an integral part of the city’s culture.

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