Take a day to explore a charismatic village called Kalk Bay – a town filled with a great history where people respected each other despite colour, creed or religion, even when most of South Africa “lived apart”. People worked and walked together in harmony, enjoying the beauty of this amazing and interesting town. The shouts of the local fisherman fill the air when they offload their fish after a day’s catch. A community filled with pride that raised their offspring with dignity and integrity and enjoyed the essence of laughter and togetherness. Their ancestors were Indonesians, Javanese, Filipinos, Malaysians, Jewish, English and Afrikaans-speaking South Africans.
Today this village represents the colourful history of the past, combined with the art and charm of the present. Experience life in Kalk Bay by doing the following:
Start with the history at the Kramat (Shrine) in Muizenberg.
Learn more about the involvement of the slaves in the Battle of Muizenberg
Explore the town’s many antique, art and craft shops
A walk through the Fishing Village and a visit to the harbour
Optional: Kalk Bay Caves
A hike up the many trails to Kalk Bay Mountain for great views and lovely “fynbos” indigenous vegetation. (optional)
Traditional line fishing