Things to do

There are lots of wonderful places to swim, eat, shop, walk, play golf and generally enjoy yourself in Kalk Bay and nearby in Muizenberg, Fish Hoek and beyond.

Beaches and swimming

You can, of course, just lie on a beach topping up that tan or, for the more energetic, Dalebrook tidal pool (see image above) is minutes from Kimberley House for that bracing early morning swim. Surf the waves at Muizenberg or play in the shallow waves with the kids. Fish Hoek and St James are also perfect for kids and their parents, while a bit further round the peninsular is Boulders famous for its penguins.


There is a wide variety of eating in Kalk Bay ranging from tasty pizza to fine dining and, of course, the famous Olympia Deli – at the far end of Kalk Bay, near the harbour. Renowned far and wide for excellent food, bakery, grungy décor and good prices. Kalk Bay’s eating houses will always offer fresh fish and local specialities. There is also fish and chips at the harbour and a great little ice cream shop on the main road. Or go to the harbour and watch the fishing boats come in and buy a fresh fish as it comes off the boats around lunch time.


Can best be described as quirky in Kalk Bay. Lovers of antiques, ceramics, art and unusual clothing will find plenty to look at and buy.


Walk from Danger Beach to Muizenberg along the catwalk (about 20 minutes) between the railway line and the sea.

Walk up to Boyes Drive and follow one of the designated tracks up the mountain. You can do a circular walk in a couple of hours – stunning views across the peninsular to Noordhoek and almost to Cape Point. Amazing fynbos and flowers. You can also walk all the way to Silvermine and beyond.


West Lake , Steenberg, Clovelly – all within 3–5 km

Whale watching

Hump Back whale jumping in Kalk Bay in Cape Town

From August-November it is common to see whales playing in the bay.


Tandem paragliding in Cape Town is safe, fun and easy!

Wanna do something exciting? Try flying off Lion's Head on a tandem paragliding flight! For more information contact Cape Town Tandem Paragliding on 076 8922283.