Kalk Bay, Cape Town, 7990, South Africa
Photo Miguel Sobreira/age fotostock
Kalk BayOne of Cape Town's most picturesque corners, this small fishing harbor sees boats sail in daily with their catches (often trailed by hungry seals waiting for tidbits). But recently, the area has also become known for its antique stores, restaurants, and shops—one of the best collections of African curios, materials, and artwork for sale is right here at Artvark. Expect to see everyone from hipsters to surfers to an old couple who have lived here for 50 years. A seaside promenade connects Kalk Bay to the colorful beach cottages of St. James and to Surfers Corner in Muizenberg, another gem of an old-world suburb that is becoming a second Kalk Bay. Don't miss the Villa Labia, a restaurant/art gallery housed in a mansion built by an Italian who wanted to create a little Venice here.