Photo Miguel Sobreira/age fotostock
One 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 areas has also become known for its antiques stores, restaurants, 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 fifty years. A seaside promenade connects Kalk Bay to the colorful beach cottages of St. James to Surfers Corner, 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.
By Ted Botha
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Kalk Bay, Cape Town, 7990, South Africa