Kalk Bay is a quaint and picturesque village situated on the East coast just south of Cape Town. The village has fantastic views with Whales coming in close during the whaling season. The village consists of antique shops, book shops, great restaurants, bakeries and a working fishing harbour.

It is a favourite spot for weekend visitors, stopping off for a coffee and baked delicacies at the Olympia Cafe, an hour or two spent going through the antique shops or just browsing in the book shop. Of course not to mention the fishing harbour where you can buy fresh fish right on the wharf, snoek, red roman, kabeljou. The seals alongside the boats do tricks as they plead for small fish or offcuts.

The train to Cape Town runs right along the coast here and is a favourite breakfast run. The restaurant The Brass Bell is sitated right on the station overlooking the sea.

The whole atmosphere is very laid back and relaxed but it also houses some of the finest restaurants that can be found in Cape Town. It is one of my favourite places that I return to again and again.