Almondbury Cottage - contemporary modern living in Zwaanswyk, Cape Town
Whales abound on the False Bay coastline – every year between June and November,
southern right whales migrate to the Western Cape waters to calve and nurse their
newborns, while humpback whales journey through the region between May and December.
Thousands of local and international visitors flock to False Bay to experience these
amazing whale-watching opportunities, where the creatures are often seen metres from
It’s hard to believe that retro Kalk Bay is actually part of Cape Town. The pace
differs – interesting people stroll along the wharf and browse the quirky shops,
relaxed citizens sip on superb Cape Wines and cold beers while surfers ride the breakers
and in season Southern Right Whales grace the shoreline. The mood of Kalk Bay differs
from Cape Town – there is a holiday atmosphere and fishermen ply the waters constantly
whatever the time of day or season. This fishing village, with a natural harbour
is a buzz with local fisherman, bohemian shopping, antiques, crafts and superb restaurants.
You’ll have to ask the locals politely for their favourite place to eat as there
are some closely guarded secrets in Kalk Bay. Look out for the traditional fishing
vessels returning with catch of the day and join the “fish auction” for your own
fish BBQ “ Hottentot, kabeljou, Red Roman”. Kalk Bay is one of Cape Town’s trendiest
seaside villages and reflects a cosmopolitan heritage and a long fishing history.
There is a bohemian arty vibe, a growing nightlife, with great theatre and the art,
architecture and cuisine are much sought after.