Kalk Bay Harbour
Kalk Bay Harbour
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Andrew v
Cape Town, South Africa35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Great views. One of the view places in cape town where you can buy fresh fish. There are also a few eateries in the harbour ground where freshly fried fish is served.
Written 11 March 2024
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Tamarin14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Super cool. Fishing boats, seals, fresh fish on sale, good restaurants. Impressive waves when the weather is playing along.
Written 4 November 2023
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Dawn C
Johannesburg, South Africa91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Kalkbay Harbour has boats anchored, boats going out and boats coming in with Fresh Catch of the Day!!
Has a lot of seals lying around the harbour, so much fun to walk there, many Fishmongers sitting selling their fresh cleaned fish!
Beautiful atmosphere, mountains, fisher people very jolly, different types of restuarants. On the harbour wall there is a lot of locals catching fish over the wall.
Written 7 January 2023
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Michael Arendse
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
Install and service public litter bins on the harbour walls, especially the northern one with the dolosse. Garbage and litter brought by some visitors and casual fishermen, are either left on the wall, discarded between the dolosse, or end up in the water.
Written 6 November 2022
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Candice
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Great seeing the fishing boats. The seals are funny. I went to the harbor just after 18:00 and I watched a fisherman clean his catch while surrounded by four seals, they reminded me of why dogs beg for treats. When he was done he walked to the edge of the harbor and threw the "treats " into the sea. What followed was a trail of seals diving into the water. It was really cool to see.
Written 3 May 2022
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Megan L
Kfar Saba, Israel11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We bought fresh fish and had someone fillet it for us for a minimal extra cost. I love walking along the quay and seeing the fishing boats coming in and out.
Written 26 April 2022
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Gerard N
Saint Julian's, Malta1,618 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Kalk Bay is one of South Africa's oldest towns. It represents a working (fishing) harbour. Full of locals it offers a range of treats for all the senses. It's colorful fisher folk who have lived there generation after generation make the venue particularly. Originally stranded fisher folk from the Philippine islands - now diluted with doses of "Boer and Brit" DNA this community is unique on earth.

We want to showcase a particular restaurant which overlooks the harbour. Situated on the left hand side of Boyes Drive just after the turn (there is abundant safe parking) is JJ's Curry house and takeaways.

There you will find delicious curry-style cuisine made by a real Durban Indian chef.

It's great food there and the place is unlicensed. Thus it makes for an inexpensive outing. The food is authentic and delicious. Try their samosas which are home made. Among the best and only R 6 each. It is one of a very few eateries that sells Bunny Chow! A unique SA curry delicacy and street food combo.

If you forget to bring booze there is a Bottle Shop within a short walk away.

Enjoy yourselves at this unique Authentic Indian Restaurant - set in the heart of a fishing village ...
Written 7 May 2021
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Kristie Sera
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Great Food. Beautiful place but the best we're the amazing staff, especially lovely Janine. Thank you for your loving care!
Written 26 April 2021
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Matvl
4,450 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
The harbour is great. Full of life and personality - and ever changing depending on the time of day from buzz from fresh fish sellers to squid catchers in the evening. Always a treat to wander along the pier. And the seals are a hoot.
Written 13 February 2021
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Anne M
Simon's Town, South Africa147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Friends
I have been visiting Kalk Bay Harbour for many years. It's a working harbour - so they keep it real with seagulls and fish smells! The walk along the pier (in good weather only!) and the many eating options make this a great place to visit. You Cann also purchase lovely fresh fish straight off the boats!
Written 6 November 2020
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