12 Laid-back places locals love in Kalk Bay

2015-10-14 16:00 - Louzel Lombard
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Cape Town - Kalk Bay is one of the most-loved day visit spots for Capetonians. 

The laid-back vibe and easy accessibility to this fishermen's village means the perfect breakaway from the city. 

What makes Kalk Bay an even more amazing day trip, is the fact that you don't need a car to get there. Metrorail trains head out of Cape Town and stops right at the local hot spot Brass Bell. 

Check-out the metro schedule here. It is important to note that trains usually run on a reduced schedule over the weekends, and can sometimes be delayed.

Head out with an open mind and enjoy the scenic ride without looking at your watch. 

Home-grown musician Arno Carstens took us on a visual guided tour of his 'hoods'... this is what he suggests you do on your day out in Kalkies: 

1. Walk on the beach 

2. Surf

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3. Grab a bite at Bob's Bagels

4. Go to the Park 

5. Head to the Harbour to buy fresh fish 

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6. Quagga Books
7. Kalk Bay Modern
8. Kalky's

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9. CD Vault
10. Cape to Cuba
11. Cafe Olympia Bakery & Deli
12. Ice Cafe

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Check out Arno's visual guide here: 

Arno's local guide forms part of the Love Cape Town Neighbourhood Series, launched by Cape Town Tourism. The series showcases three CT suburbs in an intimate and revealing way. 

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