Kalk Bay


We came back to the Kalk bay/Simon’s town area on Monday to have another crack at the Olympia cafe, which was fuller than a minibus, and to fetch Sarah’s cell phone from the kind gent that found it under our table at “Skebangers” in Noordhoek. Who says there is no […]

Kalk Bay and Cape to Cuba restaurant.





It’s true. There I was, treating Trevor Manuel to lunch, at the Olympia Cafe in Kalk Bay, Cape Town’s best restaurant. He had the Thai fish cakes (pronouncing them to be “lovely”), while his companion Maria Ramos, who is head of the South African parastatal Transnet, ate the geelbek – […]

Your Correspondent Takes South Africa’s Finance Minister to Lunch


If ever there was a reason to take the long route, Boyes Drive is it. The road cuts a path on the mountainside above the towns of Muizenberg, St. James and Kalk Bay, affording spectacular views of False Bay, and providing trailheads for treks up into the Silvermine Nature Reserve. […]

When Heading to Cape Point, Take the Scenic Route






Spotted! A haul of yellowtail! (Seriola lalandi) Where? Kalk Bay Harbour, Kalk Bay | Map Loving SA yet? No! Why not? Because we were caught by the local fisherman, obviously! Yellowtail Highlight so far? Swimming freely off Cape Point, eating every smaller fish in sight. Sore points? Ending up in […]

Piscine view: A Haul of Yellowtail!