On the morning of the wedding, Stephen and I went for a drive in the car to find somewhere to have a spot of breakfast. We landed up in the quaint little town of Kalk Bay.
Kalk Bay is a bay side town with a railway line running alongside the water. It is surrounded by mountains on the other side. I think I would be very happy living in a beautiful little town like this.
We chose an amazing little restaurant for breakfast. To get to it, you walk under the railway station and land up right by the tidal pools. I spent a moment just looking at the sea and… well… recharged.
The name of the restaurant was the Brass Bell and apart from the food being absolutely amazing, the setting is idyllic too.
Those are surfers you can just about see in the swell there. I wasn’t fortunate to catch any of them surfing but then there weren’t too many good waves that day either. Stephen had the Kalahari Gold breakfast which was the smoked Springbok and I had a poached egg Not So Hungry breakfast.
I had to take a step into the ocean but the water is absolutely freezing here! The icy waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the warmer waters of the Indian Ocean Ocean officially meet at Cape Agulhas which is further east from Kalk Bay and there is no hint of the warmer waters here!
Many of the buildings in Kalk Bay are of the old Cape Dutch style. The church above was converted into a theatre and I loved how they converted the Artvark art gallery from traditional Cape Dutch into a more modern style.
I would absolutely recommend to everyone now that they take a holiday down to Cape Town one day. There are so many beautiful places to visit but alas, we had so little time. Kalk Bay is an absolute must and it is obvious that I fell in love with the place. Later in the year, I will post the pictures from our visit to the Garden Route (aka our second honeymoon) in 2003. A highly recommended route for tourists is to drive from Cape Town to the Garden Route.
I never though this would happen but as I write these posts about South Africa, I get the first tinges of homesickness in almost two years!