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Pets welcome in Kalk Bay and St James

Pets welcome in Kalk Bay and St James

Residents make pets welcome Lots of residents have dogs in this very pet-friendly area. The dogs love the beaches in St James and Kalk Bay which are 30 minutes drive from Cape Town.  There are lovely walks to enjoy with your dogs in the Table Mountain National Park which is above the houses. The view […]

Kalk Bay to Seal Island

Kalk Bay to Seal Island

It was a perfect sunny winter’s day in Kalk Bay.  We went with Chad in his boat to see Seal Island. It was very exciting to see whales from the ocean on our way to Seal Island. There are hundreds of seals in and out of the water.  Plenty of  food for sharks.   The […]

Dolphins in False Bay

This morning Yvonne and I met in Kalk Bay to cycle towards Cape Point. We managed to cycle off road to avoid the traffic. It was a sunny morning, but with wind. We had only cycled to Glencairn when the wind was so strong that we regretfully decided to return and console ourselves with coffee […]

Baboon visit

Baboon visit

Today Anele, son of Eric with one tooth, visited Eight Bells. I returned at 4.30 pm and was about to enter through the back door when I saw a baboon eating the nuts in the basket that Laura arranged when she departed for Lux. The alarm had gone off and the Mountain Men arrived before […]

Missed Cape Point and first swim day

Yesterday I prepared my road bike for a cycle to Cape Point today. Too bad that, this morning in the dark, I decided that the list of my unattended email was just too long to ignore. So my friends enjoyed a fantastic sunny, wind-free ride. When the emails were nearly finished I walked down the […]

Whales in Kalk Bay, Cape Town

My guest at lunch today, whose family have been in Kalk Bay/St James for 123 years, was so excited to see from our dining table the ALBINO whale and her baby (also albino) in the bay. He said that 50 years ago there was one whale who came every year and they called her Wendy. […]