Animals

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 includes False Bay and there is a variety of Fynbos to admire. Do you need a Beware of the Dog sign? I...

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 island rock has no beach so the baby seals often cannot get out of the water. The adults catch a wave and arrive safely on the rocks. ...

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 at the Olympia Cafe. The wind was behind us, so it was easy cycling back. At Clovelly we stopped to admire the...

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 I could ring them. He entered through the window which is always open for the Webcam. He did not like the spicy...

Cape Point Cycle ride on Sunday

After a week of stormy weather, Midwinter 22 June was a sunny morning. We loaded the bikes and drove to Simons Town to meet a friend for breakfast at the False Bay Yacht Club. After a delicious breakfast, the sun was still shining and there was no wind so we drove for 20 minutes, along the coast to the Cape Point info centre. We unloaded the bikes and cycled down to the sea in False Bay. We...

MG Car Club Cape Centres Gathering Oudtshoorn

The Cape Town MG Car Club organises delightful trips to scenic regions of the Cape. In October 2007 the destination was Oudtshoorn. We took the N1 over the mountains to Worcester and turned off to Montague. The R62 from Montague is a quiet back road to Oudtshoorn. The Klein Karoo scenery is different from the busy N2 along the coast. We arrived at Calitzdorp later than the other cars because we...

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 hill to the Kalk Bay village for a coffee. I walked back along the rocks and beach below the railway line. I...

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. Now we have so many whale visitors we no longer count them. However, we have never seen an albino whale...

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