Kalk Bay

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...

Tall Yellow crane against a blue sky

Cranes on Boyes Drive, St James, Cape Town

Cranes on Boyes Drive, St James are an unusual sight A private owner is building a private road down the mountain to give access to 3 plots. Working on a mountainside is always challenging. The project needed a tall and powerful crane to assist the workers. Initially, this worked well because the winter drought meant that was very little rain to create mud. The crane appeared quite stable. (Although the...

Renovated Baileys cottage below the railway line

Sir Abe Bailey's thatch  guest cottage, below the railway, has been renovated. It was designed by Herbert Baker and built in 1909 only 4 years after Sir Abe Bailey's home, Rust en Vrede was completed.  It was thrilling to be on the site to see the waves crashing in front of the cottage.  It must be wonderful to have been a guest in that cottage. It has a modern bathroom!! The guests could not...

Cyclist killed last Wednesday Main Road, St James

Pedal Power Association invited cyclists to meet at 6.45 am this morning at the spot where a commuter cyclist was killed last week.  A White ghost cycle was placed on a polel on the pavement. About 40 cyclists gathered round some with boards  that said CYCLISTS  STAY ALIVE AT 1.5 meter. Sports minister made a short speech. t The traffic was slow so  we reminded the public to be careful...

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. ...

2012 Argus Cycle Tour cycled through St James and Kalk Bay

Kalk Bay and St James residents cheer the cyclists on Boyes Drive while enjoying breakfast parties on the roadside.             41000 + cyclists registered for the race last October.  31000+ started the race.  29000 + finished. It was a wonderful day in Cape Town.  Too much sun and little wind.  No one complains about closed roads on this day!  Early morning I walked down to Olympia Bakery...

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