Kalk Bay and St James Village

The strip of land between the Ocean and Table Mountain National Park is a very special place to live. There is a wonderful atmosphere in the village of Kalk Bay where we have quaint, good quality shops and restaurants.

There are lots of young families with children. The children love to meet at the beaches, pools, and Lever Street park. There are rock pools with little beaches all the way round the South Peninsula. Parents learn to ride the waves at Surfers Corner in Muizenberg and a few years later the young children join them. Danger Beach in St James is a popular surfing beach.

Most of the village is sheltered from the dominant South East wind in the summer. We have the lowest rainfall on the Cape Peninsula.

Two golf clubs are within 10 minutes drive. The Constantia Wine route is 15 minutes drive into Constantia. The train ride to Cape Town is 55 minutes. The drive to Simonstown is 20 minutes. Drive to the city in 30 minutes out of rush hour. Take the train to the Soccer World Cup Stadiums in Newlands and Green Point.

Read more about the fun you can have on the Arts and Adventure page or on Delene’s Living It Upblog.

Local Government

City Council of Cape Town
Sub-Council 19 [South Peninsula]
Manager: Desiree Mentor

  • Ward 61 Councillor Simon Liell-Cock
    Ocean View, Misty Cliffs, Scarborough, Smitswinkelbaai, Simon’s Town, Castle Rock, Kommetjie, Glencairn (including Cairnside, Dido Valley Welcome Glen and Woodlands)
  • Ward 64 Councillor Aimee Kuhl
    Clovelly, Muizenberg, St. James, Kalk Bay, False Bay Coastal Park (Coastal Park Landfill Site), Glencairn (Glencairn Heights and Glen Ridge), Lakeside (South-east of Boyes Drive), Fish Hoek (South of Silvermine Stream)
  • Ward 69 Councillor Felicity Purchase
    Noordhoek, Sunnydale, Sunvalley, Fish Hoek, Capri, Kommetjie (Imhoff’s Gift and Heron Park)



Focus issues:– Developments around Kalk Bay/St James
– Local Government initiatives
– Transport
– Security
– Conservation
Information:Committee Members

Kalk Bay St. James Special Rating Area NPC

The KBSJ SRA is an urban management programme in partnership with the City of Cape Town.
Property owners are eligible to be members/shareholders.
Manager: Gail Daniels 079 609 1172


Helpline:0860 010 3089


City of Cape TownLife or property endangered by fire, accidents, natural disasters107 or 112 (from mobile, free)
Foot PatrollersLake Security021 785 3538
Mountain MenControl Room0861 070 000
PoliceMuizenberg021 787 9000
PoliceFish Hoek021 784 2700
Law Enforcement021 784 2033
FireFish Hoek021 782 9082
FireLakeside021 788 1843
Emergency Control CentreAny emergency021 782 0333
Table Mountain National ParksAnything on the mountain0861 106 417
Sea FisheriesPoaching, etc. – Inspector Thela073 511 6374
 Sea BorderlineWhales, dolphins, seals, birds in distress021 786 8920


Star of the Sea Convent primary is on Main road, St James.
Bay Primary School is in Clairvaux road, Kalk Bay.
Reddam House is 10 minutes’ drive from Kalk Bay.

Local Services

Kalk Bay Interactive Internet Services
Peninsula Tradesmen Directory
Babrius — Fax & Copy Services 021 788 7069
Blue Bottle Store, Kalk Bay — 021 788 1062
Hennies Supermarket, Kalk Bay — 021 788 7760
Lakeside Pharmacy — 021 788 6300
Haydn, Elmes and Elmes Legal Services/Conveyancing (local resident) — 021 461 1227


Babrius Airport Transfers & Taxi+27 21 788 7069
Cape Town Airport – Flight Info+27 21 937 1200
MetroRail Train Times+27 800 65 64 63


St James Beach0 km
St James Station0 km
Muizenberg Beach0.5 km
Kalk Bay Village and Harbour2 km
Constantia Wine Route3-6 km
West Lake, Steenberg, Clovelly Golf Courses2-5 km
Boulders Beach Penguins15 km
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens15 km
Kenilworth Race Course16 km
Newlands Cricket and Rugby Stadium20 km
Cape Town International Airport25 km
Cape Point25 km
Table Mountain26 km
Victoria and Alfred Waterfront27 km
Camps Bay and Clifton Beach28 km
Paarl, Franschoek, Stellenbosch35-45 km

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