Trading Post – Kalk Bay Cape Town

Entrance of the famous Kalk Bay Trading Post.
Trading Post – Kalk Bay Cape Town

If you can disappear for one day, live close to Cape Town or just want a relaxing afternoon, there is no better place to take a drive to than Kalk Bay.¬† This little town is easily accessible from Cape Town and is famous for its rich historic past, with perfect photographic views and of course, it’s great little Harbour.
The Trading Post was established 11 years ago and transformed out of the old railway station. The friendly staff assist you with silver ware, army uniform, treasures of coin and many more. The trading hours are from 09:00 to 17:00 on a daily base.


Kalk Bay (Afrikaans: Kalkbaai) is a fishing village on the coast of False Bay, South Africa and is now a suburb of greater Cape Town. It lies in a beautiful setting, wedged between the ocean and sharply rising mountainous heights that are buttressed by crags of greysand. A literal translation from the Dutch/Afrikaans name “Kalkbaai” is “Lime Bay”.

The¬†railway from the central business district of Cape Town to Simons Town passes through Kalk Bay and in some places the line is only meters from the water’s edge.

Kalk Bay is also home to the famous surf spot named “Kalk Bay Reef”. This is renowned for heavy barrels and the associated shallow reef. It best surfed on a big south-easterly swell or north west wind. In smaller swells, low tide makes for better barrels.

Trading Post – Kalk Bay Cape Town

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