Kalk Bay might not have the beach and surf culture of Muizenberg but it does have a couple of delightful swim spots. Dalebrook tidal pool plays host to a group of early-rising locals who gather here daily in dressing gowns with steaming mugs of tea. Historic Dalebrook Place, a 1920s apartment block, is directly opposite. The apartment makes the most of the sea view with slide-and-fold doors – once open, you feel as if you’re living on a large deck, with the smell of the ocean wafting in (and yes, the sound of trains rumbling past and traffic noise, though it usually dies down by sunset). The apartment is also surprisingly capacious – three bedrooms sharing two bathrooms – and furnished with real flair. ROOM TIP The main bedroom at the back is the one to bag. The others are fairly small, so it’s good for a family but not for a group of friends who don’t like pulling straws. COST From R2 500 (sleeps six). Minimum two-night stay.
Thetrafficon Kalk Bay’s main road is bumper-to-bumper in season and on weekends