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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

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