Hire a Car & Travel through Kalk Bay
With over thirty years in the industry, Vineyard Car Hire offers discount car rentals in Cape Town using only superior quality, brand new vehicles which you can trust to be reliable and affordable as well. Known for providing outstanding service, the Cape Town car hire company will greet you as soon as you step off the plane and also offers a convenient collection and delivery service all around the peninsula.
Kalk Bay has a very different ambience to anywhere else in Cape Town, with a laid-back, eclectic, arty lifestyle that is incredibly appealing, making you feel instantly relaxed and at ease. Time seems to slow down in this vibrant district, where your senses are overwhelmed by the bright colours around you and the noise of the sea, the fishermen and the happy chatter of locals and visitors alike.
This is the perfect place for a road trip, with much to offer including numerous boutique stores and restaurants. Drive over Boyes Drive enjoying magnificent vistas of False Bay beach and look out for whales surfacing in the waves. When you arrive in Kalk Bay make sure you have put aside enough time to explore everything on offer.
Stroll down the street and take in the noise, smells and colours around you. Stop at some of the antique shops and rustle up hidden treasures from ancient sewing machines and old-fashioned cameras to delicate porcelain china and tiny pottery animal figurines. From the enticing antique stores wander to the superb second-hand book shops where the smell of old books welcomes you in and the promise of knowledge and secrets lies on every shelf – from a history of South Africa to sultry romance novels.
Elegant boutiques like Mythology and India Jane offer gorgeous, one-of-a-kind clothes with whimsical dresses and beautifully constructed blouses lined up in irresistible rows. Embrace your free hippie, tree-hugging self at Gypsy where long flowing skirts, dresses, shiny bangles, henna and sparkles are the order of the day. Next door, gaze in wonder at the remarkable, unique jewellery designs or skip over the road to look at more antiques and bric-a-brac items.
If you’re feeling peckish then pop into Olympia Café and indulge in the tastiest pastries in town. The café is always buzzing with a simple, rustic charm and glass windows looking out to the sea. The chocolate brownies and croissants are honestly to die for, as is the special artisan bread. Tribeca offers scrumptious home-made bread and tasty breakfasts while you can sit on the Brass Bell’s deck and listen to the waves crashing up against the windows while tucking into mouth-watering pizzas. For incredible ice-cream head to the Ice Café and try some of their more exotic flavours including the divine cinnamon concoction.
Kalky’s is world-renowned and serves amazing fish and chips, Cape Town style, at the bustling Kalk Bay Harbour. Across the road, Lucky Fish gives Kalky’s a run for its money with generous portions of golden battered hake with chips. You can walk to the lighthouse and admire all the brightly coloured boats bobbing in the harbour and look out for the resident seal which sits on the steps next to where the fisherman sell their fresh fish, waiting for offcuts.
Kalk Bay is a wonderful little place, which is the perfect destination for a road trip and a day of fun in the sun with family and friends. Vineyard Car Hire is a superior Cape Town car hire company, easily accessible in Kenilworth. The car rental service offers great value for money with affordable, top-quality vehicles and excellent service. For some fun in the entire Mother City, see our selection of cool things to do in Cape Town.