New Years

Shipwrecked New Years Party at Polana

Polana Party

Ahoi good people, time to book for the best NYE Party in the South. "Shipwrecked II The NYE Party" is on. The world will be at Polana Kalk Bay on NYE celebrating the sea. Surprise us with your Sexy Mermaid costume, Pirates, Octopus, Bernacle, Surfer Dude, Popeye the Sailorman, Sea Princess, Capitaine haddock and sea weed. DJ Rene and guest musicians, featuring Buddy Wells on Saxophone will make sure the dance floor is full all night. Book early as tickets are limited. Venue: Polana Kalk Bay Date: 31st December 2012 Time: 19h00 till 4h00 am R150.00 at the door R100.00 Pre-sale Contact: Rene 0825784888 or email   BACK TO THE NEW YEARS PARTY LIST                    

About Cape Town

From Beaches to Bistros: iKapa Delivers!


    Cape Town is one of the most unique cities in South Africa – in terms of its mixed population, mild weather and varied landscape. Because it’s on the very tip of the country (at the meeting place of the Indian and Atlantic oceans), it’s a microcosm of culture, energy and idiosyncrasy that lies in the cool shadow of Table Mountain. Cape Town provides some of Africa’s most exciting all inclusive holidays, partly because the oceans, mountains, fynbos and wine regions are within spitting distance of one another; meaning visitors can safari, swim, taste wine or hike in picturesque settings, and enjoy world-class accommodation and amenities. South Africa’s “Mother City”                  

Art Scene

Your Body Talks and Talks and Talks

Body language

Body Language by Gaetan Schmid Acclaimed performer Gaëtan Schmid world premières his new show, Body Language at the Kalk Bay Theatre Café. After touring nationally and internationally for the last three years with the award-winning RUMPSTEAK, Gaëtan moves from the food that delights us to the human gestures that unite us. In his very own hilarious and informative way, he will entertain audiences with a fascinating subject: the secret language of the human body. Your body talks and talks and talks …and it won’t ever shut up! Anthropologically, sociologically, biologically, psychologically, neurologically but not too seriously, Gaëtan will analyse the provenance and the hidden                  


Author David James Smith talks about the Young Mandela

Young Mandela Book Cover - image courtesy of Kalk Bay Books

17 on Loader guesthouse in Cape Town has been invited to Kalk Bay Books to hear about Nelson Mandela, the man, the myth, the legend. Author David James Smith talks about the Young Mandela - his new book, published by Jonathan Ball Publishers. David James Smith will be in conversation with Donald Paul to discuss the new biography that's got everyone talking. Nelson Mandela is the world’s greatest living icon, universally recognised as a leader who symbolises moral authority. He has been mythologised as a flawless hero of the liberation struggle. But how exactly did his early personal and political life shape the triumphs to come? For the first time, we have evidence of a specific personal motivation for Mandela’s fight                  

Eating Out

“Excuse my French” – Kalk Bay


Browsing around a second hand furniture shop in Kalk Bay recently, we perchance stumbled upon this little gem - "Excuse my French". Situated right on the railway line, and within spitting distance from the "Brass Bell" - with views to die for, we discovered one of Cape Town's best kept secrets. The menu? Great coffee, and real French-style Crepe's made by the affable French proprietor, Yoel. But enough said, this is the sort of spot you have to discover for yourself; to linger under a real old "stoep", covered with "latte", and to drink in that quintessential ambiance that makes Cape Town so unique and wonderful.                  

About Cape Town

Getting around in Cape Town


No transport in Cape Town? Forget what you've heard about public transport being unreliable and dangerous - live like a local and enjoy the convenience and inexpensive public transport in the Mother City.   Cape Town has a relatively extensive train network. The line serving tourists most is the Simon's Town line, which passes through Cape Town's southern suburbs and leads onto the peninsula. As the train reaches Muizenberg, you will be greeted by magnificent views of town's renowned sprawling beach. Next is the picturesque seaside village of Kalk Bay, the beaches and mountains of Fish Hoek and eventually the end of the line, Simon's Town -  home to the South African Navy and the only penguin colony                  


Very vintage


While “vintage” or “retro” should describe quality-controlled, timeless pieces, reminiscent of only the right bits of an earlier era, this abused euphemism has come to allow things like fully grown women in actual school shoes, or middle ages men’s yellowed rugby jerseys - from back when Moses was playing for the Egyptians. In our family “vintage” is an abused euphemism used to imply value where there simply is none. This means that fathers are trying to pawn off badly fitted, high-waist jeans, while grandmothers are insisting you take their “beautiful collection” of old, unmatched, chipped plates. So if, like me, “vintage” or “retro” are words that make                  

About Cape Town

Cures for the crunch and partying penniless (well, nearly)


Cynical conspirators argue that the recession is just another lie from "the man", and in truth, traipsing through Cavendish Center in the middle of a weekday could get you thinking that perhaps they have a point. Having walked straight out of student-ville into an apparent recession, counting out five cent coins for airtime, or returning coke bottles in order to purchase my popcorn staple, is nothing unusual. Still, I admit that extra electricity, food and woolens, worsens winter finances somewhat. I battle with the self-inflicted torture of window-shopping, or the notion that social resuscitation is not a good enough reason to dip into the emergency fund. More to the point, in this economic climate, starving artists are out of                  



Cape Town with its selection of treacherous waves around the Cape Peninsula Under the towering cliffs of the Table Mountain Range, is home to the third stop on the O’neill Cold Water Classic Series. From June 20 until, June 24, the world’s bests surfers, including South African World Tour star Jordy Smith, have venture to the rugged surf spots scattered around the Cape Peninsula to brave the elements. With water temperature around 12 degrees, heavy winter storms generating consistent and potentially huge swells, the threat of Great White Sharks (against which precautions have been taken by the organisation), the O’Neill Cold Water Classic South Africa can rightly claim to be the wildest event in professional surfing. Perfect