Site Name
    Kalk Bay
    Site History

    Emancipated slaves originating from Batavia, Java and Malaysia settled in Kalk Bay. In addition, as early as 1840, a shipwreck at Cape Point led to Filipino (Manillas) sailors settling in Kalk Bay. Furthermore, between 1860 and 1880, refugees from the Spanish repression in the Philippines slowly traveled to the Cape and settled into the Kalk Bay fishing and whaling community. By 1882, 68 Manilla families (Spanish-speaking Roman Catholics) were living in area. These settlers were integral in establishing the St James Parish as well as being expert fishermen.

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      Location notes
      Kalk Bay
      Access details
      Kalk Bay is located approx. 35minutes from Cape Town. It can be accessed via car and public transport. Kalk Bay offers a wide range of restaurants, cafes, shops and art galleries. There are also various types of accommodation available, including excellent bed & breakfasts and guesthouses.
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