Another win for the Mother City, Cape Town’s much-loved neighbourhood, Kalk Bay, has been named the world’s coolest neighbourhood in an article published by Forbes.

A favourite destination among locals and tourists alike, Kalk Bay’s gorgeous seaside location, complete with quaint boutique stores, trendy cafes and awesome restaurants, make it a must-see destination for travellers visiting Cape Town.

Boasting picturesque views, scrumptious cuisine, a relaxed vibe and cobblestoned secret side streets that lead to hidden gems and secret stores, it’s not a wonder that this former seaside village made the top ten, and even better, ranked as the top spot.

As well as Kalk Bay, Johannesburg’s Maboneng district also made the list as one of the world’s top coolest neighbourhoods. Ranking at number 8, Maboneng beat leading neighbourhoods Manhattan in New York and Soho in London.


The full list of The 12 Coolest Neighborhoods Around the World as ranked by Forbes are:

  1. Barcelona, Saints
  2. Washington DC, Navy Yard
  3. Amsterdam, Amsterdam Noord
  4. Cartagena, Getsemani
  5. Johannesburg, Maboneng
  6. Tbilisi, Plekhanov
  7. Panama City, Casco Viejo
  8. Saigon, District 5
  9. Athens, Keramikos
  10. Seoul, Seongsu-dong
  11. Chicago, Pilsen
  12. Cape Town, Kalk Bay


Make sure you visit the coolest neighbourhood in the world during your Southern Africa vacation. Kalk Bay is included as a destination in the 14-Day Southern Africa Adventure Tour, the 10-Day South Africa Highlights Tour and the 5-Day Cape Town City and Cape Winelands Tour.


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