22 June 2021

Published by Lynn Cupido 

Cape Town Street named one of the coolest streets in the world.

There is no question that we live in the coolest city on Earth. Well, this is according to Capetonians, but it seems a list by international magazine Time Out may be on our side.

Kalk Bay

Picture: Time Out

In a ranking of the 30 coolest streets in the world, Cape Town comes in at a reasonable 22nd place, right behind Melville’s famous 7th Street, which took the 12th spot. Now, you would be forgiven for thinking that Cape Town’s bustling Long or Bree Street would have made the list, but you’d be dead wrong.

The sleepy seaside suburb of Kalk Bay was, in fact, the victor. The Main Road in Kalk Bay is described as “just magical” with gorgeous and historic sea-facing homes, tidal pools and restaurants “to keep you happy for days,” states Time Out.

The competition was tough, with Melbourne’s funky Smith Street taking the top spot and Barcelona’s Passeig de Sant Joan coming in second.

Here is to, hopefully, climbing the rankings and taking the top spot one day!