- Jacobs ladder Walk or climb!
Jacob’s Ladder (The Steps) in Kalk Bay, leads all the way from Main Road to Boyes Drive. The views from the top are lovely and you get a chance to explore this quaint town.
This 141-step stairway up the mountain was hewn from local granite and most of it constructed in the 1890s. It was used to whale-spot. Across the road from the start, was a whaling station.
The six houses lining it, all face downhill and date from around the early 20th century.
On the other side, through a sandy subway, is Danger Beach. It’s hard to believe that this pretty, secluded, secret enclave was once the final resting place for whales. Until whaling was banned in the mid -1800s, this area stank in summer.
Today, the attractive little Danger Beach Park with its display of coastal fynbos is an unexpectedly scenic spot. It is a great beach for a stroll. Danger refers to the strong rip tides, so for youngsters, use the little tidal pool at the edge of the beach. For good swimmers and surfers, it is wonderful.
2. Jager’s Walk (The Catwalk)
A lovely walkway along the boulders at the waters edge on the western side of Fish Hoek beach.
Completed in 1933, this walker, jogger and wheelchair friendly promenade is a leisurely scenic stroll. It is named after Fish Hoek’s first mayor, Herman Scott Jager.
To walk from the Fish Hoek Beach entrance and back is just 0.45 km (0.8 mile). There are plenty of seats, many brightly coloured, to sit and admire the views, Hobie Cats and whales in season.
The walkway is good when the South Easterly wind is blowing as it is fairly well protected.
Start at the Frolic statue at the entrance to the main Fish Hoek Beach, cross the narrow gauge railway line and turn right on the beach and follow the walk way.
Along the way you will pass Skellie’s Pool with short steps to it. The little natural rock pool was so named as the eroding boulders have skeleton like shapes on them.
The views are stunning over False Bay towards the mountains!
3. Historic Walk: Kalk Bay to Muizenberg
See : www.thesaunter.co.za/listing/historic-walk-kalk-bay-to-muizenberg/