[WATCH] What makes Kalk Bay one of the world's coolest hoods? Here's the lowdown

Kalk Bay has been catapulted into the spotlight for its cool status.

The small suburb in Cape Town has been ranked as one of the “coolest neighbourhoods” in the world by Forbes Magazine.

Read: Forbes ranks Kalk Bay one of the 12 coolest suburbs in the world

Jo Adams, manager at Kalk Bay Business Association, says this is because there's something for everyone in Kalk Bay.

She says there has been a resurgence of small shops and businesses in the area since almost a decade of roadworks finally came to an end.

From the beaches and restaurants to the antique shops and tidal pools, Adams explains exactly what makes Kalk Bay so cool.

We're quirky, we're laid back and we're interesting.

Jo Adams, manager at Kalk Bay Business Association

There's a strong sense of community in Kalk Bay.

Jo Adams, manager at Kalk Bay Business Association

Kalk Bay still has a treasure trove of amazing little things for everyone.

Jo Adams, manager at Kalk Bay Business Association

Kalk Bay is very much open for business.

Jo Adams, manager at Kalk Bay Business Association

Johannesburg’s Maboneng also made the list since transforming into a lively urban hub of restaurants and art spaces.

South Africa is the only country to have two of its neighbuorhoods included in the list of 12 among the world.

MEC for Economic Opportunities Alan Winde has also welcomed the accolade in statement.

Take a listen to what makes Kalk Bay a gem:


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