180 Main Road, Kalk Bay,
7975, Cape Town
office: +27 21 7884116
fax: +27 21 7887289
Term time 0800 to 1630
Recess 0900 to 1600
Map to BISA
The Bible Institute is situated on the east-facing slopes of Kalk Bay mountain, just above the False Bay coastline. It is a five-minute walk from Kalk Bay railway station; the railway runs through the Cape peninsula from north to South, linking Cape Town's CBD to Simon's Town.
Kalk Bay is approx 25 km from the Cape Town city centre. The Main Road linking Cape Town to Simonstown is our lower boundary; just below the Main Road the railway line follows the spectacular False Bay coast from Muizenberg to Fish Hoek.
Kalk Bay is a small village with a rich history which has a few shops where most necessities can be purchased. Two kilometers away is the town of Fish Hoek on the False Bay Coast where banks, Fish Hoek High School, health services, False Bay Govt Hospital and a wide variety of shops, including supermarkets and Longbeach Mall, may be found.
False Bay is home not only to the Bible Institute of South Africa but to the Great White Shark, Carcharadon carcharias [see this on youtube on NatGeo's Ocean Channels]
The Kalk Bay Community Church meets in the Bible Institute Chapel, in the college grounds. There are also a number of other good churches nearby, where students may become involved. [Aerial photo courtesy of Colin Sunkel, Cape Town]
"The Bible Institute of South Africa is situated in the fishing village of Kalk Bay.
Kalk Bay is one of Cape Town’s most interesting and colourful seaside suburbs. There’s a pretty harbour utilized by the local fishing community who are hugely protective of their heritage. Their traditional fishing boats cast off before sunrise and are usually back by midday with their catch of snoek, yellowtail, red roman or calamari.
Cape Town’s longest running fish market is right here on the water’s edge and you can buy fresh fish straight off the wooden boats. Large Cape fur seals loll about waiting for tidbits and seagulls circle in the breeze. There are a few lovely seafood restaurants where big waves crash dramatically against the windows during winter storms. If you prefer your fish and chips in paper rather than plated, grab a meal from one of the popular take out joints and munch it on the pier – the views are stunning.
Away from the harbour, quaint cobbled streets and Georgian-style buildings fuse with a quirky jumble of stores. The main street is lined with trendy bistros, cafes, bars and restaurants, and funky clothing, bookstores, art galleries, bric-a-brac, jewellery and antique shops. A number of hillside guesthouses and self-catering homes offer amazing views of the bay and distant Hottentots Holland Mountain range."
Taken from www.safarinow.com by Samantha Black.
Photos: Catherine Terrace