Life’s a funny thing. Taking the train to Kalkbay is one of my favourite things to do in Cape Town. After visiting the Brass Bell recently, I took such a beautiful video out of the train window and decided to post it today (Monday) to help cheer Cape Town up from the winter slump. At the same time, Cape Town godfather bloggers My City By Night posted an awesome event about exactly that – taking the train to Kalkbay! Murphy’s Law.
Shortly afterwards, the event client approached me about posting the event as well. I declined out of respect of the MCBN crew because I did see the post first on their site, however, it’s such a cool party and I believe in the cause so much that I hope they won’t hate me too much for sharing it too.
I personally believe the more people there are in the streets, the safer our country will be. As a women, I wouldn’t take a train at night but August sees many brands celebrate Women’s Month so I think we should all jump on board! So with respect to the My City By Night crew, I’m sharing this event out of principle, not out of pure blogger I-can’t-find-any-topics-of-my-own loser-ness! This party looks awesome and I’m dead keen on jumping on board!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 25TH 2012
3:30pm – Meet at CPT Metrorail / Tourism Kiosk.
There will be parking and car security available at Cape Town station.
4:00pm – Train Departs (conducted by Lady M)
PLEASE NOTE: The train does NOT stop along the way so you will not be able to jump on/off at any other point other than CPT station and Kalkbay. There will be security on board and the train is for guests ONLY. NO regular commuters will be allowed on board.
6 Packs of beer and cider are for sale on the train in both directions.
5:00pm – Arrive Kalk Bay Station —> Walk to restaurant
Bar menu is available, chilli poppers, ribs, calamari, livers, fish, burgers, nachos. Tables are available to be booked on 021 788 1566
5:30pm – Julz Sanchez
Happy Hour 5 – 7pm, half price cocktails.
7:00pm – Ian Skene (House/Techno)
8:30pm – Rob Taylor (
All night specials, dbl rum & coke = R25, dbl vodka & Redbull R28.
10:00pm – One Track Mike (Techno, House, Break-beat)
11:30pm – Walk to Kalk Bay Station
Midnight – Train Departs (conducted by Clint Dodgen)
01:00am – Arrive back at Cape Town station.
The weather SHOULD be better by then so drinking the night away at the sea, no drinking and driving, just good fun sounds like the perfect way to celebrate women’s month! R120 per ticket from Chukkachurri, II Leone Restaurant or call Mike on 082 292 0744.
And if that doesn’t sound good enough to you, how can you say no to this view? train party is not to be missed! What a view…