Cape Town - Kommetjie
The village has retained its rural charm with beach houses dating back to the 1900’s coupled with its relaxing atmosphere surrounded by sea, mountains and nature. As the times have moved on larger houses and developments have risen however the residents are fiercely protective of their little gem and have managed to keep out any major developments.
Kommetjie is neatly placed between Slangkop Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean with its beautiful unspoilt beach stretching roughly 5kms along the coast. Long Beach is a popular surfing spot as is Crayfishing between November and April. Safe for swimming at the tidal pool, the beach is perfect for those summer days.
Accommodation in Kommetjie ranges from self-catering, bed and breakfasts to the more upmarket guest houses. Our accommodation section of the directory provides more information on advertisers in the area.
Things to do and see in Kommetjie
Kommetjie has one of the country’s tallest cast-iron lighthouses named Slangkoppunt which was built in 1919. There is a great walkway from the lighthouse to a natural basin which forms a small harbour. Here birdwatchers will be in their element as this area is perfect for viewing seabirds. Kommetjie features on the Cape Bird Route as well.
There is a small shopping centre at Long Beach Mall en-route to Fishhoek which provides all necessary amenities for holiday makers. Imhoff Farm is famous in Kommetjie – converted farm buildings consisting of a bakery, art and craft shops, tea garden and much more – great for a family day out!
Ideas on activities in Kommetjie:
- Cycling and mountain biking
- Slangkop Lighthouse
- Walking and Hiking
Businesses in Kommetjie
There are a few restaurants in the area serving up some delicious fare. Businesses consist of local entities with the majority based at the mall. The business section offers businesses a chance to list as a free listing.