Kommetjie, the Dutch word for ‘little bowl’, is named after the natural tidal pool that this laid-back seaside village is built around. A magical blend of mountains, sea and indigenous fauna and flora, Kommetjie is the perfect place to relax and unwind. It is situated on the Atlantic seaboard, 40 km from Cape Town.
Famed for its world-class surfing spots and crayfish-rich waters, Kommetjie is situated at the heart of what locals affectionately call the Deep South of Cape Town. It thus provides easy access to the neighbouring seaside towns of Scarborough, Noordhoek and Simon’s Town as well as Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Visitors can enjoy wonderful scenic drives and hiking trails as they explore this wild and unspoilt part of the peninsula. Kommetjie is also home to the historic Slangkop Lighthouse, the tallest cast iron lighthouse on the South African coast, standing 33 metres tall. The Kakapo Shipwreck, one of the many wrecks that litter the coast of the Cape of Storms, is on nearby Long Beach that adjoins Kommetjie’s main beach. This is one of Cape Town’s most striking beaches, a total of 8km of powdery white sand and a great spot for horse-riding. In keeping with the quiet, holiday feel of the town, Kommetjie does not have a busy commercial centre but does offer a few small stores and restaurants for purposes of convenience.
sleeps 2 to 10