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Kommetjie, Atlantic Seaboard

Long Beach, Kommetjie

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Kommetjie is essentially a seaside village with beach houses that date back to the 1900s when plots sold for as little as £5. Today they’ve been joined by larger and more contemporary homes as Capetonians treat the village as a commuter suburb, choosing to drive the 35 km in and out of the city in exchange for the lifestyle.

Kommetjie has managed to retain much of its rural appeal and residents here still regard themselves as living outside of Cape Town and away from it all.

Nestling between Slangkop Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean, in one of the most beautiful and unspoilt settings in Cape Town, Kommetjie’s Long Beach is over 5 km of white sand with waves popular with the surfing fraternity and a reputation for crayfishing, between November and April, bar none. The Kommetjie beach also has a protected tidal pool perfect for toddlers and the beach is peaceful, even during peak season.

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Kommetjie is home to the country’s tallest cast-iron lighthouse, Slangkoppunt Lighthouse, built in 1919. A walkway takes one from the lighthouse to the ‘kom’ or basin, after which Kommetjie is named. This natural basin forms a little harbour perfect for small boats, and is one of the best sites on land from which to view seabirds - Kommetjie features no less than three times in the Cape Bird Route.

Kommetjie is self-sufficient but there is a shopping centre at Long Beach Mall, not even five kilometres away, en route to Fish Hoek along Kommetjie Road, which passes Imhoff Farm along the way - with its converted farm buildings providing a bakery, tea garden, craft shops, art studios and cheese dairy. There are also camel and horse rides for children. Head off along Kommetjie Road in the other direction and you’ll reach Scarborough.

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average visitor rating: 4/5"I haven't been to Kommetjie in years, but I went to the Fishermans Restaurant recently to watch a friends band and it was a lot of fun! A great place to meet ..." - Tania, Cape Town

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Cape Point Wine Route

It was only in 1998 that the new Cape Point Wine District was declared and the Cape Point Vineyards are still relatively new on the tourist itinerary. They were established in 1996 with the first vines on the Noordhoek wine estate, overlooking Noordhoek beach and the first Sauvignon Blanc vines were ... more information

Chapmans Peak Drive

Chapman’s Peak stands imposingly at the heart of Chapman’s Peak Drive, connecting Hout Bay with Noordhoek along one of the most dramatic marine routes in the world that hugs the coast of the Atlantic for nine kilometres. Chapman’s Peak Drive climbs steadily from the harbour of Hout Bay, skirting 114 curves of ... more information

Long Beach Mall

An outing to one of the most beautiful areas in the Cape would not be complete without a visit to the Longbeach Mall. Take a trip out this way and discover a new world of shopping and entertainment, set in one of the most picturesque areas of the Cape. Longbeach Mall has a large Supermarket ... more information

World of Birds

The World of Birds is the largest bird park in Africa and one of the few large bird parks in the World. Over 3 000 birds (and small animals) of 400 different species are uniquely presented in more than 100 spacious landscaped walk through aviaries, allowing you the most intimate closeness with nature. more information

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Hoerikwaggo Hike

Where: Cape Town
How much (per person): Price on request

Start: Cape Town Finish: Cape Point Duration: 87.9 km, 5 days Fitness: difficult Our tip: you can op ... more information

Thomas T Tucker shipwreck hike

Where: Cape Point
How much (per person): Free

Start: Olifantsbos, Cape Point Nature Reserve Finish: Olifantsbos Duration: 3 km, 2 – 4 hours Fitness: moder ... more information

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