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City Kommetjie

Kommetjie is located on the west coast of the Cape Peninsula. From Cape Town you go via the beautiful Chapman's Peak and the village of Noordhoek southward. Located in a rocky cove you can understand where its name comes from. There is some evidence that this 'bowl' would be used in prehistoric times as a fish trap.

Kommetjie is now known for its beautiful surf beaches and lobster (kreef) fisheries. Fans of lighthouses can visit "the Slangkop" here. A lighthouse from 1919, 33 meters high, towering above the rocks and the dark sea, which has the gigantic long seaweed. This small peaceful village is an ideal place to come to relax by the sea, and with powerful waves you will never get bored. You should not just have a quick drive through, but just a few days linger here's our advice. For families with small children Kommetjie has a safe tidal bath in the ocean.

The flora and fauna of Kommetjie is versatile and especially the Milkwood trees have retained its value and are also a great attraction for birds, mice and baboons. The protected tree with edible fruits and flowers for these animals, also gives milky latex that is invaluable in the traditional medications. Additionally the Kommetjie area also includes the unique Fynbos and it is here where you can see most species of Fynbos growing on a square meter.

In Kommetjie you can go to the 8 km long beach for surfing, kite surfing, and beach walking or riding along the surf. After about 3 km you will come across the wreck of the SS Kakapa, which ran aground here in 1900. It is also a good place to go bird watching; bird lovers should also visit the nearby Noordhoek Valley where you can spot 150 birds and if you want to widen your gaze you can climb the lighthouse for a spectacular view! You can contact Masiphumulele, a Xhosa-speaking population group, to do a walk and township tour. The information you will get here will reveal a lot about the time of apartheid in South Africa. And there are totally different walks you can book to see the troops of baboons.

The children can visit the Imhoff Farm, where besides riding on camels there are plenty of other things to do. It's also nice cuddle with the animals from Higgledy Piggledy Farm, or stopping here for a delicious tea or coffee with a real African snack. Lunch is especially "fresher than fresh" if you are here to taste some of the handmade cheeses. The Cape Point Route is also a great attraction for cyclists and mountain bikers. This coastal route is adventurous and has beautiful views. The imposing nine-kilometre Chapman's Peak with its 114 curves is one of the world's finest driving routes. It has breath-taking views and plenty of picnic areas where you can enjoy the quiet of this beauty.

Kommetjie has everything available you need but the Long Beach mall is around the corner if you prefer to make more luxurious purchases.

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