The beachy suburb of Kommetjie enjoys incredible views of Table Mountain, Chapman’s Peak, the Sentinel and Hout Bay across the ocean. Swimming can be a challenge in the chilly water and dumping waves but the views, beach walks and sunsets more than make up for it. You can walk for miles along the beach from Kommetjie to Noordhoek. Along the way you'll encounter the rusty shipwreck of the Kakapo.

Kommetjie is a surfers' paradise and has some well-known, popular surfing spots that work best with a southeasterly wind. The most frequented are at Long Beach, offering a consistent left and right reef break that is can become crowded.

Amped surfers and body boarders tuck into ‘Krans’, a gnarly hollow beach break that often dishes up a few barrels. Serious big wave surfers paddle out or boat to ride giant waves at the impressive reef break, ‘Sunset’.

On Kommetjie's southwestern side, the elegant Slangkop Lighthouse presides over the rocky coastline. Reef breaks here are ‘The Komm’, 'Boiler' and ‘The Ledge’, haunt of experienced and silver surfers. The far more mellow 'Inner Komm' attracts longboarders and kids.

Holidaying in Kommetjie is a pleasure – you won’t need to travel out of the village for supplies. There’s a post shop and Internet Cafe, pharmacy, deli, petrol station, pubs, surf shop and a number of restaurants.

Kommetjie Fun Rating

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4.5 out of 5 stars!

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Lovely holiday destination
Kommetjie is a lovely area, everything is within walking distance. The people are really friendly and the view is amazing. Espresso.kom is a quaint cafe which is great for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as having great value for money. Most importantly, the walking trails and great beach atmosphere make this a great holiday destination.
Lee-Ann Davis-Syster
South Africa

Ideal location
We love Kommetjie, and have had four holidays there. It's a friendly welcoming village with a real community feel to it. The centre of the village has a good selection of small shops, including an excellent post office with Internet access, and a small convenience store. There are two pubs and a couple of cafes. But of course the main draw is the fabulous long beach enjoyed by both surfers and families.
Angela Ogilvie
South Africa

Moody poetic Kommetjie
Kommetjie engages the senses in a way that is not for the feint-hearted. The Atlantic ocean is often wild and furious, the winds rattle and roll, the clouds are low and grey and the kelp gives off its distinctively pungent odour that make sensitive noses twitch. It is probably not for those wanting an iodine beachy experience. What it does have that makes me return time and again however is a romantic, moody and completely beguiling poetry watched over by the ever swirling light house. One of my absolutely favourite SA coastal spots.
Estelle Cooper
South Africa

Truly South African with a sophisticated overlay
We loved staying in Kommetjie in the Seascape flat. It was brilliant to walk straight on to the beach from there. Kommetjie is also centrally situated to explore the Indian ocean side of Capte Town. The drive along the coastal road to Simons Town, etc, is glorious - breathtaking views across False Bay with lots of interesting places to visit and excellent restaurants where one is spoiled for choice. Do not miss out doing breakfast at Olympia?! Cafe, right on the harbour in Kalk Bay. Cape Town side of Kommetjie is Noordhoek with, among other attractions, a REAL farm village and Cape Town is...
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Suzanne de Wet
South Africa

Kommetjie is a beautiful seaside village nestled between Noordhoek and Scarborough, on the Cape Point Route. Kommetjie is surrounded by the Table Mountain National Park and has retained the natural environment of living in a village where time has stood still. The freedom of feeling free!! The Mountains, the sea, the beautiful panoramic views with an abundance of flowers, the wild life, the baboons and the most beautiful peninsula in the world,all go to make up the atmosphere and the ........ KOMMETJIE LIFESTYLE.Kommetjie Lifestyle is unique and exciting with 8km of white beaches,...
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Desire De Oliveira
South Africa

Don't kom to Kommetjie!
Kommetjie....ah Kommetjie, where time is halted by the breaking waves, carrying endless memories of adventures.Where surfing gets a different meaning and board meetings can last a day. From Slangkop to Longbeach, from the Lighthouse to the Wreck. Crayfish at the Fisherman's, Ollie's Burgers at the Green Room. Where old friends meet new friends and night skies burn your neck. Please stay's a secret!
Marc Bakker

Come to Kommetjie - where every day of the year is a holiday! You have the sea at your feet, the mountain at your back and all that you may need in the middle. This village tries to keeps is orignal feel of days gone by. We protect this culture fiercely so that it may be passed on to others. Our tidal pool (inner Kom) is safe and the best place to picnic and watch the sunset whilst the surfers catch the last wave for the day. Our Long Beach is wide and free, our surfing spot the one of the bests in the world. Our traders are warm and friendly. Come, take a walk along the seaside and let...
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Ingrid Cornelissen
South Africa

Just beautiful!
Kommetjie has to be one of the most beautiful places on earth. The view over Hout Bay is truly spectacular! It's worth a visit just for the views. We found the little town totally charming and unspoilt - very refreshing, but close enough if you need anything from the nearby mall. Enjoyed it very much.
isabel Lubbe
South Africa

Enjoyed every moment
We came from the Northern Suburbs to attended the Kommetjie Festival and enjoyed every moment. There was great music at the Fisherman and Helmsman Pubs and very nice overnight stay at the Milkwood Studio accommodation in Dreyer Street.
Christo Crafford
South Africa

Great quiet little town
Great getaway from hustle and bustle of city life. A few good restaurants and beautiful beach. Best part of the Cape.
Bradley De Villiers
South Africa

Cute little town - quiet
Loved it! Turned out to be a great 'base of operations' for seeing the whole Cape Town area.
Dennis Brant
United States of America

Our Vacation in Kommetjie
Picturesque, peaceful, safe and very relaxing.With the majestic mountain on one side, Indian Ocean with fantastic waves for surfing and the beautiful sandy Long beach on the other side what more can anyone want?
Monty Grigor
South Africa

Klein Slangkop Klein Slangkop
Suburb of Kommetjie

Gets better the longer you stay
We toured around the suburbs of Cape Town last year but this has got to be one of the best for an easy, relaxing, safe time. Klein Slangkop is really a private estate with private access to the great beach, whether you want to walk, surf, swim, star gaze or talk to the locals. Great food in nearby Kommitjie and very reasonably priced. Excellent climate, with a little breeze to keep you cool in the sunshine. The nearby village centre is small but a very pleasant place to sit about. Be sure to visit the ship wreck 30 mins walk along the beach.
John Gibson
United Kingdom

Beautiful and relaxing
Beautiful and relaxing
Sophia Pan
South Africa

Family Weekend
Very Nice!
Bruno Merven
South Africa

Lovely family weekend
We had the best time! Walks, bicycle rides and eating out. Close to everything you need, yet out in the country.
Linde Liebenberg
South Africa

Kommetjie is spectacular
We loved this area - it is beautiful and we enjoyed the scenery and lots of walks on the beach.
Susan Van Eeden
South Africa

Lots to do and peaceful atmosphere
Lots to do and peaceful atmosphere
Paul McIntosh
South Africa

Beach Ride
Lovely ride on the beach.
Uschi Meyerson
South Africa

Klein Slangkop Klein Slangkop
Suburb of Kommetjie

Private, in a good way
If the idea of a a "secure private estate" sounds somehow off-putting to you, think again. Klein Slangkop, in the heart of a nature reserve, is sensitively designed, comfortable, genuinely private, and just a generally great place to hang out.
Mike Hardaker