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.

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4.5 out of 5 stars!

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Loved Kommetjie
Tanya Waspe
South Africa

Scenic Sights
Kommetjie is a very well situated place, in close proximity of so many activities, trails and beaches. It's a very peaceful place in such a busy route, so it is definitely good for a quick getaway.
Jaxi Phillips
South Africa

Stunning little town
Oh! How I loved this place cannot wait to go back to enjoy everything it has to offer. If you looking to get out of town, escape the craze city life stress, head to Kommetjie :)true gem
Courtney Cupido
South Africa

Peaceful , scenic haven on Cape coastline
Thoroughly enjoyed staying in Kommetjie . Away from the City bustle , quiet , quaint town but close enough to all the sights in around the Cape . Our cottage was on the beachfront , giving access to walks to the lighthouse , beautiful sunsets and sunrises, close enough to the little village .
Jo-Ann du Plessis
South Africa

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

Kommetjie 10-16 July 2016
Quiet and laidback atmosphere. Such a lekker vibe and always surf close by. Had an awesome time shaping my own wood surfboard with Patrick Burnett at his workshop just outside Scarborough.
Andre van der Vyver
South Africa

The beach , great place for surfing.I love the ocean so blending in was no problem at all, the mountain views as well is magical.Family orientated place, great place to come with kids as well.
Phumza Mbiza
South Africa

Janine Jansen on Kommetjie
A little piece of Heaven.
South Africa

Klein Slangkop
Suburb of Kommetjie

exclusive peaceful holiday destination
Klein Slangkop is the most beautiful, quaint area for privacy, peaceful relaxation and wonderful walks on a totally non touristy beach. It feels like home.
nathalie van soest

lekker klein plekkie
dis klein en stil. goeie restuarante. mooi strand as dit net gereeld skoon gemaak kan word. uitspoel plante vrot en is vol vliee en wurms
MATHILDA blignaut
South Africa

Beautiful Scenery
A beautiful place just to get away if you are needing a timeout.
Charné Marcus
South Africa

Perfect place to be quiet and peaceful
We loved the relaxed feeling and quietness of it all - away from the city life. A perfect place to chill out with a beautiful beach.
Lisa Laver