Kommetjie Area Overview

Kommetjie is a quiet, rustic seaside village on the Atlantic coast - the name means "The Little Bowl" - with the earliest beach houses dated from around 1900. Die Kom was sighted by Antonia Da Saldanha as early as 1503. Kommetjie, nestling between the mountains and the sea, became a holiday and picnic spot sometime during the mid-nineteenth century.

It still remains a rural paradise where you are close enough to the wild to go for walks in the mountains or along the rugged shoreline, away from the smog and pollution of the city. There are also five-and-a-half kilometers of white sandy beaches, a protected tidal pool and plenty of marine life including crayfish, perlemoen and galjoen.

The village itself is self-sufficient, but if necessary there is an excellent shopping centre only 5 kilometres away and Cape Town centre only 35 kilometres away. It has it's own library, doctor and vet, primary school, small supermarket and post office.

Your visit will not be complete unless you have taken time to browse through the delightful old-world Cottage Studio which was originally owned by famous writers Theo Aronson and Brian Roberts, and now housing a collection of water-colours by Gina Howard, as well as other handcrafted products.

Kommetjie has become very popular amongst people preferring a rural lifestyle.

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