The Kom, ‘the little ‘bowl’ from which Kommetjie derived its name is a sheltered bay on the Atlantic coast of the Cape Peninsula south of Cape Town. A quaint seaside village famed for its surfing, glorious sunsets, white beaches and Cray fish. Kommetjie is an ideal holiday spot or residential area aproxamtly 30 minutes from central Cape Town. Kommetjie is situated on Long beach, a beautiful unspoilt beach of white sand that stretches for kilometres.
Kommetjie offers a simple safe viallge life style with a small central shopping area, suitable for all your basic needs. At “The village Place” you will find the post office an excellent beauty salon and hairdresser, a video shop, and a great deli.There is a public libary, three restaurants, a surf shop, and a petrol station and two “Pubs” .There is three local Schools, Kommetjie Primary School, Imhoff’s Waldorf School and Synergy School. Kommetjie has 3 churches including the Rubbi Chapel on the mountain next to the monastery. An interesting place to visist is famous Slangkop Lighthouse off the cat walk in ‘Old Kom’ being the tallest lighthouse structure on the South African Coast erected in 1906. Hikers can enjoy the spectacular sun set views by the block house on Slankop mountain.
About 2 Km before Kommetjie main village you will pass Imhoff Farm renowned for its old quaint buildings is a great tourist attraction, used for a variety of shops that sell the local arts and crafts as well as products from India and Indonesia. The farm is an ideal setting for a family outing, offering camel rides, beach rides, Snake Park and a cheese dairy.
Kommetjie village is still relatively undiscovered, surrounded by the Table Mountain National Park, and offers special chilled out existence away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Many residents connect with the sea, either as an enthusiastic surfers, surfing the waves at Long Beach or Outer Kom, Krans and Sunset. or just walking on our beautiful white beaches that stretch for some 5km. along the Atlantic seaboard.Cray fishing is an extremely important facet of life here. During the season many of us enjoy catching & eating this delicacy. Our local Slipway can become rather busy.
Baboons which are often seen, but for the most part are kept out of the residential areas by our Baboon monitors. Southern Right Whales can be seen each year, Cape Clawless Otters often seen frolicking in the sea and at the mouths of streams.
Francolins and Guinea fowl are common and sometimes noisy residents of the village. Porcupines often make their presence felt on the mountains slopes. The African Goshawk and Spotted Eagle Owls are common withinthe village. Flamingo’s have been frequent visisters at the Kom. The rocky island at “the kom” is listed in most Western Cape Bird Books as being one of the top birding spots in the region. We share our space with an abundance of fauna and flora that enriches our lives.
The property market is stable with plenty of growth for your investment. Kommetjie is relatively undiscovered compared to other coastal areas along the Atlantic sea board. Buying property in Kommetjie has proven to many that the return has been more promising than investing in the stock market. But apart from the excellent profit that one could make in investing in property, most purchasers buy into Kommetjie because of its beauty and tranquillity, and that it offers families a unique safe quality of life.
This is what one is buying into… and when the time comes for one to sell and move on, it is extremely hard to give it all up… and most don’t!