Kommetjie is a picturesque suburb situated just South of Cape Town on the southern peninsula, a mere 40-minute drive from the center of Cape Town. Here, on the plain of “The Cape of Good Hope,” stands the remarkably well-preserved rural area of Kommetjie, which maintains a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere throughout the year. Straddling the coastline, Kommetjie’s main attraction is certainly the smooth, soft and sandy Long Beach. Extending over 8 kilometers, and offering stunning views of nature at its wildest, Long Beach is the perfect location for slow strolls, brisk horse rides, or frantic surf sessions. Indeed, Kommetjie has gained its reputation as one of South Africa’s hottest surf spots, a gem within short walking distance from the Eco Wave House.
Kommetjie boasts fantastic surf conditions all year round. Inner Kom is a soft left-hander perfectly suited to the less experienced rider, while Outer Kom, with its steep take-offs and long left-hand walls provides a challenge for the Big Wave lover and professional. Additional spots, all of which are situated in walking distance to the Eco Wave House , are The Boiler, a right-hander just in front of the lighthouse, The Kom, a fantastic left-hand point that extends into the sea from the old tidal pool, and The Ledge, a left-hander that is known to offer a fantastic break during smaller swells. As such Long Beach offers a vast variety of surf spots, all of which are set in beautiful locations. It’s indeed this variety that guarantees you will always find a good wave to surf.
The Silvermine Nature Reserve is another splendid natural attraction situated nearby. The reserve is part of the Table Mountain National Park, a world-class conservation area only a short 15-minute drive from Kommetjie. The reserve boasts a wealth of attractions, from popular and well-maintained bike trails to superb bird watching spots and hiking paths. However the main attraction of the reserve might be its seclusion and its panoramic beach and wineland views.
The Southern Peninsula boasts other well-known attractions. In just 20 minutes you could be driving along the world-renowned Chapman’s Peak Drive between Hout Bay and Noordhoek, visiting one of South Africa’s oldest towns, Simon’s Town, with its large breeding colony of African Penguins, you could be dining and shopping at the bohemian Kalk Bay, or taking in the sights at Muizenberg with its pastel-colour beach houses. Over and above this, Kommetjie lies well on the way to Cape Point and the historic Cape of Good Hope, both of which offer great hiking and mountain biking trails with unparalleled views on the surging Atlantic Ocean and its prime surf spots.