Kommetjie lies about halfway down the west coast of the Cape Peninsula, at the southern end of the long wide beach that runs northwards towards Chapman’s Peak and Noordhoek.
The area is a popular spot for surfing, since powerful waves from the Atlantic Ocean rise up over rocky reefs formed by hard sandstones of the Table Mountain Group. Wherever the bottom is rocky, the shallower waters are thick with giant kelp forests.
Kommetjie is famous for its excellent crayfishing despite recent changes in fishing quotas which reduced the daily catch allowed.
The town boasts the Slangkop Lighthouse, situated on the beach, which stands about 33 meters tall. The Cape Point Route is a popular route for cyclists and mountain bikers, hugging the coast and with amazing views, this route is well worth it.
The famous Pick ‘n Pay Argus Cycle Tour passes each year through this small town which is also popular for local and international surfing. Not far from Kommetjie, along Long Beach near Noordhoek, lies The Kakapo Shipwreck, which ran aground in 1900.
Kommetjie is part of the fynbos biome, which boasts the highest number of plant species per square kilometre. Some of the rarest and most sought after plants are found in this biome.
Although the Atlantic water temperature is very cold Kommetjie still has many visitors who come to dive on it’s unspoilt coastline. The coastline is littered with the wrecks of ships that were caught in storms and ran into rocks.
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