Focus on Kommetjie, Western Cape, South Africa

Kommetjie is a bit remote and therefore doesn't have as many visitors as other places on the Cape Peninsula. Although the village has a lot to offer. You should definitely pay Kommetjie a visit before you procede on the stunning coastal road along the Atlantic, especially if you are on your way to Cape Point.

Kommetjie's main attraction is the wonderful, very wide beach with interesting rocky patches. Long Beach extends over 8 kilometres to Noordhoek, ideally suited for long beach walks. Surfers find good conditions here and dense kelp forests in the shallow water are good grounds for snorklers and divers.

Kommetjie boasts the highest lighthouse on the South African coast. The Slangkop Lighthouse is 100 feet high, entirely made from steel and became operational in 1919. The rotating light has a range of 33 nautic miles.

Imhoff's Farm is also worth a visit. They have a farm stall, a bistro and offer great fun, especially for children, like camel rides and a snake park. Imhoff's Park is part of a nature reserve and includes a breeding station for the African Blue Crane.

At the entrance to the village of Kommetjie a new private nature park has been opened where they breed buffalo and different species of antelope. The Selole Game Reserve also runs a good restaurant.

More information, addresses and accommodation in Kommetjie to be found on the blue INFO page.

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