Kommetjie hosts a little community lying along the coast of the
Cape Peninsula, near Scarborough and Simon's Town. It's rocky, rough
and windy terrain, which hosts the Cape's famous indigenous fynbos
flora, is reminiscent of scenes from movies like Wuthering Heights
- despite the sunny weather. As Heathcliff was passionate about
Cathy, so the locals are passionate about environmental issues in
The area is primarily residential, which has curbed the growth
of industrial business, but this has preserved much of the original
'lay of the land' in Kommetjie's favour. The area is an environmentalist's
dream, with the main draw card being the region's unblemished, raw,
natural splendour. It is ideal to visit for a quieter day and perfect
for deeply reflective types who can get lost in the glory of nature
on a hike, rock climb or day at a nature reserve. The beach is gentle
and natural with seaweed strewn across the shore.
Out rides through the area on horseback are available, and there
are a few coffee shops and restaurants. Don't forget to take a drive
to the mountainside where you'll find the hairier Kommetjie permanent
residents, the baboons. They're almost always directing traffic
into Kommetjie, and you'll be sure to make their acquaintance. Just
be careful, they can bite.
Be sure to catch the view of Noordhoek with Chapman's Peak in the
background as you drive into Kommetjie from Cape Point, its no wonder
everyone is flocking to stake their plot of paradise in this quaint
little coastal village.