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Kommetjie

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About Kommetjie
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Kommetjie is famous for it's surfing, Cray fishing and bird life, the name comes from "Little Bowl" the sheltered natural tidal pool which provides holidaymakers with safe bathing. This rustic seaside village is located between Slangkop Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean. Lord Charles Somerset erected a hunting lodge here around 1815 which is now known as Honeysuckle Cottage. The first beach houses were built in 1900, before that holiday makers camped in the Milkwood groves.

Long Beach has become Cape Towns most popular surfing beach and competition venue , it is the big wave spots that have achieved international fame, with Outer Kom which is 200 m off the lighthouse, surfable in waves up to 5m. Sunset Reef 1km off long Beach has had waves of up to 8m which can and have been ridden before.

(see 43 things to do).

Other places of interest include the Snake Park , Camel rides ,the Light House at Slangkoppunt dating back to 1914 and Imhoff's Park Nature Park. Kommetjie is a great place to swim, surf or go diving for crayfish. Long Beach is a great place to go horse riding, there is nothing quite like galloping through the waves, the spray in your face and the wind in your hair.

Plenty of affordable accommodation for those seeking tranquillity away from the City’s hustle and bustle.

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R440 / Slangkop Tented Camp
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R3900 / The Last Word Long Beach
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