Alberton at a glance
Kommetjie (In Afrikaans for "small basin," approximately pronounced cawma-key) is a small town near Cape Town, in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It 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 cray-fishing.
It is the hometown of the South African music artist Jeremy Loops.
Attractions in the area: Experience breath-taking views of Chapman's Peak and Noordhoek Beach from horseback. Visit the Kakapo shipwreck and watch indigenous bird life on one of the Cape's most beautiful beaches as you enjoy your beach horse ride.
Imhoff farm in Kommetjie offers everything from the cheese dairy which sells hand-made cheeses. The Farm Shop offers fresh country meals served in the courtyard and Blue Water Cafe makes the best pizzas around.
Visit the tallest cast-iron lighthouse on the South African Coast. Enjoy a lighthouse visit to view this remarkable structure with panoramic views. Engage in the ultimate Lighthouse Experience for a rich and educational visit.
Shopping Malls in the area: Longbeach Mall, SunnyAcres shopping Centre
Restaurants in the area: The Charles Café, Eat Out The Box, Wynbergand Fisherman's Kommetjie.
Schools in the area: Kommetjie Primary School, Imhoff Waldorf and School Marine Primary.