A couple of weeks ago I enjoyed a stunning little staycation in the beachside village of Kommetjie in the Southern Peninsula. You don’t have to travel far to get totally away from it all and explore a neighbourhood like a local. I stayed at a gorgeous house called Waves right next to Long Beach and the relaxation kicked in from the moment I stepped inside and kicked off my flip flops.
One of the things that I have learned the most through Covid, is an appreciation of what we have right on our doorstep. Nothing like being locked in your home for months and being banned from going to a beach to make you relish in the small things. Staying right next to a world-famous surf spot on a summers weekend felt like a total privilege and something I may have taken for granted in the past.
The gate to the property opens onto the parking area a few meters from the beach and despite an ongoing tide of surfers coming and going, it felt completely separate and private. Walks on the beach are mandatory as are long lazy dips in your own private lap pool. There was a cute food truck parked nearby all weekend making the delicious grab and go breakfast rolls. The house is equipped with beautiful homeware & everything you need in a kitchen to create a feast. This can be enjoyed in the 8 seater inside dining room or al fresco on the stoep with sea and mountain views.
The minimalist Scandi-style wooden furniture compliments the cool beach house look and the house has 4 double bedrooms & 2 of these are en suite. One is in a separate wing with access to an outside shower and large changing room so you can really spread out a bit. This house is all you will need for a luxurious beach holiday in a very special part of Cape Town. It’s managed by Cape Villa Collection who boasts a stunning portfolio of houses in Cape Town with a focus around the seaside towns of the Southern Peninsula.
Places of interest & things to do around Kommetjie:
Surfing – is one of the main pastimes in Kommetjie and Long Beach is a world-famous surf spot.
Imhoff Farm Village – Here you will find a few restaurants (I can recommend the Blue Water Café for a casual pizza), a lovely deli (I can recommend the amazing bread and other treats here), an ice cream shop and more. We luckily managed to discover the well-hidden fishmonger tucked behind the deli and its where we bought a fresh whole cob to barbeque.
Cape Point – If you felt like a short drive further south, Cape Point Nature Reserve is nearby for a visit.
Beach Walks – Sunrise and sunset walks are the thing to do in Kommetjie and you can go for a longer one to Noordhoek via the SS Kakapo shipwreck. Another good walk is around Bird Island at the Kommetjie slipway where boats are launched during Crayfish season. There is a lovely boardwalk you can walk along.
Cape Point Vineyards – Sample wine or dine at this mountainside vineyard with incredible views over the bay. They are known for their award-winning Sauvignon Blancs.
Noordhoek – there are a few lovely dining options in Noordhoek including the Foodbarn & Deli and Café Roux (where you might also catch a local band playing) in Noordhoek Farm Village. The brand new and ultra-popular Aegir Project Brewery and Restaurant has opened in the old Red Herring space and this kid-friendly spot offers up incredible beach views from their deck along with delicious Neopolitan-style pizzas and outstanding burgers. Being a brewery, you can sample their array of homebrews too.
Horse Riding is offered on Noordhoek beach.
Slangkop Lighthouse– Kommetjie is home to South Africa’s tallest cast-iron lighthouse and you can enquire about tours.
Chapmans Peak Drive is nearby for a drive or a hike.
*I was invited to stay as ~ guest at Waves beach house to experience and share all that the property has to offer.
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