Kommetjie was established in 1903 around a lighthouse that was built as a beacon for ships negotiating the dangerous Cape Point. The region was however frequented by the Dutch settlers long before because of the natural beauty in the region.
It started out more as a camp site for the towns around the Cape Colony as the residents sought a dedicated area in which they could relax, resulting in Kommetjie becoming a popular holiday destination.
The destination next needed electricity and infrastructure which started construction of Die Ou Kaapse Weg, which connects Cape Town with the region. Water came from the Wemmershoek dam.
It is an ideal holiday destination and the architecture is welcoming with designs such as the period Cape Dutch, Colonial, Victorian conventional and modern homes making up the architecture.
Property values are driven by demand and there are still a number of vacant stands available for development. Buy-to-let properties fare well as it is a region that sees tourists all year round with peak seasons coinciding with school holidays. For the rest of the year, tourists use the town as a base from which to explore the many nature reserves around Cape Point and surrounding wine farms and other tourist attractions.
It is a residential suburb first and foremost, there are schools and malls to cater for the permanent residents of Kommetjie.
Schools in close proximity to Kommetjie, servicing the permanent residents, include Kommetjie Primary School, Fish Hoek Senior High School, Imhoff Waldorf and Noordhaven Montessori.
Tourist attraction in and around Kommetjie are Snorkel with Seals, Harry Goemans Garden Center, Cape Point Wine Route and World of Birds Hout Bay.
For retail needs there is Long Beach Mall.
Take an armchair tour of MyRoof to make an offer on your new dream home in Kommetjie via the MyRoof website.