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KOMMETJIE STAYCAY – where to go?

 

 

A mere 40 minute drive from the leafy suburbs of Cape Town, and you will find yourself in the village of Kommetjie, on the West Coast of the South Peninsula. Surrounded by the ocean and the mountain, this rural, eco friendly, laid back village is a surfers paradise. Kommetjie is like a little village unto its own, it has a community of its own, and marches to it’s own beat. It feels just far enough, that it actually allows you to feel like you are away on a holiday and just close enough that you can actually have a ‘peaceful’, family friendly drive!

The Little Miss and I had an amazing early morning walk past the little town through to where the fishermen dock off. I think this must have been one of my absolute highlights. I LOVE the mornings, with the mist beginning to lift, and the fresh ocean smell….mmmmhhh:-) The best part is I felt almost completely safe walking by myself, baby in tow. If we are honest with ourselves there aren’t many places in the world where one can feel free to be free…so it’s safe to say I have found a happy place!

 

ACCOMMODATION

We went through ARIBNB and found a perfect eclectic family home. We were on a tighter than our normal budget this time, so we didn’t go for the front row seats with a sea view, but the home completely made up for it, and quite honestly the town is so small it took us all of 8 mins to walk down to the beach! The smell of the ocean in the morning and the sound of the crashing waves at night definitely made up for it. So if you are on a budget and you are willing to forgo the sea view, you will definitely find something within your budget here, otherwise why not take the dive and splurge a bit, get the ocean view…you deserve it!

 

 

RESTAURANTS & WHERE TO GO…

Esspresso.kom

With a name like that, you expect a good coffee. They sure do live up to the expectation! If you are looking to mingle with locals, this vibrant coffee shop is the place to go to. We really recommend the eggs benedict:-) Our Little Miss just LOVED the play area…and well we didn’t mind it too much either…wink wink! They have baby chairs and dogs are allowed (on a leash)! We will definitely be back, even if only for a casual Sunday drive.

Umami Sushi (Imhoff Farm)

Umami Sushi at Imhoff farm… gosh where do you start! If you have small kids Imhoff farm is a must, give yourself enough time as you will want to spend a whole morning or afternoon exploring the farm, art, and shops. We popped in to have a quick bite and a little explore. The sushi was so delish it was devoured before I managed to get a pic. It came as no surprise to me when I heard the sushi chef  is Bo Zhang formerly head sushi chef of Food Lovers Market.

 

Just Foods Wine & Deli

What a find! I was soooo happy to come across this awesome little deli. For those of us who prefer the wheat free/sugar free way of life this place is a gem. The freshly baked breads/croissants looked amazing, and what a pleasure to be able to buy organic fresh produce just down the road. The deli is tucked away on a side road just off the main road, so be sure to look out for it.

 

The Village Hub (Scarborough)

Ok technically this awesome spot is not in Kommetjie, but we just can’t come out to this side of the world without making a visit to this place. It’s become ‘the place’ to go if you are wandering down this side of the world. The food is AH-mazing, decor lust worthy, and vibe SO lekka, and YES, they do have gluten free options! A baby chair was provided, and I believe you can take dogs (on a leash) to the downstairs restaurant! So why not go for a walk on the beach and meander to the restaurant for a little something. We enjoyed a yummy breakfast and afterwards chilled on the couches on the balcony overlooking Scarborough beach. Check out their facebook page, as the upstairs and downstairs restaurants have different opening times.

 

I can’t wait to share all the places on our wishlist…I’m already planning our next little staycay!

XOXO

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