Imhoff Park, Kommetjie
Kommetjie (meaning “Little Basin”) is one of those small towns that feels like it is permanently on holiday. Everything there is very laid back and relaxed and I cannot imagine that this tiny enclave could ever feel busy, not even in peak season.
This probably why there are three or four campsites in close proximity to each other, and Imoff is one of them.
Imhoff campgrounds is not situated right on the beach, so unfortunately you dont have any great views, but there is also a huge advantage to this. This campgrounds has hundreds of well established trees, which means you are fairly well protected from the wind and the trees between campsites give you a feeling of privacy.
On the second day of our stay the notorious south Easter decided to visit and here it can really blow, but surprisingly we were very little affected in the campsite, whereas on the beach one was actually getting sandblasted. The beach is less than two and a half minutes walk from the campsite (I actually timed it), so it is quite easy to pack a small picnic basket and sit on the sand and watch a brilliant orange sunset. On most nights here one can expect an exquisite sunset.
If you enjoy walking, you could take a walk to the wreck of the Kakapo, the round trip should take about an hour and a half, or if you feel a bit more energetic you could walk all the way to the end of Noordhoek Beach. Add about another hour and a quarter for this.
Another walk worth considering is walking to Slangkop Lighthouse where you could take a guided tour, but there are many more walks one could do in the area. Consult a good map for more options.
If you do not enjoy birdsong then maybe you should consider another campsite, as I cannot ever recall hearing so much bird noises from sunrise to sunset. Bring a birding book along as this could provide hours of pleasure.
Also do not be to alarmed if you quite suddenly see something jump out of the bush, as the campsite also houses a large amount of fairly tame rabbits, much to the kids delight. For people staying in the Northern Suburbs this is less than an hours drive, and a definite consideration for a quick (unplanned) weekend getaway.
|Imhoff Park, Kommetjie|
|Tel no||021 783 1634||G.P.S.|
|Cell no||See website|
|Fax||021 783 3780||Website||Click here|
|Nearest Town||Kommetjie||Max Persons|
|Distance from Town||In town||Chalets/Cottages||Yes|
|Shop with basics||No||Brochure|
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