The Long Beach

Kommetjie, South Africa

At a Glance

  • Private decks open onto the Kommetjie white-sand beach

  • Spacious luxury suites with stunning views and modern luxuries

  • In-house chauffeur service available

  • Lavish breakfasts and an in-house chef

  • Personal service and warm hospitality

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Year-round destination. The summers are generally warm and dry, while winters tend to be wet and cool, the rains brought on by fierce north westerly gales. Neither season experiences extremes of temperature, thanks to prevailing winds. Summer (Nov-Mar) is the hottest with temperatures 20-40°C. Mid season (Apr, May, Sep, Oct) temps between 10-30°C. Winter (from June- Aug) is the low season with temps 0-25°C.

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Sit on your private veranda sipping on a Gin and Tonic, watching the sun go down.

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Description

The Long Beach is a small luxury beach hotel with just six spacious rooms, situated in the pretty village of Kommetjie, to the south of Cape Town, looking out over the Atlantic and Hout Bay. Perfect for those looking to be located just outside Cape Town.

The Long Beach is a superb small luxury boutique hotel situated in the picturesque lobster-fishing village of Kommetjie in the Southern Cape peninsula, approximately 40-45 minutes drive from central Cape Town. It is ideal for those looking for a beach hotel that is away from the hustle and bustle of Cape Town city center and who enjoy open spaces, great views and long walks. It is available to book on an individual daily-room basis or as an entire villa to share with family and friends.

The natural scenery is breathtaking with miles and miles of deserted beach on the doorstep and spectacular uninterrupted views across the sea to Hout Bay and Table Mountain. The emphasis is on personal service, in a relaxed informal atmosphere and the hosts can arrange personalized tours to any of the Cape’s many attractions. The Long Beach has its own chef who will prepare sumptuous dinners three times a week.

It is an unspoiled paradise in which to walk, ride horses, surf or simply laze in the sun. From the inviting pool or your private deck you can watch whales frolic a hundred meters off shore and in season, you can catch your own lobster and request it for dinner. Kommetjie is one of the premier surfing and marine birding hotspots in South Africa and has the country’s tallest cast iron lighthouse open to the public.

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Accommodation

Accommodation at the Long Beach comprises three elegant premier suites and three superior double rooms all with excellent en-suite facilities and private terrace or balcony. The rooms have fresh neutral decor and large windows offering fabulous views of the peninsula.

Childcare

There are no specific child care facilities available at The Long Beach, however, children over the age of 3 years are most welcome to come and stay. Babysitting can also be arranged with prior notice.

Activities

The Long Beach hotel staff will endeavour to aid guests in exploring and experiencing all that Cape Town and its surrounds has to offer. For example there are numerous beaches to be enjoyed, trips to Table Mountain, visits to wine lands and vineyards, whale watching, tours of Robben Island and exploring the city of Cape Town too.

On site, The Long Beach has a lovely swimming pool, residents bar and spa treatments can be arranged for you.

Reviews

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Camilla Smith (Staff)

This feels like a beach property about 40 minutes from Cape Town, set right on the sea front with gorgeous sea views. The decor is fresh and light with a relaxed feel to it. It is a great place to be based if you have been to Cape Town before and do not want to be in the center, or alternatively head to for a few nights after spending time in the center of Cape Town to relax. Sit and enjoy the sea, eat delicious food and explore more of what Cape Town has to offer over and above the Cape Town main tourist attractions.

Experiences

  • Bay Harbour Market - Hout Bay

    Bay Harbour Market is situated on the water’s edge in an old fish factory in Hout Bay Harbour. The market boasts more than 100 stalls selling a huge variety of local produce from arts and crafts to fashion, jewelry and authentic South African food.

  • Bike and Saddle Cycling Tours

    What better way to experience the varied landscapes of the Cape Peninsula than by bike? Bike and Saddle has six routes ranging from a three hour tour around Cape Town, to a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula, there is something to suit everyone.

  • Cable car trip to the peak of Table Mountain

    Table Mountain, at 1086 meters above sea level, forms the impressive backdrop to Cape Town. An impressive natural landmark with a 3km flat plateau at the summit, a cable car trip to the top is the best way to experience its breathtaking views.

  • Cape Peninsula - Family

    This guided day out is perfect for the whole family with treasure hunts in Kirstenbosch Gardens, fishing in Kalk Bay, stand up paddle boarding with penguins and game viewing in the Cape peninsula reserve.

  • Classic Car Hire in Cape Town

    Hire a classic car for the day and cruise the beautiful winding coastal roads of the cape.

  • Dinner at La Colombe

    La Colombe has relocated to the Silvermist Organic Wine Estate at the top of Constantia Nek. Enjoy sweeping views of the Constantia Valley and Hout Bay, and feast on head chef Scot Kirton's creations. Commonly called the best restaurant in Constantia.

  • Dinner at The Greenhouse

    Peter Tempelhoff, executive chef at The Greenhouse, stays on the cutting-edge of South African cuisine with ever-changing seasonal menus, showcasing contemporary cooking techniques and culinary styles.

  • Explore Long Street and Kloof Street

    Explore the City Bowl area of Cape Town along the streets of Long and Kloof. Kloof Street runs downhill from the lower slopes of Table Mountain to merge with Long Street and descend to the Waterfront area.

  • Family Private Cape Adventure

    Explore the Cape with a professional guide and private custom-built Adventure Utility Vehicle fully equipped with surfboards, stand up paddle boards, hiking packs and more for a day that combines adventure and sightseeing!

  • First Thursdays - Cape Town

    On the first Thursday of every month explore the art galleries of Cape Town until late. Museums and cultural attractions open their doors and allow visitors to spend the evening discovering the rich culture of the city.

  • Footsteps and township private tour

    Discover the tumultuous history of South Africa with a guided walking tour around Cape Town, and meet some of the residents, with a chance to learn about how they come together to create a strong community in the city's townships.

  • Full Day Cape Point Tour

    Your driver will collect you and drive you down the West coast of the Cape Peninsula. He will introduce you to the geography and cultural history, culminating at the Cape itself. You will drive back via Boulders Beach to see the penguins.

  • Full Day Cape Town and Table Mountain

    A full-day tour visiting Table Mountain for unforgettable views, returning to the city through the Malay Quarter, and incorporating a two-hour walking tour stopping at many of the city’s most important landmarks.

  • Great White Shark Cage Diving

    Great white shark cage diving is an experience like no other. To get up close to the ocean's number one predator in its natural environment is a humbling experience you will never forget.

  • Great White Shark Diving

    Great white shark cage diving is an experience like no other. To get up close to the ocean's number one predator in its natural environment is a humbling experience you will never forget.

  • Harley Davidson in Cape Town

    Is there a cooler way to explore the Cape and wider South Africa than hiring a Harley-Davidson and winding your way along the coastal roads or through the mountainous Winelands?

  • High Tea at The Mount Nelson

    Afternoon tea at The Mount Nelson hotel is a must do whilst staying in Cape Town. The Mount Nelson Hotel serves tea from 14.30 onwards, book for a vast variety of sandwiches, pastries, and loose-leaf teas.

  • Hike or Climb Table Mountain

    Why not do something a bit different during your stay in Cape Town, get outdoors and experience some of the best climbing and hiking in the world? Take a hike or rock climbing trip up Table Mountain whilst taking in the breathtaking views all around you.

  • Horseriding on Noordhoek Beach

    For a unique day out in Cape Town, take a horseback ride along the five-mile long, picturesque Noordhoek Beach. Noordhoek is the longest beach in Cape Town and has spectacular views of Table Mountain and the Chapman's Peak.

  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

    Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden is acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world, and thought by many to be the most beautiful garden in Africa. Don't miss out on a visit to this magical treasure of Cape Town.

  • Paragliding over Cape Town

    For the adrenaline junky, paragliding over Cape Town is the ultimate way to witness incredible views of the city. Take off from Lions Head or Signal Hill and let your instructor do the flying while you sit back and simply take it all in.

  • Penguins at Boulders Beach

    There are few places on earth where you can enjoy an experience quite like this. Get up close to the breeding colony of penguins, share their little sandy beach and even paddle into the sea to swim with them.

  • Robben Island Trip

    A short ferry ride from the V and A Waterfront in Cape Town is the famous Robben Island, a cultural must-do when staying in Cape Town, this trip gives an insight into South Africa's difficult history, as well as brilliant views across Cape Towns harbor.

  • Seal Island

    Seal Island, is a small island, around 200 meters in length and a 15-minute boat ride from Hout Bay. The island has become a breeding colony for around 6000 Cape Fur Seals and several operators offer daily trips to the island.

  • Shopping on the V&A Waterfront

    The V&A waterfront in Cape Town houses over 226 shops and is an excellent place to visit for evening entertainment, shopping, cafés, and al-fresco dining.

  • The Garden at Babylonstoren

    Take the opportunity to explore the wonderful acres of Babylonstoren's gardens. Team up with the gardeners for a fun and interactive experience.

  • Uthando

    Uthando South Africa is an award winning, international and innovative Non Profit and Fair Trade certified organization which raises funds for community development projects in Cape Town and South Africa.

  • Visit the dramatic Capes

    The stunning cliff scenery surrounding Cape Town is part of the dramatic South African coastline. Visit the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Agulhas for the beautiful views across the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, that meet at the most southern tip of Africa.

  • Walk in the Company's Garden

    Set in the City Bowl area of Cape Town, a walk around the Company's Garden is an introduction to the very origins of the city itself. Originally established in 1647, the Dutch East India Company used this garden to re-supply its ships passing the Cape.

  • Whale watching on the Western Cape

    Southern right whales visit the Western Cape from about June to December every year. These beautiful gentle giants congregate to the shores of Hermanus all the way along the coast line towards Plettenberg Bay.

  • Wine Tasting along the Constantia Wine Route

    South Africa is well known for its exquisite Winelands and Constantia was one of the first wine-producing areas in the western cape, dating back to the 1600s, spend a day visiting the areas famous vineyards as you take in the beautiful scenery.

Location & directions

Kommetjie, South Africa

The Long Beach is situated on Kommetjie beach, Long Beach, one of Cape Town's best beaches on the Atlantic coast of the Cape Peninsula.

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