Die Kom at Kommetjie

Friday photo: Die Kom

Die Kom at Kommetjie
Die Kom at Kommetjie

The coastal suburb of Kommetjie derives its name from Die Kom, a roughly circular rocky cove that looks like a basin (Kommetjie means “little basin”). It is situated on the Atlantic side of the Cape Peninsula. There’s a small slipway here (last time I checked, it was just sand) and crayfishing boats launch through the kelp during the season, to fish along this stretch of coastline.

In the distance in the photo you can see Slangkop lighthouse, and there are two flamingos feeding in the shallow water in the middle of the picture.

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Lapsed mathematician, creator of order, formulator of hypotheses. Lover of the ocean, being outdoors, the bush, reading, photography, travelling (especially in Africa) and road trips.

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