On a beautiful morning, we jumped in the car with my folks and Elijah and went on a coastal drive. There is so much to see in Cape Town. More than we could ever possibly cover in one trip, so we try to see and do as much as we can, while spending time with loved ones. Going on a drive along the coast is one of my favourite things to do. When I lived in SA, I would often do this, and since there is coastal area on both sides of the peninsula, there really is tons to see without ever getting bored. We will cover more of this coastal drive in future posts, but today we want to share one of the stops we made – Kommetjie.
Kommetjie (Afrikaans for “small basin” and roughly pronounced as cawma-key) is a small town near Cape Town. It lies about halfway down the west coast of the Cape Peninsula, at the southern end of the long wide beach that runs northwards towards Chapman’s Peak and Noordhoek. Even though we had only planned to drive through Kommetjie, we noticed a few camels chilling in the sun near a farmstead and decided to stop in and explore. We had been driving for a while, so some drinks and snacks were in order. Imhoff Farm has some amazing food, organic produce, unique shops, beach rides, animal encounters, and various other activities. Check out their website here.
You can ride the camels, but we didn’t want to leave my parents and Elijah while we went off doing that, so we took some pictures of Eli on a camel instead. He was so happy (although he probably wasn’t fully aware of what was going on), and we got some cute pictures. We then went into the farmstead to look around and buy some padkos (“food for the road”). There was so much to look at inside the store – kind of a sensory overload for us folk that live abroad. China has NOTHING like this, so we really did wish that we could buy and/or taste absolutely everything in there.
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We bought some refreshments, and then went out back to explore the courtyard a little before returning to the car to get going. There was a sweet little cylindrical shop called Chocolat, which has a wonderful selection of handmade chocolates that are moulded into any kind of shape that you can think of. Cute shop!