Pearl of the West Coast

Yzerfontein, considered the ‘pearl’ of the West Coast, is a pleasant one hour drive from the metropole of Cape Town, also lying 26km west of the village of Darling. Having left the suburbs behind, the main arterial road, the R27, is a smooth, scenic drive heading north through long stretches of undisturbed fynbos with views of long bays and the blue ocean to the left.

The turn-off to Yzerfontein is well signposted, and the road immediately hints at the interesting nature of this coastal village.

Yzerfontein Heritage

Yzerfontein Lime Kilns

With the establishment of the refreshment station at de Caap de Goede Hoop by The IOC there was no cement available for building purposes. The Dutch built lime kilns to burn mussels to form a binding material to be used as cement.

Schaapeiland Hiking Trail

Schaap eiland Hiking Trail skirts the edge of the village of Yzerfontein. Approximately two kilometres long, it starts from the Main Beach – or Sixteen Mile Beach as it is also known – and then runs in a southerly direction,

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