About 80km north of Cape Town, tucked away on the sandy shoreline just off the R27, hides Yzerfontein, one of the West Coast’s most precious jewels. This quaint, untouched fi shing village is an urban conservancy where
man and nature live in harmony. It boasts the 16 Mile Beach, the longest uninterrupted beach on the South African coastline, with a spectacular view all the way to Table Mountain.
Situated within close proximity of Darling, !Khwa ttu San Culture & Educational Centre, West Coast National Park and the West Coast Fossil Park, it’s the perfect choice for a quick getaway. Endangered African Black Oystercatchers roost on the rocks above the high water mark and between July and January whales and dolphins frolic in the bay. The annual Yzerfontein Festival & Events and Snoek Classic, as well as the Galjoen Derby are highlights during holiday season. If you are a birdwatcher or appreciate wild flowers and fynbos, then Yzerfontein is the place to visit!
Explore on foot with a choice of 2 walking trails and a unique stone labyrinth on a hill overlooking the vast Atlantic Ocean. Cyclists and joggers can safely train both on- and off-road. Yzerfontein is a surfers and wind-surfers paradise with Schaap Island and Main Beach being the local surfi ng hotspots. Accommodation is plentiful and varies from a caravan park to intimate guest houses and luxurious beach houses overlooking the waves. Whether you’re searching for a peaceful stretch of beach to cast your fi shing line or an idyllic spot to tie the knot, Yzerfontein caters for a variety of tastes and preferences. The close-knit community welcomes visitors with open arms and work hard all year round to preserve the natural beauty of their surrounds.