Yzerfontein is just a leisurely 55 minute drive from Cape Town, yet a world away from everyday stress. The uniqueness of Yzerfontein can be ascribed to the town’s excellent location as the gateway to the popular West Coast.
Yzerfontein’s sunny climate, low rainfall, small craft harbour and lack of industry is a haven for nature lovers, sun seekers, water sport enthusiasts or those who simply desire a more relaxed way of life. A strong local resident association plays an active role in keeping the town secure & pristine.
On any given day visitors can expect to encounter beautiful wild flowers, countless sea birds and the telltale spray of Southern Right whales breaching in the bay. Yzerfontein boasts the world famous Sixteen Mile Beach, a rarity treasured by residents and visitors alike.
Within the wider vicinity of Yzerfontein, one can tour the West Coast National Park, play golf or head further north to enjoy the stark beauty of the Cederberg and the orange grove valleys of Clanwilliam and Citrusdal. Just inland is the quaint town of Darling, with its flower shows, wine farms and the much loved Evita se Peron. Today Yzerfontein retains its unique West Coast charm. The peacefulness of the region belies its close proximity to Cape Town, and every day is a tableaux of white sand, blue water and clear fresh West Coast air.