The Pearl of the West Coast.

Yzerfontein, West Coast

Yzerfontein is considered the 'Pearl' of the West Coast.


This hidden gem lies just 80 km north of Cape Town and 26 km west of the inland village Darling. It takes a pleasant one-hour drive from the metropole of Cape Town to get there. The main arterial road, the R27, is a smooth, scenic drive heading north through long stretches of undisturbed fynbos and expansive views of long bays and 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. The 9 km stretch of road to the town offers a couple of quirky stops for refreshments and the white lime kilns on the sides of the road never fail to peaks people’s interest.

A slight rise before the entrance to the town, white waves in the blue bay draw the eye to the expansive views of 16-mile beach that stretch all the way to the northern tip of the West Coast Nature Reserve. Yzerfontein is a rather unique destination, not only because of the spectacular seascapes, wild fynbos and wildflowers. The entire town is a designated conservancy. Raised walkways, well-defined walking paths and accessible beaches allow visitors to explore almost every inch of this expansive coastline. The cold Benguela current delivers bracingly cold water to the shore, but this does not deter regular swimmers, surfers and other water sports activities.

Yzerfontein is a popular holiday resort for many reasons, come and enjoy the warm hospitality of our West Coast town.


Come and enjoy the warm hospitality
of our West Coast town.

Things to do

Upcoming Events

  The annual Yzerfontein Festival and Snoek Classic, as well as the Galjoen Derby are highlights during holiday season.


Accommodation is plentiful, many
with stunning views over the vast
Atlantic Ocean.

Where to Stay