Dassen Island

Yzerfontein Tourism

Nature Reserve

Dassen Island lies in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 55km north west of Cape Town and 9km off Yzerfontein. It is South Africa’s second largest Island, after Robben Island in Table bay. The Island was proclaimed a nature reserve in 1987 and Is managed by Cape Nature Conservation, primarily to protect its seabird colonies. Public visits are limited, because of the sensitive nature of the seabirds.