Yzerfontein, our hidden gem, 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 blue ocean to the left.
Situated within close proximity of Darling, !Khwa ttu San Culture & Educational Centre, West Coast National Park and the West Coast Fossil Park, makes Yzerfontein the perfect choice for a quick getaway. Whether it’s a relaxing break from busy city life, a passion for fauna and flora, or walking and water sports, our town has all this to offer.
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 surfing hotspots. Accommodation is plentiful, varying from a caravan park to intimate guest houses and luxurious beach houses overlooking the ocean.