Yzerfontein is a small harbour town on the picturesque west coast of South Africa. Situated about 80km from Cape Town, the tranquil coastal village is popular for its beautiful beaches, seasonal wild flowers, renowned fishing opportunities, and its breath-taking scenery. Browse our list of accommodation in Yzerfontein.
The village of Yzerfontein boasts year-round sunshine and a mild climate, offering the ideal holiday destination no matter the season. A number of accommodations from guest houses and B&Bs, to self-catering establishments await visitors to Yzerfontein.
Yzerfontein is known for its natural scenic beauty. Vast stretches of unspoilt beaches, including the 16 Mile Beach stretching from the main beach towards the West Coast National Park that borders the town, create a tranquil environment perfect for unwinding away from the city. About 10km offshore of Yzerfontein, Dassen Island offers a quite retreat with an abundance of birds and photographic scenery.
Yzerfontein is a fisherman’s dream; famous for its snoek and crayfish. About 60% of all the line fish caught on the west coast happens in Yzerfontein, providing an income to locals. In addition to fishing, other water sports to be enjoyed include swimming, water skiing, boating, and surfing.
Nature lovers will be in their element with activities like mountain biking, whale and dolphin spotting in season, bird watching, scenic drives, and day tours to the surrounding areas. During spring, fields of beautiful wild flowers add colour to the area and provide the perfect backdrop for a family or couple photo. For the energetic, a variety of hiking trails are on offer, such as the Darling Stagger, Elandsfontein Private Reserve, Grotto Bay Coastal Nature Reserve, and Tienie Versveld Reserve. Those who venture into the West Coast National Park can expect to see wildlife such as eland, bontebok, springbok, steenbok, kudu, duiker, Cape mountain zebra, caracal, African wild cat, and the bat eared fox.
Other activities in Yzerfontein include wine tasting along the Darling Wine Route, sun downers and picnics on the white sandy beaches, and shell collecting along Pearl Bay. A cultural tour at !Kwha ttu is a must and the Lemon Tree is a great place to pick up some fun gifts for home. Don’t miss out on a boat trip to Dassen Island, 4x4 trails at Buffelsfontein Nature Reserve and Blombosch Nature Trail, and star gazing. In December, the Snoek Festival attracts many to the Yzerfontein coast, providing great fun for the whole family.
Experience all that Yzerfontein has to offer by booking a stay at one of the accommodations in the area.