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About Yzerfontein

Yzerfontein is in the Western Cape Province, a tiny tranquil seaside town on the West coast of South Africa about 80 kms north of Cape Town.

The unspoilt fishing village is on a rocky cape overlooking a harbour on the Atlantic Ocean. With endless pristine beaches, it is famous for havi... read more

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pet friendly, apartments, bed and breakfast, cottages, guest farms, guest houses, holiday homes, self catering.

44 accommodation listings in Yzerfontein. Enter dates to see full pricing and availability:

Anna se Huis

Self Catering in Yzerfontein

Anna se Huis Self-catering Units give you a 180-degree ocean view from almost every room. Let your senses experience...

Braai Area
WiFi
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DSTV
TV

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R500.0

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Ten on Malgas

Self Catering in Yzerfontein

Welcome to 10 on Malgas Self-Catering Accommodation in Yzerfontein.

Ground floor:
Sleeping 2 adults.
• A ground floo...

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R550.0

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Chez James

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Yzerfontein

Breathe in the fresh sea air and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of Chez James Self-Catering Apartment in Yzerfontein, ...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
Parking on Premises
DSTV

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R1100.0

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On The Beach

Self Catering in Yzerfontein

On The Beach is a double storey house on the beachfront overlooking the sea. There is a private walkway to the beach....

Braai Area
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DSTV

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R1300.0

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West Coast GuestHouse

Guest Houses, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Yzerfontein

Safe, secure & scenic. Less than 100m from the breathtaking Atlantic coastline. This place of peace is in a private n...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
Laundry facilities
Parking on Premises
Dishwasher
TV
WiFi
DSTV

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R2500.0

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The View Yzerfontein

Bed and Breakfast in Yzerfontein

Welcome to The View, a place, where you forget about time. The View is located in Yzerfontein, just 0.6 km from Lime ...

Braai Area
WiFi
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TV

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R1400.0

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Betta Sleep Overnight Rooms

Guest Houses in Yzerfontein

Betta Sleep Overnight Rooms is located in in the small harbour town of Yzerfontein, situated on the picturesque West ...

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R400.0

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Engelzicht Self Catering Beach Villa

Self Catering in Yzerfontein

EngelZicht is a beautiful double story house perfect for families. It has beautiful views of the harbour and ocean. A...

Swimming Pool
Full Kitchen
DSTV
Braai Area
Aircon
TV
Parking on Premises
Dishwasher

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R1800.0

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12 Main Road

Holiday Homes in Yzerfontein

The property comprises of 3 Double Bedrooms with Queen Size beds and one double Bunk Bed room, sleeping 2. There is ...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
TV
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R2000.0

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Belle Vue Self Catering

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Yzerfontein

Belle Vue Luxury Accommodation is ideal for 2 couples , families with children, as well as business travelers, and is...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
Laundry facilities
Parking on Premises
DSTV
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R1190.0

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By Grace Self Catering

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Yzerfontein

By Grace is a self-catering apartment located on the owner's property, situated in Yzerfontein.
This flat can accom...

Braai Area
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Full Kitchen

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R761.0

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Whale O 'A Time

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Yzerfontein

Situated along Yzerfontein’s unspoilt coastline, Whale O 'A Time offers an idyllic seaside getaway. It is a great cho...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
Laundry facilities
Parking on Premises
DSTV
TV

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R300.0

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Emmaus On Sea

Apartments, Self Catering in Yzerfontein

Emmaus-on-Sea offers you a choice of privacy or company, self-catering leisure at Yzerfontein on the Cape West Coast....

Braai Area
WiFi
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Parking on Premises
Full Kitchen
TV

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R1380.0

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The Lighthouse

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Yzerfontein

The Lighthouse is a perfect location for film and photo shoots in South Africa. Conveniently situated on the beach in...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
WiFi
Internet access

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R6700.0

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Gilbert's Gift

Self Catering in Yzerfontein

The Cape West Coast village of Yzerfontein is only 50 minutes drive from Cape Town, where Gilbert’s Gift has stunning...

Braai Area
DSTV
Full Kitchen
TV

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R2500.0

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Huis Nemesia

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Yzerfontein

We welcome you to House Nemesia overlooking the well-known bay of Yzerfontein and Meeurots. You will have the entire ...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
DSTV
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Dishwasher
TV

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R3500.0

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Maison De Yzer

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Yzerfontein

Situated in the Cape West Coast town of Yzerfontein, Maison de Yzer is a newly built and fully furnished holiday home...

Swimming Pool
Full Kitchen
TV
Braai Area
Dishwasher
Parking on Premises
DSTV

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R3950.0

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Zabdiel Self-Catering

Self Catering in Yzerfontein

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
Parking on Premises
Bar

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Kariza Self Catering Apartment

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Yzerfontein

Kariza is a self-catering flat located on the ground floor of the building which the owners reside in, situated next ...

TV

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R820.0

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Villa Tanteralie

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Yzerfontein

Villa Tanteralie is a self-catering apartment situated in Yzerfontein. The establishment is ideal for a family lookin...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
Parking on Premises
TV

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R920.0

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Sea Echo – Yzerfontein

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Yzerfontein

Sea Echo is a self-catering holiday house located in Yzerfontein, a small harbour town on the picturesque west coast ...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
TV

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R7380.0

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Rotsvas

Apartments, Self Catering in Yzerfontein

Braai Area
Pet Friendly
DSTV
Parking on Premises
Full Kitchen
TV

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R2800.0

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Wavescape House

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Yzerfontein

Light, spacious beach front home, situated in Yzerfontein on the pristine South African West coast. Wavescape House i...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen

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R7000.0

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Nemesia Flat for 2

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Yzerfontein

Located right above the Yzerfontein Harbor, guests of Nemesia Flat for 2 have amazing views of the Yzerfontein Bay, M...

Parking on Premises
Full Kitchen

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R720.0

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Zula Beach House

Apartments, Self Catering in Yzerfontein


Zula Beach house and cottage consists of a beautiful thatched property overlooking the sand dunes and vast bay of P...

Braai Area
WiFi
Internet access
Parking on Premises
Full Kitchen
Pet Friendly
DSTV

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White Sands Beach House

Self Catering in Yzerfontein

White Sands is a beautiful self-catering house with a contemporary style, situated right on the beach in Yzerfontein....

Swimming Pool
Parking on Premises
Full Kitchen
Braai Area
WiFi
Laundry facilities

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R8500.0

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90 Atlantic

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Yzerfontein

90 Atlantic Drive Yzerfontein is a fully furnished and equipped self-catering studio apartment with its own private e...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
TV
Parking on Premises
DSTV

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R325.0

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Cskulpie

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Yzerfontein

Cskulpie is a self-catering unit located in a secure complex, situated in Yzerfontein. This unit can accommodate 4 ad...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
Laundry facilities
Parking on Premises
DSTV
TV

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R1086.0

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Tweede Wind

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Yzerfontein

Tweede Wind Self-catering Holiday Apartment in the coastal town of Yzerfontein on the South African West Coast is own...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
TV
Parking on Premises
DSTV
WiFi
Internet access

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R580.0

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Rock Cottage Yzerfontein

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Yzerfontein

Set in the beautiful village of Yzerfontein, Rock Cottage is a beautifully styled self catering apartment. The views ...

Braai Area
Dishwasher
TV
Parking on Premises
DSTV
Full Kitchen
Laundry facilities

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R2500.0

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More info about Yzerfontein

Yzerfontein is in the Western Cape Province, a tiny tranquil seaside town on the West coast of South Africa about 80 kms north of Cape Town.

The unspoilt fishing village is on a rocky cape overlooking a harbour on the Atlantic Ocean. With endless pristine beaches, it is famous for having the longest uninterrupted sandy beach on South Africa’s coast.

The Sixteen Mile Beach is like a surreal dream, huge, wild and disappearing away into the distance. The views of the Atlantic sea are especially beautiful from the West Coast, shifting from purple to deep blue and turquoise.

In recent years, Yzerfontein has transformed from a small fishing village into a prime investment area. It is conveniently near Cape Town , the wine farms of the Darling area,  and the windsurfing mecca of Langebaan.

Yzerfontein has wonderful holiday homes and is a magnet for fishermen, birders and surfers. It is great for whale and dolphin viewing. However, Yzerfontein is still rural enough to see the occasional ostrich wander through the tiny town or a dassie sunning itself on the road.

The climate is mediterranean, influenced by the Benguela current.  Summers are warm  (average 27 degrees) , and winters cool (average 13 degrees.). Summers are dry, bright and sunny,  and rain falls in winter. The vegetation is Cape Dune Strandveld and Coastal Sand Fynbos.

 

Things to do

The first stop after turning off the main road is the Yzerfontein West Coast Farmstall. The farm stall is unique - it has a drive-through and also houses big cats - lions and tigers. It has a restaurant, shop, aviary and indigenous nursery.

Further along the road are National Monuments, the two historic lime kilns used by the Dutch East India Company in the late 1600s to produce lime for whitewashing walls. The road continues past salt pans to the north before reaching the wonderfully clean and bright town of Yzerfontein.

Cultural Activities

An Art Route map from the info centre lists the local venues. There is a daily 2-hour tour at the nearby !Kwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre showing interesting insights into South Africa’s early inhabitants, the San people. It includes a game drive and visit to a typical San village. The centre has a restaurant where Eland (our largest buck species) meat can be sampled.

Rocking the Daisies is one of the biggest music festivals in the country, held every year in early spring at the Cloof Wine Estate in Darling .

West Coast Wildflowers

The spectacular natural phenomenon of the wildflowers happens in spring, in August and September.

A billion wildflowers burst into bloom along the West Coast,creating  vast drifts of vibrant colour across the landscape. This glorious display attracts visitors from far and wide.

The Tienie Versfeld wildflower reserve in Darling is worth visiting during springtime to see the masses of colours produced by wildflowers.

Yzerfontein celebrates a beer festival, the Oktoberfest, in its own style. The event takes place annually at Yzerfontein ’s Sports  Club.

Game Drives and Boat Trips

Game drives are offered at Burgherspost Estate  and the Buffelsfontein Nature Reserve  to see members of the Big Five  -  Lion, Rhino and Buffalo.

One can take boat trips to Dassen Island,  10kms offshore. The island is a Nature Reserve and part of an underground mountain chain that protrudes only 10ms above sea level. It has a large tortoise population and the African penguin and white pelican breed here.

West Coast Fossil Park

The Park has daily tours of ancient fossils found here, 5 million years old from the Pliocene Epoch,  including bones of sabre-toothed cats, African bears and short-necked giraffes.

Visitors are given an opportunity to sift through to find fossils. There is a tearoom, and cycling and hiking trails .

Beaches and Activities

The main Yzerfontein beach has Blue Flag Status and looks onto a big shallow bay frequented by people paddling, swimming, body boarding, surfing and kite surfing .

Yzerfontein has a fun, easy walking route along the beachfront,  traversing rocky outcrops . The route passes a blowhole,  interesting rock formations, cliffs and ancient shell middens.

For hikers the Darling Stagger is a 3 day 25km slack-packing hike beginning at the !Kwa Ttu Centre with 3 separate routes, one ending at Yzerfontein.

The nearby town of Darling has a 9-hole golf course and all are welcome.

The pristine Sixteen Mile Beach separates Yzerfontein from the West Coast National Park in the north. There are dunes 60ms high.

The small cove of Smoedbaai, south of Yzerfontein, is a kitesurfing spot for intermediate and advanced kite surfers.

The West Coast National Park

An unspoilt reserve  15 minutes from  Yzerfontein, the park is a great place for cycling, mountain biking and swimming in the warm waters of the indigo lagoon. The Park also organises a 30 kms wilderness hike .

The waves alongside Yzerfontein’ Schaap Eiland (Sheep Island) are popular with surfers.

Wine tasting

Four wineries along the short 27km drive to Darling are the Cloof, Darling Cellars, Groote Post and Ormonde Vineyards, open Monday to Saturday. The historic Groote Post is also open on Sundays and has a restaurant.

Where to Eat

Yzerfontein has 4 restaurants.

Kaijaiki Country Inn has a restaurant (closed on Thursdays) with various fish and game main dishes. A speciality is the Dutch Bitterballen starter.

Strandkombuis (Beach Kitchen), an open air restaurant with a limited menu, specialises in  Snoek, a local fish that flourishes here.

The West Coast Farm Stall has home cooked meals, and a buffet breakfast over the weekends priced by weight!  Their flagship dish is Tripe & Trotters. Speciality breads and preserves are available in the shop.

Die Rooi Granaat (Red Pomegranate), a favourite with the locals due to the warm ambience and excellent food, has a limited menu and is only open in the evenings.

Where to Stay

There are impressive guest houses perched overlooking the ocean and a wide range of holiday homes available. There are country inns, guest houses and farms, and immaculate self catering cottages. The beautiful architecture and interior design of the West Coast is unique to the place and reflects the beauty and simplicity of the surrounding landscape.

Transport

Car Rental

Cars can be booked in Cape Town or Langebaan. Car rentals can be arranged online.

Taxis

There are no taxis in Yzerfontein, but some tour operators offer shuttle services between the airport and Yzerfontein.

Yzerfontein is about an hour’s drive from Cape Town along the R27.

Did you know?

Yzerfontein offers free Wi-Fi to all visitors.

The lighthouse off the coast and on Dassen Island is 28m in height, and has a resident Lighthouse Keeper. The bright lamp can sometimes be seen in Cape Town on clear evenings.

In the late 1600s, salt was collected by the Dutch East India Company from the pans inland of Yzerfontein.

The Yzerfontein residents are so proud of their town that they have an official coat of arms!

Recent archaeological finds at the Yzerfontein harbour have attracted the attention of the Cape Town University and two American Universities.

Roughly 60% of all line fish caught on the west coast is landed in and around the Yzerfontein bay.

The Bokbaai vygie (Buck Bay daisy) is endemic to the area and hard to miss, they are bright mauve.