Welcome to Yzerfontein on the Atlantic Ocean
Wild flowers in Yzerfontein September 2004
Quick Phone Guide

Dial code 022

Tourist Bureau
451 2366
Municipal Office
451 2366
Emergency Services
489 9479
Harbour Master
451 2553
Residents Association
451 2735
Urban Conservancy
451 2747

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Route 27

Explore the SA
West Coast


West Coast

Yzerfontein is the most southern fishing village on the west coast of Africa.

Enjoy watching Southern Right and Humpbacked whales during spring.
whales during spring

Yzerfontein is a fishing village on the West Coast of Africa, near Cape Town in South Africa along Route 27.

The lovely unspoiled stretches of beaches and abundance of sea life and flora has made it one of the west coast's favourite holiday destinations and the travellers doorstep to the African West Coast.

Yzerfontein offers plenty for the nature lover, with long walks along Yzerfontein Beach to view whales, coastal birds and flora, fields of wild flowers during spring and visits to the West Coast National Park.

Animals that may be seen in reserves around Yzerfontein are: eland, bontebok, kudu, gemsbok, springbok, wildbeest, steenbok, duiker, hartebeest, Cape mountain zebra, rooikat (caracal) african wild cat, genet, bat eared fox.

The Cape West Coast supports a rich diversity of birds and Yzerfontein is little standveld birding haven with Crowned Cormorant, African Black Oystercatcher and Bank Cormorant to enjoy viewing and is close to Silwerstroomstrand also on The Cape Birding Route.

Dassen Island is also nearby with its renowned colony of African penquins (Spheniscus demersus).The only penguin species that breeds in Africa.

The nearby West Coast Fossil Park boasts a large collection of extinct animal fossils, showcasing life in the area 5 million years ago.

There is a slipway at the harbour and fishermen angle from rock and boat. Fishing boats cause great excitement when the fish has been plentiful and the boats come home laden with snoek (barricuda), the traditional food of the Cape West Coast.

There are many other activities to enjoy in Yzerfontein including skiing, windsurfing, surfing, kiting, hiking, whalewatching and swimming.

There are many restaurants for dining in Yzerfontein and nearby Darling and in Langebaan there is also a Dance Club and Casino at Club Mykonos.

Have a look at the Lime Kilns as you drive towards Yzerfontein from Route 27.

There is a caravan park where you can pitch a tent and it's right next to the sea.

Visit Yzerfontein's saltpans, where high quality salt was mined for Cape Industry.

Bloubergstrand is just 30 minutes drive away with shopping malls, cinema's and a lovely beachfront.

Enjoy a drive to Darling (10 minutes) and see world famous Pieter-Dirk Uys as Tannie Evita live at The Perron Theatre.

Langebaan is also 30 minutes away and offers a variety of watersports and restaurants on the lagoon.

Delicious seafood Yzerfontein

Beaches Restaurant
& The Boathouse

451 2200

Boere Cuisine

451 2340

451 2858

451 2608

Pick A Pizza
451 2526

(booking essential)
082 575 9683

451 2851

Vyge Valley
Farm Bistro

492 2586

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Dassen Island

West Coast
Fossil Park

South African
National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)


Cape West Coast Biosphere Reserve

Town of Darling

Kitesurfing Holidays & Kiteboarding Vacations

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