Jewel on the West Coast

Yzerfontein History

Yzerfontein benchThis tranquil seaside village lies 85km north of Cape Town on the R27.
Yzerfontein is renowned for its unspoilt beaches, including the pristine 16-Mile Beach which stretches all the way to Postberg Nature Reserve within the West Coast National Park.

Yzerfontein’s small craft harbour is a fishermans’s haven. It is well known for its snoek and crayfish – some 60% of all the line fish caught on the West Coast is landed here, providing an income to many local inhabitants.

In the spring the veld and dunes in and around the village are a spectacular sight with their masses of brightly coloured indigenous flowers.

The bay is also a favoured destination for whales in the spring. These graceful giants of the ocean come into the bay to calve. Visitors can watch from a number of vantage points while the whales play in the sea close inshore.

Cleanest Town in South Africa


Originally laid out and developed by Abraham Katz in 1936, the village of Yzerfontein has remained a popular holiday resort. Over the years, it has gradually grown and we can now offer visitors a wide rande of accommodation, restaurants and things to do. We look forward to your visit.

Mare didat, flores decorant.The sea nourishes, the flowers adorn

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