Yzerfontein, a 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. The turn-off to Yzerfontein is well signposted and the road immediately hints at the interesting nature of this coastal village. The 9 km stretch to the town offers a couple of quirky stops for refreshments and the white lime kilns on the sides of the road never fail to pique people’s interest. A slight rise before the entrance to the town gives one expansive views of 16 Mile Beach which stretches all the way to the northern tip of the West Coast Nature Reserve and is the longest uninterrupted beach on the South African coastline. Looking south, is the famous view of Table Mountain in the distance.
Yzerfontein is a unique destination, and not only because of the spectacular seascapes, wild fynbos and wildflowers; the entire town is a designated conservancy where man and nature live in harmony. Raised walkways, well-defined walking paths and accessible beaches allow visitors to explore almost every inch of this magnificent coastline. The cold Benguela current delivers bracingly cold water, but this does not deter regular swimmers, surfers and almost every other water sport.
Yzerfontein is a popular holiday resort for many reasons, come and enjoy the warm hospitality of our West Coast town.