The seaside village of Yzerfontein lies 85km north of Cape Town on the R27. Snuggled between Cape Town and Langebaan, Yzerfontein is the perfect base from which to explore the many attractions of the Cape West Coast.

Yzerfontein is best described as a beach paradise where warm, lazy days stretch into long, pleasurable evenings. It is here that R&R and adventure abound in equal proportions. It is known for its natural beauty, vast stretches of beach and tranquility, and its tradition of warmth and hospitality. It also has a unique 16 Mile Beach, the longest uninterrupted sandy beach on the South African coastline! 

Adventures await you here! Whale watching and dolphin watching, bird watching, mountain biking, scenic drives and day tours, as well as hiking and water sports such as skiing, sailing, surfing and angling are all on offer. Taste the local snoek (barracuda) and crayfish (lobster) and visit the small craft harbour to see both leisure and commercial boats.

The bay is the annual springtime destination for Southern Right Whales (August to November) who find their way down from the cold Antarctic to calve. Visitors can view these magnificent mammals frolicking close to shore from a number of vantage points.

Year-round sunshine seldom gives way to cooler winter temperatures and makes the village a favourite spot for surfers and sun lovers.

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