Activities and Information



Yzerfontein is situated approximately 80kms outside Cape Town, just off the R27 on the West Coast. The village is in close proximity to Churchaven, the Langebaan Lagoon, and the picturesque fishing village of Paternoster. Many surfers, wind surfers and fishermen visit Yzerfontein all year round.

The West Coast National Park, which includes the Langebaan Lagoon and its abundant bird life, as well as the Buffelsfontein Game and Nature Reserve are a 15 minute car drive from Yzerfontein. The nature reserve is home to a wide variety of antelopes, giraffes, zebras and buffalos.

The !Khwa Ttu Cultural and Education Centre for San Culture is also close to Yzerfontein. Here the San people, the first inhabitants of Southern Africa and one of the oldest cultures in the world, still produce handicrafts and articles used in everyday living.

The West Coast winelands are also close-by and offer great value wines. The picturesque Victorian town of Darling, which hosts annual flowers shows and which is also home to South African satirical legend Pieter Dirk-Uys and his theatrical events, is only 30 minutes away.

An hour’s drive from Yzerfontein is the famous West Coast Fossil Park, where tours are organised on a daily basis. 


Yzerfontein’s sandy white beach stretches about 30km, all the way to the barrier to the Langebaan Lagoon. To the south of Schaap Island there’s the sandy Pearl Bay Beach. Because of the powerful Atlantic current, Yzerfontein is a prime surfing spot.

Activities in and around Yzerfontein

  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Fishing and crayfish netting
  • Water sports: kayaking, surfing, windsurfing, body boarding, safe swimming, diving, snorkeling
  • Nature: whale watching, spring wild flowers, nature reserves, bird watching
  • Museums
  • Fossils
  • Art galleries
  • Wine estates and wine-tasting
  • Theatre

Restaurants in or near Yzerfontein

  • Beaches Restaurant (Seafood, Steak and Chicken) : 022 4512200
  • Meeurots Restaurant (Seafood, Pizza, Steak) : 022 4512608
  • Strandkombuis (Seafood) : 0825759683
  • The Boathouse Coffee Shop (Breakfast and Light Lunches) : 022 4512200
  • Whale Tale Studio Café (Coffee Shop and Light Lunches) : 0836702495
  • Die Rooi Granaat (Fillet, Oxtail, Greek Lamb, Curry, Fillet) : 0729019133

Emergency Numbers

Ambulance (Emergency First Choice Medics) : 083 3167607 or 073 1452582
Police: 10111
Yzerfontein Armed Response : 022 451 2747
Doctor : Dr Lindie Walters 022 4512941
Municipality : 022 4512366
Water : 022 451 2366
Sewerage : 022 451 2366