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Places of Interest in and around Yzerfontein
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. A tradiitonal South African meal can be enjoyed at the Geelbek Restaurant inside the nature reserve.
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 boasts lovey wine farms. In Langebaan (30 minutes away) there is a Dance Club and Casino at Club Mykonos. Langebaan being a great spot for watersports and dining out.
The Cape West Coast supports a rich diversity of birds and Yzerfontein is home to the Crowned Cormorant, African Black Oystercatcher and Bank Cormorant. Viewing points in the West Coast Nature Reserve are a splendid way to enjoy the bird life of the area. 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.
Have a look at the Lime Kilns as you drive towards Yzerfontein from Route 27.
Bloubergstrand is just 30 minutes drive away with shopping malls, cinema's and a lovely beachfront.
Enjoy a drive to Darling (15 minutes) and see world famous Pieter-Dirk Uys as Tannie Evita live at The Perron Theatre.