Karen Schräder

Owner & Founder

Our Story

Moving to Yzerfontein was a turning point in the life of me and my husband, Izak, in 2012 as we started a new part of our life together after both losing our spouses to cancer. We got married after 3 months of knowing one another and chose at the time a very slow Yzerfontein as our new home – fulfilling my wish to own a guest apartment on the West Coast and my husband’s dream to stay in Yzerfontein. Marketing Kariza, our apartment, as a cute and cozy getaway destination for 2 was the first step of a quickly expanding business.

Yzerfontein Accommodation was founded formally in 2016 and is a family owned business built on openness, consistency, and loyalty. We cultivate personal, intimate relationships with the locals to personalize your experience when offering holiday accommodation and getaway packages at a wide range of quality properties in all price ranges.

Our passion in not only sharing the beautiful town of Yzerfontein and surrounds with our guests but also empowering locals by creating jobs and skills development in the broader West Coast. Success for us is to be part of a big drive to open the West Coast to national and international tourism by creating a unique experience which only the West Coast can provide!

Our Awards

Yzerfontein Accommodation received the Yzerfontein Tourism award for “The Resident or Company who makes a difference that benefits Tourism” in 2021.

The award represents any person or business who helps to make Yzerfontein more attractive for Tourists such as regular and prominent marketing, who offers an unusual product to visitors, or arranging or advertising events and festivals.

Explore some of the accommodation options that Yzerfontein Accommodation has to offer.

Our Team

We have since been joined by Mariaan (Reservations Manager / Consultant), Kyal (Establishment Manager / Consultant), Rentia (Digital Marketing), Melanie (Research and Administration ), Lerouxna (Jacobsbaai Portfolio / Consultant) and Pierre-Louis (Social Media) who are also passionate about the West Coast and making sure that we bring you the best options and most accurate information to secure that special time away with us. Their efforts and skills are focused on sharing with you what all the establishments, restaurants and local experiences can offer to make your stay a memorable and heartfelt family affair!