Located an hour’s drive north of Cape Town, Yzerfontein is a tranquil sea-side West Coast village providing memorable, relaxed escapes for families, romantics, groups and individuals amidst beautiful, natural outdoors and vast stretches of beach.
Sometimes spelt ‘Ysterfontein’, Yzerfontein – or ‘iron fountain’ in Afrikaans, as a town started out when a farm of the same name was bought by the Katz-family in the 1930s. Today, it’s a popular tourism destination with a spa, coffee shop, pharmacy and many restaurants.
Climate-wise, expect year-round sunshine and mild winters where pleasant daytime temperatures seldom fall below 10º C. It has been described as a local steppe climate.
As a coastal town, Yzerfontein is also well-known for its snoek and crayfish – making it ideal for fishing – even as a sport. Fishing is just one of the many things one can enjoy in this tranquil town. Think hiking and MTB trails, water sports, nature walks, horse riding, photography, wine and olive farm tours and many other pastime activities.
The Yzerfontein Accommodation Group actually has some of the best accommodation offerings in the town. Below is an excellent selection of the self-catering holiday apartments they have for those travelling as families, large groups or as romantic couples.
Your hosts have also put in place various COVID-19 protocols to ensure your safety while staying at any of their establishments. Should you also need anything, their team are always on hand to assist you to make your Yzerfontein holiday a memorable one.
All their properties have reliable fibre internet, making them ideal for any remote working amidst great surroundings.
Sleeping up to eight people, their Atlantic 62 offering is an award-winning, fully-furnished, luxury self-catering home that lies on a cliff-top within Yzerfontein’ s safe nature conservation area. It contains spacious two en-suite double bedrooms with private walk-out patios while the other two bedrooms have two single beds each with direct access to the lounge and dining area. Read more HERE.
Located a 2-minute walk to the water’s edge, the Atlantica is designed for extended family or group vacations to the West Coast. This self-catering home away from home offers superior quality, style and comfort for up to 16 guests in eight bedrooms. Read more HERE.
Casa Blanco is a self-catering flat, located on the ground floor of an establishment in Kapokbos Crescent in Yzerfontein. It is designed for two adults sharing with one child and comes with a full en-suite bathroom and a fully-equipped open-plan kitchen and lounge area. Read more HERE.
While staying in the lovely white wooden beach house – the Casa Tierra, you can expect to unwind and forgot the worries of city life. This self-catering house can accommodate eight guests in five beds. Amenities include a fully-equipped open-plan kitchen, a dining space and lounge area that opens up to a covered patio. There is an indoor braai/entertainment room with large windows that provides a wraparound view of the area. Read more HERE.
With the ability to accommodate up to 17 guests in 10 comfortable bedrooms, the Island View offering also offers uninterrupted views of the Atlantic Ocean and Yzerfontein. Amenities include a large open-plan kitchen, dining and living areas, a spacious balau deck with a built-in braai and a pool as well as a bar and large indoor fireplace. Read more HERE.
The Kariza is a light and airy self-catering apartment with everything you might need for memorable self-catering stays. Read our review HERE. Accommodating three adult guests, this comfortable apartment allows for easy living with all the necessities including a dishwasher, microwave, and full Wi-Fi and DSTV. Read more HERE.
Located just a minute walk from the beach, Paradise Found enjoys stunning uninterrupted views of the Atlantic Ocean, Dassen Island and the adjacent fynbos greenbelt. Expect three elegant bedrooms that can sleep up to six guests as well as all the amenities you might need for a relaxed Yzerfontein holiday. Read more HERE.
As the name suggests, Seehuis is located on the beach far away from the stresses of the modern world. The house can accommodate up to eight guests in five bedrooms – making it ideal for families and groups. It also comes with all the amenities you might need for a comfortable, memorable holiday. Read more HERE.
With a similar offering, The Yellow Door, however, accommodates seven people. Expect a fully-equipped, modern home with sun-filled rooms and dream bedrooms – all opening up on a patio (upstairs) and a lawn (downstairs) overlooking a natural fynbos area. Read more HERE.
Accommodating a maximum of 10 guests in six bedrooms, the Toversee is designed for tasteful travellers. This state-of-the-art beach house boasts with furniture from Weylandts, cutlery from Caroll Boyes, pottery from Antjie Newton, art, percale linen, down pillows and duvets. The result is a contemporary, casual-yet-sophisticated beach-house. Read more HERE.