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Yzerfontein is the perfect destination when visiting the West Coast as it is located within a radius of Darling, Langebaan, Saldanha, Game and Nature reserves.
Yzerfontein is a historic coastal town with salt pans from where salt was shipped to Cape Town during the early years of the establishment as the Cape as a settlement area.
Just outside of the town are authentic lime burners which are a unique tourist attraction.
Situated on the Flower Route, Yzerfontein is a convenient stay over during the spring Flower Festival months. The fields are famous for its vygies and the marshes for arum lilies and a multitude of flora and fauna.
There are various activities and tourist attractions are available. Yzerfontein is a favourite for visitors such as surfers, hikers, whale and birdwatchers. Whale watching is a highlight during the warm summer season. The lime cliffs provide a magnificent view to watch these magnificent giant fish of the ocean.
For self caterer’s, Yzerfontein has a local supermarket and very good restaurants in and around Yzerfontein and Darling. There are wine farms and an olive farm to be visited on your way to Darling only 15-20 minutes drive from Yzerfontein.
Just outside of town is the fish market where snoek is available as the boats come from the local harbour.
The West Coast Nature Reserve, Buffelsfontein Game Reserve and the Khwattu San Cultural Centre is in a radius of 16 km.
Most restaurants in Yzerfontein are walking distance from Gegund, but if you feel like taking a drive there are some very exquisite restaurants in and around Yzerfontein, from fine dining to more relaxed light lunches. For the connoisseur, Yzerfontein is surrounded by wine farms and an olive farm. Yzerfontein is only a couple of minutes' drive away from Darling where the famous wild flower festival is being held.
If you are planning to explore the West Coast, then staying in Yzerfontein is perfect, because it is so close to other West Coast towns frequently visited by tourists, such as Langebaan and Saldanha. It is also around the corner from the Buffelsfontein Game Reserve and Khwa ttu San Cultural Centre.