Yzerfontein also adds to the list of quaint and unmistakably tranquil West Coast fishing towns, with a charm and character of its own. You can expect interesting flora and fauna, including diverse birdlife and sea life. It’s also no surprise that the area proves to be a hotspot for many local artists who capitalise on the stunning views of the natural environment.
The village is located about 85km north of the city of Cape Town and is home to notable natural attractions such as the Schaapeiland Trail, the Bokbaaivygie flower trail and breath-taking views of the Atlantic Ocean, among others. Yzerfontein also encapsulates its own heritage, with several points of great historical significance. These include the old Fish House as well as the lime kilns that were traditionally utilised to manufacture quicklime for construction purposes.
Approximately 70km from Cape Town up the R27, or main West Coast road, you will find the Khwattu San Culture and Education Centre catering for the most amazing guided tours of the local lifestyle and hotspots.
In addition to wildlife such as kudu, gemsbok, zebra and others you can look out for several private nature reserves. Residents of Yzerfontein properties and visitors can enjoy foot safaris, traditional hiking, and 4X4 trails. Bird watching, fishing, collecting mussels, catching crayfish, small craft boating, jet skis, body boarding and leisurely walks along the pristine beaches, make Yzerfontein the perfect ‘holiday setting’ for holidaymakers, retirees and even permanent residents to enjoy.
The town offers star graded accommodation including established B&B and other accommodation. This also points to the investment value in purchasing Yzerfontein property for commercial use or to let out seasonally or permanently.
Tourism is a major contributor to activity in Yzerfontein as it is home to one of the most diverse array of wildflowers each season, among other major attractions.
The beach-vacation climate and tranquil atmosphere also provides the perfect getaway for relaxation or fun! During vacation time many Yzerfontein houses seamlessly convert into B&B’s to generate extra cash, actually making Yzerfontein properties for sale great investments and fantastic holiday homes. The leisurely and relaxed lifestyle makes
Yzerfontein property offers some of the most sought after Cape coastal real estate for individuals and even retirees, while the small population also promises a family friendly community.
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Beautiful yarn store in Yzerfontein catering to yarnies, beginners and more - supporting local fibre artists
Fresh Elephant or “Giant” Garlic
Packed in resealable 250 g packets
Preserved Elephant or “Giant” Garlic
Preserved with a twist of chilli or rosemary
Fresh or pickled chillies
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Penny gum bunch
We supply Penny gum bunches for weddings and functions
Packed in 1 kg netted bags
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Sat 09:30 am – 14:00 pm
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Yzerfontein is the sleepy seaside-sister of the very endearing West Coast village of Darling. Both these settlements stand astraddle-astride with one foot in the sea and the other in Renosterbos sand. Just over an hour’s drive from Cape Town and within easy reach of its interior-neighbouring towns, Yzerfontein is a popular weekend and holiday destination. It consists of many holiday homes located around a beautiful bay with long stretches of white sandy beaches and the natural fynbos adds to the tranquillity of the scenic, unspoilt environment. In spring, the veld bursts into a kaleidoscope of colour – truly a feast to the eye.
The West Coast is renowned for its fertile fishing grounds and fishing culture. The village has a small harbour and the bay provides more than enough space for various kinds of fishing and boating. On weekends and over holidays when the weather permits fun in the sun, the strand is inundated with jet skis, kite boarders, surfers, kayakers, sunbathers and swimmers. Those who like a brisk walk while enjoying the boisterously blue hues of a seaside view will love the approximately 25-kilometre stretch all the way upto Posberg where you will find Pearl Bay beach with a wonderful view of Table Mountain.
This part of shoreline bordering the Atlantic Ocean ranks as one of the most popular coastal property belts for holidaymakers, retired residents and those who prefer to work from home or commute to the Mother City or surrounding towns for work. Yzerfontein offers basic facilities, convenience stores and restaurants. Other amenities are within easy reach in its neighbouring villages and towns. Local commercial fishermen catch snoek and yellowtail in season and contribute to the West Coast economy well known for its seafood, fish and crayfish. The people are wonderfully warm and always ready to welcome visitors at a number of open-air beach restaurants for an unsurpassed dining experience: seafood fresh from the sea, cooked on open fires while you enjoy the view.
Yzerfontein nestles alongside the West Coast National Park, about 70 kilometres north of Cape Town on the R27/West Coast Road. Close offshore is Dassen Island with a working lighthouse and home to many species of seabirds, penguins and Cape Fur Seals.
About 28 kilometres south of Yzerfontein, Jakkalsfontein offers nature lovers even more property options closer to Cape Town. Jakkalsfontein is the winner of 3 prestigious awards, including the National Premium Award for Integrated Environmental Planning and Management. Ongoing conservation programmes ensure that this exclusive green portfolio is well maintained and preserved. Title of individual properties is freehold with an undivided share in the private coastal nature reserve.
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The dream of residential and commercial solar energy in the Western Cape was once out of reach for most South Africans – but now, times have changed. Since prices of solar panels and inverters have dropped dramatically over the last few years. With tax and utility incentives, a home or business off grid solar power system has become achievable for the majority of people in the West Coast.
Our mission is to serve the community by offering the best products, at the best price, installed to the highest possible industry standards.
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Blake Family Wines is a boutique winery in the scenic Yzerfontein, alongside the Cape West Coast. Owners Andries & Marinda Blake have a commitment to quality and are passionate about crafting exceptional wines.
Blake Family Wines produce premium wines in limited quantities under the “Blake’s” brand and a lifestyle range called “16 Mile Beach”. They nurture their wines and create gems – this philosophy has led to naming their two flag ship blends after semi-precious stones – Amethyst and Tourmaline. The Swartland terroir has proven to be ideal for the cultivation of bush vine vineyards and for crafting exceptional wines.
The 16 Mile Beach range is named after the 16 Mile Beach in Yzerfontein which is the longest uninterrupted stretch of beach in South Africa.
Winemaker, Andries is an acclaimed, seasoned winemaker with more than three decades of vintages under his belt. Notably the Swartland region as he has been a wine maker in the Swartland since 1995. His knowledge of the terroir of the Swartland enables him to source top quality grapes from selected vineyards from the heart of the Swartland. Andries prefers to make blends - “Blends is an art form where a wine maker can showcase flair and skill. Blended wines give you a much more complex wine as one can use the best qualities of different cultivars to create a superb wine" says Andries.
Marinda, with extensive experience in the wine industry is responsible for Exports and Logistics. Son, Van der Bijl Blake has recently joined the husband and wife duo and is responsible for national marketing and running “House of Blake’s” in Yzerfontein.
The small winery in Yzerfontein, called “House of Blake’s” has opened its doors to the public in December 2020. Visitors can enjoy a wine tasting, have a delectable hand-crafted pizza, or simply build their own platter to enjoy.
The Blake’s are passionate about producing quality products bearing their name. They have all the building blocks – the experience, knowing the terroir extremely well, passion and the drive to create gems.
“We live by the currents, plan by the tides and follow the sun”.
What is Pewter?
Metal embossing or Pewter Repousse (French) is an ancient art form used to impart a design upon malleable metal sheets. Suitable metals include pewter, aluminum or copper.
What we offer:
Includes the following:
A5 piece of pewter
A6 144pg hardcover book
Tools, patina, polish & consumables will be provided
Pewter Classes: (3hrs), Tuesdays - Tuersdays 14:00-17:00 & Saturdays 10:00 - 13:00
Packages available for special events! Get 5+ friends and I we do the traveling in radius of 100km of Yzerfontein
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A rustic diamond on the wild and beautiful West Coast of South Africa, Strandkombuis is set between a nature reserve and the beach; offering accommodation, a restaurant, a venue for weddings and events, a base for tourism, sports, recreation, and more...
A variety of Tasty sauces, pesto's, syrups for delicious desserts, cooking sauces, pasta sauces, pour over sauces, dried fruits and honey.
We also have our famous ‘Jan Braai’ potjie and basting sauces. Yum!!
All within the Paxton Centre, Yzerfontein