About Yzerfontein, S.Africa
The famous 16-Mile unspoilt beach of Yzerfontein has made it one of the West Coast's favourite holiday and wedding venue destinations. Yzerfontein is a small fishing village and known as the Gateway to the West Coast. The main beach is large and popular amongst visitors. It is the longest stretch of uninterrupted coastline in South Africa. The sea is crystal clear, deservedly earning the beach its Blue Flag status. Yzerfontein derived its name from the iron deposits found in the river. The town is un-commercialised and has a few B&B's, restaurants, a handful of businesses and no hotels. Until 1979, the residents did not even want electricity in their towns as they wanted to keep it as untouched as possible. Yzerfontein is fast becoming renowned for kitesurfing, with suitable wind conditions along the coast and is one of the best places for beginners. The best months for kitesurfing are from November to April. This spot works perfectly on a SW or NW and produces some amazing swell, the waves are quite predictable and are good for wave riding. This spot gets very gusty on a SE. If you go further down the beach, the wind conditions become cleaner.
Traveling to Yzerfontein, S.Africa
The Cape Town International Airport is approximately 98km from Yzerfontein. Car Rentals are available at the airport.
Facilities At Yzerfontein, S.Africa
There are ablutions available at the shop near the car park. There are many activities available such as windsurfing, surfing, kitesurfing, hiking, whale watching and swimming. Stay clear of the swimming area as there are no life guards on duty. Die Strandkombuis Restaurant is recommended in Yzerfontein, otherwise Langebaan has a Dance Club and Casino at Club Mykonos. Blouberg is a mere 30 minute drive south with shopping malls and restaurants and Langebaan is a 30 minute drive north and offers a variety of kite schools and restaurants on the lagoon. The Harbour View Self Catering or Die Strandkombuis B&B are recommended for accommodation.