Yzerfontein is a prime example of the charming villages with idyllic seaside atmospheres that South Africa’s West Coast is renowned for. As expected, life in Yzerfontein revolves predominantly around the ocean and beachfront. Yzerfontein offers residents and visitors scenic environments and lives up to its motto "Mares didat, flores decorant" meaning "the sea nourishes, the flowers adorn".

Properties in Yzerfontein are accompanied by spectacularly beautiful natural environments and easily compete with some of the most sought-after Western Cape properties available.  While this West Coast town may be considered relatively small in comparison to cities in the Western Cape, properties in Yzerfontein are plentiful and diverse, offering real estate seekers with a plethora of opportunities. 

Much like Darling and Grotto Bay, Yzerfontein house options vary greatly, ranging from modest yet luxurious cluster homes to six-bedroom mansions. Residents are given peace of mind when leaving their properties due to the superior lock-up-and-go facilities that many of Yzerfontein’s houses are fitted with, which suits the holiday atmosphere of this town. 

While flats and apartments for sale in Yzerfontein are rarer than houses, they also make excellent holiday homes or permanent residences. Flats are typically well appointed and offer superb views of the beach. Those visiting Yzerfontein on holiday also have the choice of house and apartment rentals. 

There is still much room for development in Yzerfontein, a relatively small town, and thus Pam Golding Properties offers a variety of smallholdings and vacant land options. Property buyers seeking an exclusive lifestyle should also consider Jakkelsfontein Nature Reserve, which offers a number of expansive houses. 

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Offering a tranquil setting, Yzerfontein is an oasis comprising long stretches of powder-white beaches and indigenous flora. One of the town’s most popular attractions is the renowned 16 Mile Beach, which offers incomparable panoramas of the Atlantic Ocean. 



The natural environment is brimming with activities catering to all types of residents and visitors. Whether you enjoy spending a day relaxing on the beach front or prefer to feel adrenaline rushing through your veins, buying property for sale in Yzerfontein is an excellent decision for those who want to be immersed in nature. Nature lovers can walk along the long stretches of beach with the chance of seeing whales and dolphins as well as fields of wild flowers and coastal birds. 



Attractions in and around Yzerfontein include the Darling Wine Route, West Coast Fossil Park and West Coast National Park. Yzerfontein has a selection of restaurants including the Beaches Restaurant, which overlooks the 16 Mile Beach and offers a wide range of South African and seafood dishes, desserts and a local wine selection.  



Popular activities in Yzerfontein are kite and windsurfing, while other water sports include canoeing, kayaking, and surfing. Keeping with the aquatic theme, fishing is excellent and patient residents will find themselves rewarded with a good catch.  

Living in Yzerfontein

Areas near to Yzerfontein

Darling, Langebaan, Shelley Point, Velddrif,


Those choosing to raise children in this distinctly non-urban environment will be pleased to know that there is a shuttle to Darling College, which provides primary level education, as well as Darling Primary School. Other options in the area include Grootberg NGK Primary School, not far from Yzerfontein.


With relatively convenient access to Netcare private hospital in Table View, property buyers can rest assured that medical services are easily available. Yzerfontein has a wonderful and dedicated doctor in the area, and the First Choice Medical response team offers excellent service in case of emergencies. Additionally, there is a small local pharmacy.


Although Yzerfontein is a small fishing village, it offers almost all the amenities and services one would require.  The local Spar Superette provides fresh fruit and vegetables, freshly baked bread and buns and other groceries. There are also various coffee shops, restaurants and gift shops in Yzerfontein that will satisfy a variety of tastes. The Shell Garage sells diesel and petrol and also has a small convenience store. 


The easiest route to get to Yzerfontein from Cape Town is along the West Coast Road R27. For those coming from Paarl or Stellenbosch, the most suitable route is through Malmesbury and Darling on the R315. Additionally, Yzerfontein is only 98km from Cape Town International Airport.

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius