The West Coast – Yzerfontien and Blaauwberg

Yzerfontien is a small fishing village situated on the west coast, washed by the cold Atlantic Ocean, it is approximately one hour’s drive from Cape Town.

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This village has approximately 10 000 permanent residents.  In holiday season there are are thousands more visitors, drawn by the beautiful beaches and fishing.  Up until 1937 Yzerfontien was still a farm. In 1989 it was given a Local Council and became a town.

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The views of the Atlantic Ocean are breathtaking.

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This small harbour serves the local fishermen as well as tourists .

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We enjoyed a last view of the Yzerfontien coastline and then travelled back towards Blaauwberg for lunch.

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Table Mountain was clearly visible across Table Bay.   This part of the coast near Blaauwberg has been declared a Nature Reserve.

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We strolled along the dunes that formed part of the Nature Reserve.

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Families were enjoying paddling in amongst the rock pools.

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Big Bay is well known amongst locals and visitors.

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We stopped for lunch at Ons Huisie,  a popular restaurant run from a restored fisherman’s cottage.

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Author: valvs

I live in Umhlanga, Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa. Much of my schooling was done in the Eastern and Western Cape. After I matriculated from Rhenish Girls' High in Stellenbosch, I went to Grahamstown Teachers' Training College. Most of my teaching was done in Margate and Durban. My hobbies are reading, traveling and photography.

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