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.
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.
The views of the Atlantic Ocean are breathtaking.
This small harbour serves the local fishermen as well as tourists .
We enjoyed a last view of the Yzerfontien coastline and then travelled back towards Blaauwberg for lunch.
Table Mountain was clearly visible across Table Bay. This part of the coast near Blaauwberg has been declared a Nature Reserve.
We strolled along the dunes that formed part of the Nature Reserve.
Families were enjoying paddling in amongst the rock pools.
Big Bay is well known amongst locals and visitors.
We stopped for lunch at Ons Huisie, a popular restaurant run from a restored fisherman’s cottage.