Yzerfontein the hidden jewel of the West Coast

Yzerfontein, the hidden jewel of the West Coast is now considered one of the most up and coming seaside villages in South Africa. Laid out around a rocky peninsula the area is famous for its incredible natural beauty, basking in sunshine almost all year round. The bay is a favored destination for whales who return each year there to calve in the more tranquil waters offered. Dolphins can also be seen frolicking in the waves as well as Meeurots (Gull rock) Yzerfontein's beacon. A hiking trail has been laid out for those who'd like to take a leisurely walk along the shoreline. 16 Mile Beach stretches from just north of the main beach from Yzerfontein up to the West Coast National Park close to Langebaan, showcasing the longest uninterrupted pristine sandy beach on the coastline of South Africa. This offers unparallel excitement for nature lovers and, horse riders alike. Yzerfontein main beach is only 1 of 13 beaches in the Western Cape to carry the prestigious international Blue Flag status. This ensures a safe swimming beach ideal for anyone looking for peace and relaxation and family entertainment. Popular surfing areas take off when the Westerly's come thundering through. The excellent climate offers opportunities for all forms of water sport including windsurfing and body boarding catering for everyone's needs. Well known for its snoek and crayfish, the area is the perfect spot for all rock and boat angling, which sees the harbor buzz with excitement and small boats whenever the fish are on the run. Fishing is an important contributor to the daily lives of many inhabitants of the entire area. At the local fish market the catch of the day can be purchased. The nearby Dassen Island supports a colony of African Penguins, Cape Fur seals and is a protected area with a working lighthouse. There are numerous wonderful bird and animal species and the surrounding fynbosch areas in Spring burst into a kaleidoscope of colour. Every year Tourists and nature lovers flock to see these flowers burst into bloom. The open-air seafood restaurant on the beach has become extremely popular for weddings while several coffee shops, restaurants, and takeaways cater for everybody's needs. Yzerfontein guarantees to take you away from the hectic town life, and is a safe environment in which to live or to simply get away from it all. One can consider buying in the original village of Yzerfontein which offers a great variety of property types including free standing homes, guest houses, cottages and apartments. Alternatively look at the newly developed area of Pearl Bay, which is located so one can see Table Mountain as well as Dassen Island. Only 87km out of Cape Town buying into Yzerfontein offers you your own piece of heaven. Yzerfontein Property: Tel: +27 (0)22 451-2445 | Mobile: +27 (0)72 207-2135 | Email: yzerfontein@rawsonproperties.com