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From Yzerfontein, With Love

Good Morning from a sunny Yzerfontein!

Today, I’m sitting on the porch of the most beautiful little beach house in Yzerfontein, listening to the waves of the Atlantic Ocean break down the road. Merely a few moments ago, I returned from a run along Dassen Island Drive and on my way back I stopped at a local coffee shop to grab a coffee and a croissant (I know, I just ran); I wasn’t going to blog about Yzerfontein, but while waiting for my coffee I had a wonderful chat to the most friendly barista and a lady who I can only assume is the owner of this quaint coffee-stop, but I had to share my experience.

Yzerfontein marks the start of the West Coast National Park and offers it’s residents and visitors alike unspoiled coastline with both rocky and sandy beaches. The town is known for its natural beauty, vast stretches of beach and tranquillity. It’s hard to believe that this sea-side escape is merely 80km north of Cape Town; jump on the West Coast Highway and you’re here in under 45 minutes. Yzerfontein can easily be explored on foot; in fact, I highly recommend you do so. For the avid hikers and trail runners there is a choice of 2 walking trails and a unique stone labyrinth on a hill overlooking the stormy Atlantic Ocean. Cyclists and joggers will find Yzerfontein to be their little bit of heaven on earth – and off-road. The small west-coast town is a surfer’s and wind-surfer’s paradise with Schaap Island and Main Beach being the local surfing hotspots.

Accommodation in Yzerfontein is plentiful and varies from a caravan park to intimate guest houses and luxurious beach houses overlooking the waves. Whether you’re searching for a peaceful stretch of beach to take a walk on or a romantic spot to pop the big question, Yzerfontein offers  a variety of tastes and preferences. The close-knit community welcomes visitors with open arms and work hard all year round to preserve the natural beauty of their surrounds.

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