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Travelling to Yzerfontein

Yzerfontein is situated on the west coast of South Africa; it is about 80 km north of Cape Town (as the Cape Gannet flies), halfway between Cape Town and Langebaan. The nearest town to it is Darling. If you don't have a helicopter, the only way of

Flying in

Cape Town International (CPT) is the nearest major airport. Land there, and then hop into a car. Follow the N2 towards Cape Town, take the M5 turnoff towards Milnerton, turn off the M5 onto the N1 towards Cape Town, then take the R27 turnoff travelling north to Yzerfontein. Follow the directions along the R27 as set out above. It's about 99km from Cape Town Airport to the Yzerfontein Strandkombuis (we needed to choose a landmark, and as many travellers want to fill their bellys after a long flight, where better to go than the Strandkombuis). The drive takes just over an hour, and along the way you can take in the beauty of the west coast.

Click here to book a flight to Cape Town International Airport. Below is a map of where you'd need to drive.

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Yzerfontein GPS adress

For those who like navigating with their Garmin's or other GPS device's tin voice telling them where to go, here's GPS coordinates in the village:

33° 19' 60 S
18° 10' 00 E

By road

From Cape Town, take the R27 (the West Coast road). Continue along the R27 passing Milnerton, Sunset Beach, Tableview, Melkbos and Grotto Bay. The generous 120km/h speed limit means that you will find yourself at the turnoff to Yzerfontein relativley quickly. Right will take you to Darling along the R315, while left takes you to Yzerfontein. Pass the lime kilns and you get to Yzerfontein - now there are only 3 ways to go:


Yzerfontein map (click on links)