the cape west coast - yzerfontein

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atlantis
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milnerton
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yzerfontein
HOW TO GET THERE
(GPS: 29 48S 18 10E)
Off the R27, about 70km north of Cape Town.

TOURISM OFFICE
·  Tel: 022 451 2366
·  e-Mail

PLACES OF INTEREST
◊  Gull Rock(Meeurots)
◊  16 mile beach
◊  Small craft fishing harbour

WHAT TO DO AND SEE
•  Hiking
•  Fishing
•  Boat trips
•  4x4 trails
ORIGINS OF THE NAME
The name translates to Iron Fountain, referring to a spring in the ironstone formations there.

POPULATION
1500

HISTORY
Originally laid out and developed on the farm Yzerfontein by a Mr Abraham Katz in 1936, the village has remained a popular holiday resort.

It was only in 1989 that a Local Council was elected and residents became involved with the management of the town.
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