Today I would like to show you some pics of our Cape Town trip. We were lucky to spend three weeks exploring the wonderful Cape Town and its surroundings. This part of South Africa has truly stunning natural landscapes, delicious and diverse cuisines and so many activities for all ages.
At one of our first days in Cape Town we explored the beautiful village Yzerfontein. A perfect start to slow down and disconnect from the high-speed work level.
An old and beautiful fishertown like this brings me closer to the nature and keeps me grounded. It is a tranquil sea-side village, has a unspoilt coastline with rocky and sandy beaches including the famous sixteen mile beach. You will find this sleepy place at the west coast of South Africa about 90 km north of Cape Town. Yzerfontein is known for its natural beauty, vast stretches of white beach and tranquillity. The turquoise sea is a sight you’ll wish that you could wake up with this view every day for the rest of your life.
If you want to meet some locals, take a stroll to the harbor of Yzerfontein and chat to the fishermen about their days catch. For sure you’ll discover some local guys in the villages who have secrets about the sea, who apply the wisdom that they’ve gathered from their fathers, who got it from their fathers. And so the ancient and mysterious traditions are passed down and worked into the everyday.
From an area that is forever linked to the sea, you can expect nothing but the best seafood ever. After a good dinner in one of these quaint fishing restaurants you will leave satisfied and yet hungry to visit again.
South Africa’s west coast, Yzerfontein as well, is washed by the Benguela current which originates in the Antarctic, and thus the sea water is very chilly. So, you need to be able to withstand the cold to enjoy a swim. Most people opt for long walks on its very long beach, enjoying the feel of the water running over their feet. Like me, I like to take a long walk on the soft, sandy beach and collect shells at my leisure to relax and restore my soul.
There are usually a few surfer who take the waves. If they don’t get cold, they sit in the water until sunset and wait for the perfect wave. Usually you will see quite fast a good wave ride.
The best times to visit Yzerfontein are the cusp months, September/October, springtime in South Africa, or from December to February when the days are at their longest and warmest.
I hope I could inspire you and you had some fun while reading.
Have you been to Cape Town? What would you recommend? Thanks for comments… ;-)))