Kariza offers affordable, comfortable self-catering accommodation in Yzerfontein


Kariza Self-Catering Apartments is among the best accommodation you will find in the small town of Yzerfontein – some will tell you the proper name is Ysterfontein! It does not matter really as both names enjoy popular usage.

Situated just 90km outside Cape Town, on the West Coast, Yzerfontein is a relaxed sea-side village that enjoys a warm Atlantic climate, which you will find perfect for days at the beach.

As a town, it traces its roots to the 1930’s when the then Yzerfontein farm was bought by the Katz-family, who parcelled out the farm into residential plots. However, the area had already been identified by early Dutch sailors.

Today’s Yzerfontein is a modern settlement complete with a spa, coffee shop, pharmacy and several great restaurants.

It is in this beautiful setting, a short walk from the beach, that you will find the Kariza Self-Catering Apartment. The apartment can accommodate couples, a small family or a group of friends.

Karen Schräder, the owner, is a wonderful host as many of her previous guests will attest to.

Accommodation at Kariza Self-Catering Apartment

The Kariza self-catering apartment is light and airy with everything you might need for memorable self-catering stays including all the cutlery and crockery, a dishwasher, microwave, fridge, comfy couches and full Wi-Fi access.

In the bedroom, you will find a comfy Queen-size bed with percale linen. The bedroom has an adjoining en-suite bathroom with a shower.

If you are travelling with a child or a third person, there is an extra single bed in the open plan lounge and dining area. The lounge offers comfortable seating and full DStv options should you choose not to venture out.

This lounge opens up to a covered patio with a braai facility. The dining area is suited for family meals and comes with a table with three chairs.

Facilities at Kariza Self Catering Apartment

The Kariza self-catering apartment offers all that you might need for a comfortable stay.

There is a cleaning service available upon request for guests staying lengthy periods.

Yzerfontein is generally safe. However, for your added peace of mind, the entire building is equipped with an alarm system and the area is patrolled by local armed response units.

Parking for your vehicles can be on the drive way or off street so as to not affect your sea views. On the stoep, you will find a wooden table / chairs where you can sit and relax whilst enjoying views of the area.

Guests must also note that Yzerfontein has no full-time medical practitioner on call, but has the professional services of a very reliable medical response team.

Activities in Yzerfontein

A major draw card to Yzerfontein – especially for town-dwellers, is its serene natural surroundings. Here, life goes on a leisurely pace!

For outdoor enthusiasts, there is the 16 Mile Beach, abundant birdlife and indigenous plants in the West Coast National Park.

The town is also a hub for fishermen and surfers, as well as those that enjoy mountain biking or kite-surfing.

History buffs will love the town. Archaeological digs in Yzerfontein have found remains of food and tools left by ancient tribes. There are two historic lime kilns dating back to 1700s and the town’s salt pans used to supply the Mother City in 1900s.

The town also has its own famous haunted house story!

You might want to visit the local harbour when it is kreef or snoek season.

Reviews from Kariza Self Catering Apartment

“Loved this breakaway…my son did not want to leave. A well-equipped and comfortable beautiful apartment with a great view…friendly people…would definitely return…the bed way too comfy…slept late every morning,” wrote Hilary Sinden on their SafariNow page.

Esther Jonck added; “Only stayed for two nights, but everything we needed was thought of. Thanks for a lovely experience.”

“Well-appointed and comfortable accommodation. The two dogs were great company on beach walks. Sat on the rocks watching whales breaching barely 400 meter offshore,” said Peet Coetzee.

Kariza Self Catering Apartment is located at 21 Roosmaryn Street, Yzerfontein. Here is their location on Google Maps. To book your stays, call +27 (0) 83 453 2336; email info@kariza.co.za.


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