If you want to break away from the rush of the city to relax in peace, privacy and tranquility, visit Dune Rose in Yzerfontein on the West Coast. Yzerfontein is an unspoilt fishing village on South Africa’s west coast, which typifies the natural beauty and simplicity of the area. The town is laid out around a rocky cape and harbor and is best known for its tranquility, west coast hospitality, sixteen mile beach, spring flowers and breathtaking views. Dune Rose is 1 hour drive from Cape Town on the West Coast Road. The house is only 2 meters away from the beach, 3 km from the shops and 4 km from surrounding beaches and Restaurants.
Dune Rose has 4 bedrooms, 3 double rooms with en suite bathrooms and 1 room with 4 single bunks. Ideal for 10 people, friends or family. A beautiful open plan lounge/dining room, wine cellar, cozy built-in wood fireplace in the dining room for those chilly winter evenings. The main bedroom has a gas fireplace. Enjoy the view from the patio with a built-in braai area and garden furniture. You can enjoy whale watching in spring, surfing & water sports, fishing, bird watching, hiking, game viewing and the magnificent wild flowers in Spring time. You can explore the coastline along white sandy beaches, take a boat trip to Dassen Island or explore the abundant sea life in the shallow pools.
On our recent family holiday to Cape Town, we decided to head out to the West Coast area, which we had heard about from friends. After searching for the best place to stay, we decided on the Dune Rose Holiday Home in Yzerfontein. I liked the look and description of the place, and it seemed just right for our group. The three main bedrooms were ideal for the ‘grownups’ (my wife and I, her parents and her sister), while the bigger fourth bedroom gave the kids their own space.
What I really loved about this place was that it was almost like staying in a real home. There was loads of space for both adults and kids to relax and do their thing, as well as a patio where we often had meals outside (we went in summer, so the weather was great!). The inside dining area and living room area were nicely decorated, with television and a fireplace – even though it was a bit too warm to light it up. Being self-catering, the kitchen needed to be decent enough to do our own cooking, and the Dune Rose did not disappoint in that regard either. The main bedroom had a massive bathroom that I wish I could have taken home with me – it was straight of out a home décor mag!
While we were in the area, we got to check out the beach and its tidal pools. I even got a bit of fishing done, while the others took a boat trip to Dassen Island. Ysterfontein is basically a small fishing village, but the scenery is amazing. We were a bit late to see the wildflowers, but hoping to go back to this area in spring next year and stay even longer.
If I had any complaints at all, it would be that time just went too quickly!
Margot S - London