If you want to break away from the rush of the city to relax in peace, privacy and tranquility, without traveling for more than an hour, you will be pleasantly surprised to find the little village called Yzerfontein off the R27 - a jewel on the West Coast.
We are proud to introduce and welcome you to Lewens-Essens B&B where you will find “essence for your soul”. Amongst other things, the unobstructed 180 degree views will reward you with the most stunning sunsets. We are situated on the beach front, no more than 20 meters from the rocks and the sea.
Yzerfontein is home to the nearly extinct Oyster Catcher, a beautiful black bird with red feet and beak. The seasonal whales and dolphins also surprise one often with their maneuvers and can be watched from the comfort of your room. The walking trail that passes in front of the house along the sea, will introduce you to fynbos and flowers, the fishing harbour and the different angling spots, like High Bank, Freddy’s Rock and Deurspring.
You can explore the coast line along white sandy beaches, take a boat trip to Dassen Island or explore the abundant sea life in the shallow pools. In the evenings the moonlight is just a little more breathtaking than in the cities, because we are fortunate not to have any street lights.FACILITIES:
Angling in front of house
Big game & game drives (less than 12 km)
Boat/marine slip way
Bowling club in town
Hiking along sandy white beaches
Medical facilities in town
Nature trail along seaside
Parking on site
Restaurants in town
Tennis court in town
Whale watching from premisesPLEASE Note:
We cannot accommodate children
We are a non-smoking establishment
Rooms:MASTER BEDROOM (cum HONEYMOON SUITE)
This room is well equipped for the guest who likes to stay in luxury and comfort.
Double sliding doors opening onto a balcony, a spa bath and double basin, king size bed, CD/radio player, Tee/coffee facility, TV and hair dryer, are standard amenities.
We also decorate this room for the romantic honeymoon couple, with cream drapes, lace and satin fittings, large red roses and cushions.
It promises to be an unforgettable experience.
Situated on the ground floor, this room has its own entrance with a sliding door opening onto a private patio with chairs, table and umbrella for the sun lovers.
It is equipped with an en-suite shower, TV, clock radio, tea/coffee facility, hair dryer and two-seater couch.
Lewens-Essens B&B Activities: Whale watching:
From August to January you can watch the whales mating from our stoep or frolicking in the water. Rock angling:
In summer the well known Hotnots fish can be caught from the angling spots such as "Deurspring, Netjiesgooi and Grasbank" while Galjoen, a wonderfull winter fish, will be found at "Die Vleie, Freddie se Klip and Swemgat.
Yzerfontein is well known for its lovely and safe beaches and surfers love to come here to ride the waves. Hiking:
A 16 mile stretch on the lovely white sand beach, offers one the exercise you need to get fit. Boat trips:
Can be arranged to Dassen Island. Hiking trail:
Follow the printed footsteps along the coastline and discover a unique side of Yzerfontein such as "Duiwenes, Spuitgat and the Dassies".
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Although the breakfasts were very nice, one didn't get a choice of what to eat. The food was made and brought without consultatin. The two ladies who run the B&B are lovely. The view from room is outstanding.
Facilities were good.