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Historical sites of interest in Yzerfontein

Archaeological digs in Yzerfontein have found remains of food and tools left by ancient people, who inhabited Yzerfontein.  They hunted antelope such as reedbuck and the extinct Cape Zebra and Bloubok, and also dined on shellfish, penguins, cormorants, tortoises, dune mole rats, snakes and ostrich eggs.  They also ate the blubber from whales which washed up – we know this because of the presence of a certain type of barnacle that only lives on whales. However, they didn't seem to feast on Yzerfontein's bounty of fish.

Click here to read about the history of European settlement in Yzerfontein.

Click here to read about shipwrecks near Yzerfontein's coastline.