Paternoster Accommodation

For those desperately in need of an escape, Paternoster is the perfect solution. This tiny town on the West Coast of South Africa is awash with stark beauty, few people and a simple, traditional approach to life.

Located about 150km from Cape Town, Paternoster makes for a very convenient weekend away. It's close proximity to the city means that 9-5ers can easily pack up after work on a Friday and arrive in time to catch the spectacular sunset.

The town's appearance is one of uniform white-washed cottages, either the original fisherman's cottages or modelled on that style. Many of the roads are gravel and much of the traffic pedestrian. Paternoster is very quiet, with the rowdiest scenes going down in one of the restaurants during a Saturday afternoon rugby match screening. For the most part, the only sounds you will hear are those of waves lapping the long, white shoreline, people chattering or hawking fresh fish and the odd vehicle crunching over the gravel. It is the perfect destination for those wishing to do as little as possible.

However, if you are more of the active type, Paternoster will oblige. Being one of the last remaining traditional fishing villages on this coast, the beach and ocean obviously take centre stage. Paternoster's beach is regularly lauded as one of the most breath-taking on the West Coast and provides kilometres of soft white sand to traverse at your leisure. Three kilometres from the town lies the Columbine Nature Reserve where the beach is in pristine condition.

The nature reserve is also home to the Columbine Lighthouse, and if you visit between July and October, the selection of spring flowers covering the coastline will surely entrance you.

Nearby there are plentiful hikes to be tackled and the Fossil Park will engage your imagination as you ogle the remains of giant ostriches and mega-tooth sharks. For those with sturdy sea-legs, kayaking in the bay is very rewarding, owing to the whales, dolphins, penguins and seals which inhabit the waters. On the subject of wildlife, a number of bird hides dot the coast, enabling prime viewing of the seabirds in the area.

As for  restaurants, the selection is small, with the most popular being the Voorstrand Restaurant - a green and red tin structure right on the beach, with views to die for and a very unique bar.

Another plus for many is the pet-friendly nature of Paternoster hotels, and self catering establishments. The whole family can holiday together in the most inclusive sense of the word.

If you're looking for the perfect seaside break, stay in Paternoster!

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Paternoster Hotel
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The Paternoster Hotel is rich in history, tradition and olden day charm. We have 10 en-suite rooms and a fully equipped self-catering house. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly with a personal t... Read More

 
Gelukkie
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Gelukkie is not just a place, it's an experience. Nestled in the heart of Paternoster in the Western Cape with only a 2min trip to the pristine beaches of the West Coast, the farm shares the tranqu... Read More

 
Hocus Pocus
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A neat, whitewashed, full of character self catering semi-detached beach cottage in the 3rd from the beach, sleeping 2 to 4 guests. An interior perfectly in keeping with its location: strung-together ... Read More

 
Paternoster Manor
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Paternoster Manor Set against the panoramic seascapes of the West Coast, Paternoster Manor nestles in Bek Bay, a picturesque cove within the stretch of coastline between Great Paternoster Point and... Read More

 
Moon Shadow

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This house has five bedrooms, and is only 30 metres from the beach. There is a large living area consisting of a lounge, a dining area and a fully equipped kitchen that surround a unique fireplace. T... Read More

 
Aunty Margies

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Aunty Margies is a self-catering house situated in the quaint fishing village of Paternoster. Enjoy uninterrupted views of the bay! This family home has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (2 en-suite). This h... Read More

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Farr Out

From R480 pps


Becoming well known as the St Tropez of South Africa Paternoster stays a charming old fisherman's village along the West Coast, just a casual 1,5 hours drive North of Cape Town, where past and present... Read More

 
Soli Deo Gloria

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This place has quickly become my favourite go to for a weekend getaway with the hubby. The rooms open directly onto the beach. The rooms are fully kitted with anything you can think of (even cooking i... Read More

 
Mosselbank Bed & Breakfast

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Paternoster is one of the oldest fishing villages on the West coast of South Africa and famous for Crayfish and Bokkoms. It is also close to Columbine Nature reserve where the Columbine lighthouse can... Read More

 
Pensione Symi

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Pensione Symi 13 Saint Augustine Road; Bekbaai; Paternoster Located in the quaint little fishing village of Paternoster, Pensione Symi is situated amongst the sand dunes of the Atlantic seashor... Read More

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Paternoster Reviews

Paternoster
Really idyllic fishing village.
Suggest no more than 4 or 5 day stay.

- Roy Smith

Paternoster
We always enjoy Paternoster but crime is definitely becoming a bit of an issue. Burglar alarms everywhere. Drunk guys selling undersized crayfish etc. Still enjoy it but just have to be more careful.
- Mark Coller

Paternoster
Peaceful. Quiet. Tranquil. A perfect home away from home.
- Heidi Solomon

Paternoster
A very laid back suburb
- Godfrey Samuels

Paternoster
Stunning. Would go there again!
- Darren Peterson