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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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... More Info

From R2800* unit


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... More Info

From R1800* unit


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... More Info

From R900* unit


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... More Info

From R550 pps


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... More Info

From R1430* unit


Visvanger offers comfortable self-catering accommodation in a charming 3-bedroom house in Paternoster. The house is nestled between farmland and Mosselbank, and is situated within close proximity to t... More Info

From R1600* unit


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... More Info

From R2110* unit


This perfectly located, self-catering beach house, offers luxury and comfort, with everything that you might require on your next beach holiday. Located right on the beach, you have a front seat vi... More Info

From R750* unit

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Klein Paternoster is a unique development in the village with its own communal oven or "bakoond" for residents to enjoy, set amidst lush, colourful gardens with resident owls. Spacious, open-pl... More Info

From R770* unit


Two Bed and Breakfast units in the southern end of Paternoster with awesome sea views and a mere 200 metres from the beach. B2 OVERNIGHTER BnB has a private bathroom next to the bedroom and allow... More Info

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Paternoster Reviews

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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

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A very laid back suburb
- Godfrey Samuels

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Stunning. Would go there again!
- Darren Peterson

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Paternoster is definitely the most beautiful town on the west coast.

- Diana Theron