|Contact :||Ilanda & M.B. Van Zyl|
|Local Tel :||022-7522150|
|INT Tel :||+27-22-7522150|
150kms north of Cape Town. Built December 2004 to the traditional West Coast style, tastefully appointed. Spacious and welcoming. 80 metres from beach. Accommodates 1 to 4 people.
2 bedrooms: 1 bedroom with kingsize bed (en-suite bathroom - bath with shower) and 1 bedroom with 2 single beds that can be converted to a kingsize bed (en-suite bathroom - shower).
Fully equipped kitchen/dining. Lounge with full DSTV, card not required. Sea views.
Outside patio with braai, beautiful sea and bay views.
All linen & towels provided except for beach towels.
No smoking in bedrooms.
No Children under 7 years of age.
Things to do:
Play, kite, surf or take walks on the 8 kms of beautiful bay curved beach. Sample the seafood cuisine of the local restaurants and hotel. In season buy the famous Paternoster 'red gold' crayfish from the local fishermen. Experience the magical, across the bay sunsets of Paternoster. Book a deep-sea ski boat or traditional boat fishing trip. Dive training and dive trips can be arranged, as can crayfishing trips in season. Book sea kayaking trips accompanied by experienced kayaking guides. The trips are an excellent way to experience the beautiful coastline and wildlife such as seals, whales, dolphins and a variety of sea birds, including the endangered oystercatcher. Columbine Nature Reserve, a mere 5 kms away, boasts an amazing display of wild flowers from July to October. Tieties Bay is also within the Nature Reserve and has some of the finest West Coast beaches among its rugged coastline. Tour Cape Columbine, the last manned lighthouse built on the South African coast. West Coast Fossil Park is well worth a visit. One can see the fossils and read about extinct animals such as the African Bear, sabre-tooth cats, giant ostrich, a species of elephant and many more. Take an easy car trip to well-known vineyards and sample the many excellent wines on offer. View the Southern Right Whale from the beach, March to November, or take a 3-hour boat trip from Port Owen to the Berg River.
Legend has it that ship wrecked Portuguese sailors who, on landing safely on the beach, offered up the prayer "Patre Nostre". Hence the name of our village "Paternoster" meaning "Our Father".
Paternoster is situated about 150 km North of Cape Town on the R27 and 15 km from Vredenburg. The picturesque village is set in a beautiful bay with the architecture strongly influenced by the white cottage fishermen style. The local fishermen still enjoy their trade, launching their fleet of small craft from the beaches as the license regulations allow. A happy few hours can be spent greeting the boats as they land on the beach laden with fish of the season. For some, the best time is spent with the fishermen bartering for fish or crayfish