Paternoster is a quaint fishing village situated on the western coast of South Africa. The town is a popular tourist destination for people who seek its Mediterranean style atmosphere, characterised by azure blue waters, lime washed cottages, traditional fisherman’s architecture, and endless white sandy beaches. Make yourself at home with our quality range of Paternoster accommodations below.
Paternoster is Latin for “our fatherâ€, so called after the prayers of Portuguese sailors who were shipwrecked along the coast many years ago. Located just an hour and a half’s drive from Cape Town, Paternoster provides an ideal location from which to explore the West Coast.
The town of Paternoster is one of the last traditional fishing villages on the West Coast and is certainly the most romantic and serene. Paternoster is a popular weekend getaway destination for couples who seek the subtle romance of the area. In spring, a multi-coloured carpet of spring flowers bloom, offering a landscape of exceptional beauty between July and September. The rise in popularity and increase in tourists to Paternoster has ensured that a number of excellent accommodations have been made readily available. Whether it’s cosy a B&B or modern guest hous you’re after, Paternoster has a fantastic range of establishments to suit all needs and budgets.
There are plentiful attractions and activities to enjoy in Paternoster. Spend your days hiking, diving, spear fishing, horse riding, kayaking, boating, and mountain biking. Other activities in Paternoster include beach buggy rides along the dunes from Paternoster to St Helena Bay, dolphin and whale watching for 10 months of the year, visiting the Columbine Nature Reserve which has the last manned lighthouse built along South Africa’s coast, and golfing at Vredenburg Golf Club. You can also do day trips out to the Bird Island Nature Reserve, West Coast Fossil Park, and Berg River Estuary which are all within easy driving distance from Paternoster.
Paternoster is popular among fishermen who seek the abundance of crayfish available here. Birding enthusiasts will be in their element with over 250 species of birds with seabirds (seagulls, cormorants, sacred ibis, and the oystercatcher) using the Paternoster coastline as their breeding ground. Before you leave, be sure to stop in at Paternoster se Padstal, which sells anything from T-shirts and fudge, to jars of marinated mussels and dried fish.
Make the most of your visit by booking one of the following fantastic accommodations located in Paternoster. As jy in Afrikaans wil bespreek, kan LekkeSlaap jou help. Soek vir Paternoster akkommodasie.