- Guests think Paternoster Dunes Boutique Guest House is in an excellent location
- 18 Sonkwas Street, Paternoster, 7381, Western Cape
Strikingly beautiful, Paternoster looks and feels different from the rest of the West Coast.
Directly translated 'Paternoster' means 'Our Father' but how the town got its name has never been proven. There are three main theories. The most mundane is derived from a type of fishing tackle. Popular legend has it that survivors of a Portuguese shipwreck gratefully said the 'Lord's Prayer'. However, a map dating from 1693 suggests that Paternoster was originally called St Martins Bay, evolving to St Martins Paternoster and then simply Paternoster.
Paternoster is a popular week-end getaway for city dwellers, being only 150 kilometer from Cape Town. The village has grown into a foodie destination with restaurants like Wolfgat, Noisy Oyster, De Seekat and Gaaitjie making us proud. The Crayfish Wharf with art shops and more restaurants should be on any tourist's agenda. Enjoy walks along Langstrand, Voorstrand or Bekbaai. Observe local fishermen going about their daily chores.