Paternoster is possibly the most scenic and romantic fishing village on the Cape West Coast, reminiscent of a typical Mediterranean seaside village. Azure blue waters, lime washed seaside cottages, delicious seafood delicacies from the ocean and crisp ice cold white wine complete the perfect picture.
The laidback tempo at which this magical seaside resort ticks will bring any city slicker back for more of the same. The town which lies approximately 150km from Cape Town is home to more or less 1000 inhabitants who still today earn their living from the azure blue waters of the West Coast Ocean catching their quotas of crayfish. On a good day you can bargain for fresh West Coast Kreef (crayfish) on the roadside.
Paternoster, meaning "Our Father" in latin, allegedly, took its name from the solemn prayers of shipwrecked Portuguese sailors.
- Fishing and Fishing Charters
- Vredenburg offers an excellent 9 hole golf course just 15 minutes away.
Tel: +27 (0) 22 715-3003
- Kite Surfing
- Noisy Oyster
A new eatery offering local delicacies. Definitely worth a visit.
- The Voorstrandt Restaurant
Located on the pristine white sandy beach with breathtaking views. An experience not to be missed.
- Paternoster se Padstal
Here you'll find a delicious selection of homemade goodies for your self catering vacation.
Mobile: 073 476 6859
- Paternoster Hotel
Here you will enjoy meals from an A La Carte menu or a quick meal of fish and chips. Visit their famous landmark "pub". We'll say no more here... go and see for yourself.
- Bird Watching and Hiking Trails
- Boat Based Whale Watching
- Cape Columbine Nature Reserve (10km)
Is the site of the last manned lighthouse built in South Africa. It offers hiking, angling, bird-watching, diving, kayaking and beach campsite.
Tel +27 22 7151142
Fax +27 227151141
- Pottery from Gerhard Van Den Heever
Don't go home without a beautiful piece of decorative or functional ware from Gerhard Van Den Heever's Pottery Studio. Well worth a visit, you'll be back.
Tel: +27 (0) 22 7522 061
Fax:+27 (0) 22 7522 648
Mobile: +27 (0) 83 9949 734
- Oep Ve Koep
A charming store with an interesting stock inventory including antiquesand bric-a-brac.
Tel/Fax: +27 (0) 22 752 2632
- Paternoster Tourism Office
Tel: 022 - 752 2323