Quite a lot, actually, and it comes beautifully parcelled as a unique experience at gorgeous Abalone House Boutique Guesthouse. During the last three weekends of May, Abalone House’s Saffron Restaurant will be offering brandy-tasting evenings by Blaauwklippen and Laborie vineyards. This comes paired with an exquisite 5-course menu, priced at only R250.00 per person.

Abalone House offers a wonderful stayover for R995.00 per person sharing per night, and this includes a full breakfast and mouthwatering afternoon tea. Abalone’s ten suites are positioned around a central courtyard with swimming pool. The suites are alive with mood, Tretchikoff prints adding splashes of style and colour. Throughout the guesthouse, antiques meet modern pieces without any effort at all. On the uper level there’s a rooftop Jacuzzi with panoramic sea view. The in-house Saffron Restaurant is chic and cosy, and produces delectable meals.

The love-at-first-sight village of Paternoster (145 km from Cape Town and 20 km north-west of Vredenburg) owes its life to small-scale fishing and crayfish-netting. Distinctive whitewashed houses are clustered along a sealine dotted with brightly coloured fishing boats. Abalone House sits right opposite a stretch of beach.

Just 3 km to the west of Paternoster is the beatiful Cape Columbine Nature Reserve. Tieties Bay in the reserve has a wonderfully secluded little beach between great granite boulders. From here you can take a scenic path that rambles over rocks and dunes. Ther Columbine Lighthouse, incidentally, is usually the first to be seen by ships from Europe rounding Africa. The Cape Columbine area is also known as a place where whales may be seen year-round.

Mail us to book a stay at Abalone House, or call +27 21 797-7122.