Soak up the best of Paternoster at the gorgeous Abalone House, sitting pretty beside the ocean in the delightful fishermans-village that holds good as one of the great charm-spots of the West Coast . It’s a sublime, boutique-style overnight stay, where you can take afternoon-tea-by-the-sea, and fine dine in a wonderfully cosy setting.
This is a wonderfully satisfying guesthouse, where everything is comfy-chic, warm and rosy, including the welcome you get from friendly staff. It’s plush and intimate, with ten suites positioned around a gorgeous pool-courtyard. Alive with mood, Tretchikoff prints add daring splashes of style and colour throughout the guesthouse, where antiques and modern pieces meet one another without any effort at all. A number of suites are positioned upstairs and have sea views. So does the rooftop Jacuzzi.
Everything you need is on hand, and the suites are equipped with flat- screen television, cappuccino /espresso machines, mini-bars, ipod docking stations, CD and DVD players.
Paternoster owes its life to small-scale fishing and crayfish-netting. Distinctive whitewashed houses are clustered along a sealine dotted with brightly coloured fishing boats. 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. The 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.
It’s such an easy weekend getaway ex Cape Town – a mere 145 km from the Mother City.
Mail our Getaway Consultants to book, or call us on 0860 102 907 (local) or +27 21 797-7122 (international).