paternoster

 90 minutes drive north from Cape Town on the Cape West Coast lies the perfect weekend getaway. 

Life in Paternoster is closely connected to the sea and fishing industry and this historic and peaceful little village is heaven for those who want to come and relax with their toes in the sand.

Here the boats still strike out every morning at dawn to net crayfish and snoek. Once the fishermen return, the trading starts and you can choose the best catch of the day.

Quaint and unspoilt, Paternoster has a few restaurants, a lodge, a hotel and loads of accommodation establishments offering typical Western Cape hospitality and spectacular views.

Experience kayaking, kite surfing, kite flying, hiking, whale and dolphin watching, discovering a number of the 225 bird species of this area, visiting local art and craft work, painters and potteries, romantic sunsets and much more.

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