Paternoster is a tiny seaside village on the West Coast. It has too a large degree escaped all forms of commercialism, and retained its original charm.
The water is frigid, and as is common along the rugged West Coast, there is more often than not a wind blowing. To be honest, this all contributes to the main allure of a break-away to the village: there really is very little to do but relax and soak up the renowned West Coast hospitality!
The local Paternoster community rely on the ocean for their livelihood, and one of the main attractions is the colorful collection of boats pulled up on the wide beach. Unfortunately the fishing community is under pressure as often they are unable to obtain licenses for fishing which is still their only source of income.
Where to stay
There are countless accommodation options.
What to do
- Take a long beach walk
- Have a long lazy lunch at the Voorstrand Restaurant
- Enjoy fresh crayfish (season is November to April)