If you are heading up the west coast towards Paternoster then the five star Abalone House & Pool Villas is a must stay spot for your holiday. It’s just an hour and a half’s drive from Cape Town so it makes for a convenient escape. There are only two premium villas so it’s private and personal and you have the choice of self-catering or enjoying the in-house Restaurant and other top local Paternoster restaurants nearby.
If you wish you can enjoy a decadent breakfast and there is a private butler service ( additional charge ) available for afternoon canapés and drinks, or an evening meal in Abalone House Restaurant. The two villas at Abalone House are serviced daily and there’s a relaxed atmosphere, so you can feel right at home here overlooking the beach and Atlantic Ocean. Each villa can either accommodate a family of four or 2 couples in king size beds with fine percale lien and their own bathrooms leading onto a patio and rim flow pool.
In the winter you can enjoy an indoor fireplace in the comfortable living room. There’s a smart TV with Wi-Fi and Netflix. Come summer time the glass doors can be stacked open for uninterrupted sea views and a cool Atlantic breeze. And of course there’s an outside braai next to the pool for those long summer evenings and memorable sunsets.
What to do in Paternoster
This iconic fishing village is well known for its white washed cottages along the shore’ fresh seafood in abundance and amazing hospitality. There’s plenty to see and do, so you can be as busy as you want to be.
There’s a great tourist information center near Mosselbank Beach and you can get all the information you need there. Lunch at one of the beach restaurants will set the tone for a blissful break and there are many to chose from.
A must do is a relaxing low tide walk along Langstrand beach. Pack a picnic and after a seven km walk you will arrive at Groot Paternoster Nature Reserve. If you are there in July and August you will be blown away by the wild flowers in the reserve. There is great sea kayaking options amongst the rocks in the bay and the sea is usually pretty calm. A guided sea kayak trip to the Penguin sanctuary is also very popular.
Cape Columbine Lighthouse built in 1936 is worth a visit as it is the only manned lighthouse on the whole SA coast. You can also head over to Abalone House and enjoy a day of pampering at the in-house spa. It is well worth a visit and you will leave rejuvenated and refreshed.
There’s a whole world to discover in Paternoster!
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