VISIT the Cape Columbine LIGHTHOUSE
Built only in 1936, it was the last manned lighthouse constructed, and it rests on a windswept coastline within the Columbine Nature Reserve, just six kilometres outside of the fishing village.
Open Mon to Fri (excl. public holidays) 10 am – 3 pm.
EAT at WOLFGAT
EAT at WOLFGAT which was voted the ‘Best Restaurant of the Year 2019’ by the World Restaurant Awards and experience a taste adventure with seasonally foraged Strandveld (only found on this coast line) dishes prepared and styled with flair by internationally renowned chef Kobus van der Merwe. Bookings can only made online – https://www.wolfgat.co.za.
WALK up LANGSTRAND
PACK a backpack and head up Langstrand for an early morning sunrise beach walk towards the Groot Paternoster Nature Reserve, approximately 7kms. You might even spot some dolphins!
SHOP at the PATERNOSTER XPRESS
PICK-UP a ciabatta straight from the oven, home-made chicken pies, a take-away cappuccino, freshly prepared deli meals, organic veggies or other goodies from THE PATERNOSTER XPRESS. Also great for any necessities like toothpaste, ice and milk.
Tel: 022 752 2627 – open 7 days a week.
INDULGE at MONDVOL
INDULGE in a hearty breakfast & cappuccino or delectable cake at MONDVOL COFFEE SHOP with friendly service and good food in a country setting. *Pet friendly & open during load-shedding*
Tel: 073 939 0186
SPOT a WHALE
SPOT a WHALE or three. The calm and protective St. Martins Bay is the perfect nursery for females to have their calves and often huge pods can be seen from Bek Bay and the main Paternoster Beach.
DIP in at The NOISY OYSTER
DIP into luscious local oysters & mussels or the fabulous Seafood Laksa and other deliciousness at the quirky and oh-so-cool NOISY OYSTER.
Bookings are essential Tel: 022 752 2196
*Pet friendly & open during load-shedding*
GET HITCHED at GELUKKIE
IMMERSE at The ART SHED
IMMERSE yourself in art, beauty and culture as you wander through the ART SHED at The Paternoster Crayfish Wharf. Meet the creative artists at work and maybe take a little something of the magic of Paternoster art home with you.
BRAAI at TIETIESBAAI
BRAAI at Tietiesbaai! Pack your cooler, braai grid and head to the beautiful rugged Tietiesbaai in the CAPE COLUMBINE NATURE RESERVE for a lekker braai. (Entry into nature reserve costs approximately R15 per person)
FORGET about TIME
FORGET about time as you build a carefully planned sandcastle with the kids, family or friends and watch it wash away as the tide comes in.
EAT at ON THE ROCKS
EAT tasty & super fresh take-away ‘Vis & Tjips‘ at ON THE ROCKS at the Fish Market complex on the main beach. Tel: 083 988 1380
EAT at VOORSTRANDT
TRY out the yummy Burgers or Seafood at the iconic Red-Roofed VOORSTRANDT RESTAURANT while watching your kids play right on the Paternoster Beachfront. *Pet friendly & open during load-shedding* Tel: 022 752 2038
POP-IN at OEP VE KOEP
POP-IN at OEP VE KOEP – Die Winkel op Paternoster for West Coast produce, wine and more. The Bistro is also the sister restaurant to Wolfgat, chef Adel Hughes serves up a tasty and unique strandveld menu daily. *Allow cat friendly dogs on leash & open during load-shedding*
Tel: 022 752 2105
EXPERIENCE at LEETO
EXPERIENCE a full-on sensory meal with a view at LEETO. Try the Risotto & some bubbly – you won’t be sorry. Located at Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel. *Open during load-shedding*
Tel: 060 927 0403
GIFTS at JEM & PANTOFFELS
PICK UP some traditional ‘staatmaker‘ jams or unusual finds like Black Fig & Black Pepper jam, Funky Ouma salty tins, cotton carpet slippers and indulging essential oils/diffusers to fill up your senses. This and more at JEM & PANTOFFELS. Tel: 082 783 1808
CREATE at MATTAT LEATHER
CREATE a unique leather item for yourself or a gift, or buy or order a bespoke one-of-a-kind bag, backpack or other item at MATTAT LEATHER at The Paternoster Crayfish Wharf. Contact Erika – Cell: 082 853 9472 Email:
ADVENTURE at The HOBNOBBERY
ADVENTURE down the rabbit hole and discover the quirky, eclectic THE HOBNOBBERY a new co-operative. Browse for beautiful gifts, jewellery and clothing at TUMBLEWEED while enjoying a gin or glass of wine with delicious cheeses, deli items or a yummy open sandwich from The Drunken Pecorino. *Pet-friendly & open during load-shedding* Cell: 084 240 0630
CRACK a cold one @ PATERNOSTER BREWERY
CRACK open an ice-cold Paternoster Pilsner, our very own local artisanal brew, serving refreshing G&T’s on tap with trimmings, six Paternoster Beers (Pilsner, Weiss, IPA, Coffee Milk Stout, Honey Porter & Raspberry Weiss), an alcohol-free sparking Honey & Rooibos on-tap and delicious west-coast inspired comfort food! *Pet-friendly & open during load-shedding* Email: Tel: 063 952 3383
RELAX at BLIKKIE
RELAX at BLIKKIE PIZZERIA, enjoy a delicious wood-fired pizza and be sure to order your soft serve ice cream for dessert. Great view, kids play area and TV for the big game! *Pet-friendly & open during load-shedding* Tel: 079 598 8616
DAWDLE at the SHELL SHOP
DAWDLE through the SHELL SHOP at the Paternoster Hotel for perfect sea-side souvenirs and gifts. Tel: 022 752 2703
LISTEN to the FOG HORN
LISTEN out for the eerie and nostalgic FOGHORN on misty mornings floating across from the Cape Columbine Lighthouse.
WAFFLE at the WAFFLE WHARF
DIG IN to a decadent Waffle and scrummy milkshake from WAFFLE WHARF located at the Paternoster Crayfish Wharf. Tel: 064 426 0146
HIKE with BRUCE
GET ENERGISED and hike in and around Paternoster, spot tortoises and birds with tour guide and local Bruce. Cell: 082 488 0680
WATCH at WHALE RIB
WATCH the Rugby with your favourite tipple and a wood-fired pizza at WHALES RIB at The Crayfish Wharf. Tel: 064 426 0146
SPOT a BLACK OYSTERCATCHER
FIND a quiet spot and do some serious bird-watching with a hopeful heart to spot the endangered Black Oystercatcher and more than 350 other species of bird life found on the West Coast.
DOP at The Panty BAR
HAVE A DRINK at the infamous PANTY BAR, meet locals and gawk at the interesting, ahem, displays. Definitely a favourite ‘I was here’ Insta-worthy moment.
TREAT yourself at OSLO ICE CREAM DELI
POP in to OSLO ICE CREAM DELI, next to the laundry, and delight in their range of fantastic ice creams – especially the ever-popular granadilla lolly.
TUCK IN at OUMA SE KOMBUIS
SPOIL yourself with some authentic West Coast Street food, such as Smoorsnoek, Vetkoek & Curry Mince, Tripe & Trotters, Oxtail or Fish Cakes at OUMA SE KOMBUIS situated in the main road, next to Beach Bums. *Pet-friendly & open during load-shedding* Tel: 084 800 1991
EAT a BOKKOM
BUY your Bokkom-fix at the Fish Market and take your time to carefully peel and taste the West Coast on your tongue.
MOON RISE over PATERNOSTER
WATCH in total awe as the moon rises over the bay and be reminded of how beautifully the universe was created and how blessed we all are.
LEKKER Pickled Fish at EASTER
LOCAL is LEKKER, so get your hands on some traditional pickled fish & hot cross buns to enjoy at Easter.
HARVEST of HARDERS
ASSIST the local fishermen to drag their HARVEST of HARDERS to shore and make sure you also have a few to braai later.
DANCE with us at LINE DANCING
DANCE it out with Line Dancing at the Paternoster Hotel. All Welcome. Classes on Tues 9am & 6pm, Thurs 9am & 6pm & Saturday 10am. Visitors R100 per class. Contact Sally-Jo 078 391 1407.
TASTE some Weskus KOESISTERS
BRIBE, beg or blackmail one of the local Tannies to share some traditional home-made KOESISTERS with you. If you haven’t tasted it, you haven’t lived.
DISCOVER at A Load of BOLLOX
DISCOVER salvaged treasures and all sort of interesting gadgets and toys at A load of BOLLOX, a store just for the boys (& men who are still boys) in the Art Shed at the Paternoster Crayfish Wharf.
DROP in at CATHY'S KITCHEN
DROP in at CATHY’s KITCHEN an initiative of the Paternoster Project NPC for light meals & drinks while enjoying the friendly local vibe. Located just down the road from the Paternoster hotel heading towards the beach. *Pet-friendly & open during load-shedding* Contact Jan on 066 253 4881
BROWSE at THE ROB DUNN COLLECTION
GET curious at THE ROB DUNN COLLECTION a Toy Restoration & Museum. Explore the world of yesteryear in this little gem located at The Paternoster Wharf. Contact Bobby Dunn +27 82 566 3739
GET BEACHY at BEACH BUMS
STOCK up on all your beachy toys & accessories at BEACH BUMS. From sun hats, super comfy bokomo baggies, Lizzard flip flops, buckets & beach balls to family games and sensible sunscreen – you will find everything you could need and more. Opposite the Trading Post in central Paternoster. Contact Tel: 084 510 6503
FIND a PATERNOSTER ROCK
Eye spy! If you find one of the hidden PATERNOSTER ROCKS, take a pic and use the hashtag #paternosterrocks and post to their Facebook Page. You’re welcome to keep the rock, or re-hide it around town. If you decide to keep the rock, you have to please make a new one and place it somewhere before you leave our beautiful village.
GET CALM at YOGA in PATERNOSTER
FIND your bliss and breath through to calmness and flexibility with Trudie at YOGA IN PATERNOSTER. Trudie is a Vinyasa yoga teacher and encourages all levels from beginner to truly bendy to join her. Contact 071 422 7414 or
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BALANCE yourself at PILATES
BUILD your core strength, focus, posture and alignment with PILATES Mat Classes to suit your fitness level @ 10 Kriedoring Paternoster. Contact Amanda at 079 756 2868 or [email protected].com