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Cape Columbine Lighthouse Paternoster

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 Restaurant

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. 

Langstrand

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! 

Paternoster Xpress

SHOP at the PATERNOSTER XPRESS

PICK-UP a ciabatta straight from the oven, home-made chicken pies, a take-away Deluxe coffee, freshly prepared deli meals, organic veggies and so many 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.
 

Mondvol Coffeeshop

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
 

Whale spotting

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. 

The Noisy Oyster

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*

Art shed Bucketlist

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 home with you. 

Tietiesbaai braai

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)

Build a Sandcastle

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. 

Kayak Paternoster

PADDLE with KAYAK PATERNOSTER

PADDLE out between the rocks to see visiting seabirds, penguins and see Paternoster from a different angle with KAYAK PATERNOSTER Tel: 083 795 4198 (Departure point from Paternoster Crayfish Wharf) 

On the Rocks

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 

The Paternoster Trading Post

BUY at the TRADING POST

BUY anything including hardware, gas, antiques, fishing gear and flip flops at the general dealer THE PATERNOSTER TRADING POST
Tel: 084 510 6503 

Voorstrand

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 

Oep ve koep

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 

Wowebikes

BIKE with WOW e-bikes

BE WOWed by joining an e-bike tour and enjoy an unforgettable feeling of freedom while riding effortlessly through the beautiful Paternoster landscape.  Contact Danie on 082 898 3028 or

Leeto Restaurant

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
 

Jem & Pantoffels

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 much more at JEM & PANTOFFELS.  Tel: 082 783 1808 

Lily's paternoster

POP IN at LILY'S

POP IN to LILY’S for a delicious take-away Truth Coffee, yummy Pasteis de Nata and savoury tarts or find a unique gift for someone special.  Hours: Weds – Sun 8am to 3pm 

Mattat Leather

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:

Gaaitjie Restaurant

ENJOY at GAAITJIE

ENJOY a chilled glass of wine, a picture-perfect view and wonderfully tasty meals at GAAITJIE situated on the rocks. *Pet-friendly & open during load-shedding.
Tel: 022 752 2242
 

The Hobnobbery

ADVENTURE at The HOBNOBBERY

ADVENTURE down the rabbit hole and discover the quirky, eclectic THE HOBNOBBERY a 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 

Benguela Blue Restaurant

SHARE a meal at BENGUELA BLUE

SOAK UP the laid-back Mediterranean vibe at BENGUELA BLUE and order cocktails & a yummy tapas platter to share while you choose your next dish from the tempting menu.
*Pet-friendly & open during load-shedding* Cell: 079 969 6452 
 

Paternoster Brewery

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:  Tel063 952 3383 

Stone Fish Studio

BROWSE at STONEFISH STUDIO & GALLERY

BROWSE and admire art and pottery from talented Dianne Heesom-Green and other artists at STONEFISH STUDIO & GALLERY.
Saturdays 11am to 1pm – Make Your Own Bowl Workshop
R395 per person all materials & firing incl. No previous experience needed.
Phone Di to book 082 8248917

 
Blikkie

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 

Shell Shop

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

Paternoster Lodge

ORDER a meal at the PATERNOSTER LODGE

ORDER a home-style breakfast, lunch or dinner with a fantastic view smack in the middle of the village at the RESTAURANT at THE PATERNOSTER LODGE.  Tel: 022 880 0970 

Foghorn

LISTEN to the FOG HORN

LISTEN out for the eerie and nostalgic FOGHORN on misty mornings floating across from the Cape Columbine Lighthouse. 

De See Kat

SUSHI at DE SEE KAT

SATISFY your craving for fresh & delicious sushi at DE SEE KAT at the Paternoster Wharf – the view is also a winner.  *Pet-friendly & open during load-shedding*
Tel: 072 343 9793
 

Maneki

SHOP at MANEKI

BROWSE through the quirky and contemporary treasures of jewellery, décor, scarves and and even enjoy a yummy koeksister with tea at MANEKI at the Art Shed. 

Waffle Wharf

WAFFLE at the WAFFLE WHARF/WHALE's RIB

DIG IN to a decadent Waffle, Burger, Ribs and scrummy milkshake from WAFFLE WHARF & WHALES RIB located at the Paternoster Crayfish Wharf.  Tel: 064 426 0146

Bruce Hiking

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

Birdwatching

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. 

Paternoster Hotel

PEOPLE WATCH at the PATERNOSTER HOTEL

TAKE a seat at the legendary PATERNOSTER HOTEL, centrally located for great stoep-sitting while watching the village and its people go by. Tel: 022 752 2703 

Panty Bar

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. 

Seekombuis

SING at SEEKOMBUIS

ENJOY a fun evening of Karaoke and the beach bar vibe at SEEKOMBUIS Tel: 072 258 9041 

Ancient Spirit

SHOP at ANCIENT SPIRIT

GET some locally designed and handmade clothes made of natural and fabulous fabrics, accessories, shoes and homeware at ANCIENT SPIRIT. Email  

Jislaaikit pic with bikes

FIND the FUN

GET the low down on fun stuff happening in Paternoster at ONE-STOP shop JISLAAIKIT located in central village next to the Paternoster Hotel. Here you can book and rent Electric Stand-up Bikes, other activities and even pick up some padkos (road trip snacks) for the road!  
Contact +27 74 283 5474 

Beach Bums

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 

Bokkoms

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.

Full Moon

MOON RISE over PATERNOSTER

WATCH in total awe at Full Moon as the moon rises over the bay and be reminded of how beautifully the universe was created and how blessed we all are. 

Kerrievis

LEKKER Pickled Fish at EASTER

LOCAL is LEKKER, so get your hands on some traditional pickled fish & hot cross buns to enjoy at Easter. 

Harders

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.

Line Dancing

DANCE with us at LINE DANCING

DANCE it out with Line Dancing at the Paternoster Hotel. All are Welcome. Classes on Tues 9am & 6pm, Thurs 9am & 6pm. (Class times may vary in Winter) Visitors R100 per class. Contact Sally-Jo 078 391 1407. 

Koesisters

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. 

Paternoster Trattoria

INDULGE in ITALIAN

INDULGE in Italian comfort food at Trattoria Paternoster including yummy pizza & pasta with a West Coast twist – Marmite Pizza anyone?! Tel: 022 300 0222 

Hungry Monk

VIBE with a VIEW

ENJOY the view, the vibe, the fab food and on weekends live Music at THE HUNGRY MONK & Rock Lobster Pub/Beach Bar located at the Paternoster Wharf. Tel: 022 752 2069 

Firehouse Tattoo

GET INKED at FIREHOUSE TATTOO

GET INKED at FIREHOUSE TATTOO & ART STUDIO by Lizbie Lourens located at The Art Shed, Crayfish Wharf 

Il Dolci

COOL DOWN or WARM-UP

STAY COOL or GET WARMED UP with a delicious IL DOLCI Artisan Ice-Cream or soup from PICOLLO Italian Soup Deli at the Crayfish Wharf, Paternoster Waterfront TEL: 072 840 3527. 

Cathy's Kitchen

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 

Rob Dunn Collective

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 

Beach Bums Paternoster

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

Paternoster Rocks

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.  

Pilates with Amanda

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 coachinglab@me.com 

Fryer's Delight

TUCK IN at FRYER'S DELIGHT

TUCK into fresh, delicious, West Coast style Seafood at the authentic The Fryer’s Delight. Located at the Fish Market complex centrally located at the main Paternoster Beach front. Just after the hotel turn right down towards the beach. Open daily 10am to 5pm they have outdoor seating and Take-ways. Can deliver! Contact Dwayne: 072 024 4165 

Koekemakranka

GET your cake & eat it too at KOEKEMAKRANKA

Refuel at the new coffee shop KOEKEMAKRANKA located at the Paternoster Crayfish Wharf. Situated in the hub of the art and theatre culture of the village this addition is the perfect place to refresh yourself after or during a browse. TRY the koeksisters, Sisters 😉 Open 7 days a week from 9-5. Contact Lucia – 083 490 6315 

Nails by Bronx

GET YOUR GLAM ON

Go GLAM or go home with Nails by Bronx. Specialising in Gel nails, tips and nail art. (No acrylic). Bonnie has 20 years experience and a home base as well as a mobile unit. Contact 072 563 1668 

Stofpad

TRAVEL BACK in TIME

TRAVEL back in time with STOFPAD TOERE and explore the village, by-ways and dirt roads surrounding Paternoster aboard a beautifully restored 1959 Austen. Departures from the Paternoster Xpress.
Contact Henk for more information and to book 071 674 9528 

Top Insider Tip's

*Always book for Restaurants & Experiences in advance to avoid disappointment. Please note some restaurants are seasonal and not open during winter months. 
*Take along a jacket, the weather on the coast changes all the time and we can experience four seasons in one day.
*Keep your Camera/smart phone full charged to snap Instagram worthy photos of all the beauty. If you do share on Social Media please hashtag us at #Stayinpaternoster and #PaternosterBucketlist. We love to see your Happy Snaps 🙂
*Make sure you are careful with your valuables – out of sight is the best policy to limit temptation.
*Have fun & make memories to remember with family & friends, these are the moments that count! 

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