About Gilcrest Place
This charming guesthouse is situated 200m from the beach in the quaint West Coast fishing village of Paternoster, an easy 90 minute drive from Cape Town.
Uninterrupted views of the ocean can be enjoyed from all guest suites, as well as from the breakfast room and lounge area. The accent is on 'relax and unwind' and a welcoming and laid back atmosphere is created by the light, spacious, airy rooms offering guests all modern amenities.
Suite 1 – Bayview:
Upstairs spacious room with own entrance, private balcony and magnificent sea views. Queen size bed, DStv, mini-bar fridge, tea and coffee station, hairdryer, walk in cupboard, large bathroom with bath, shower and complimentary toiletries and slippers.
Suite 2 – Clamshell:
Downstairs room with own entrance and sea views. Queen size bed, charming Victorian bathroom with bath, shower and complimentary toiletries, DStv, mini bar fridge, hairdryer and slippers.
Suite 3 – Lookout:
Upstairs room with own entrance, private balcony and sea views. Queen size bed, DStv, mini bar fridge, tea and coffee station, hairdryer, slippers, bathroom with shower and complimentary toiletries.
Attractions & Activities
Paternoster, a picturesque fishing village on the West Coast of South Africa, with white-washed fishermens’ cottages and beautiful beaches, is a popular destination for both local and overseas visitors. The village is 145 km north of Cape Town, between Saldanha and St Helena Bay.
The Cape Columbine Nature Reserve is close by, with the last manually controlled lighthouse in South Africa and the well-known camping and fishing spot, Tietiesbaai. Whales and dolphins can frequently be seen just beyond the breakers and seals and penguins are regular visitors to the large boulders along the coastline.
Prolific bird life makes this a bird-watchers paradise. Rock lobster, for which Paternoster is renowned, can be bought from the fishing boats as they return to shore. Bokkoms, or dried fish, are another unusual local treat.
Sporting activities include kite surfing, snorkelling, kayaking, golf and swimming. Cycling around the village or a lazy stroll on the beach are popular with the less energetic!