About Paternoster Lodge & Restaurant
The picturesque fishing town of Paternoster is internationally known for its abundance of Cape Lobster (crayfish) and other delicious sea produce. Situated 140km from Cape Town, it is only 90 minutes drive away from Cape Town International Airport. Its unique West Coast character, tranquillity and natural beauty has become a favourite and regular destination for many national and international tourists.
Paternoster is one of the oldest coastal towns along the Cape West Coast. It is a community with limited physical infrastructure, yet extremely rich in its culture and heritage. Its typical fishermen style village architecture, pristine beaches, whales and dolphins, breathtaking sunsets enhances the unique character of the most beautiful coastal town on the West Coast.
The Lodge offers seven 4 star elegant, spacious en-suite rooms; all with magnificent sea views of the long sandy beach. All rooms have double beds and in some of the rooms the beds can be split into single units. The rooms all have under floor heating, fans, fridge with mini-bar and DSTV (no card required). The interiors soft furnishings and textures reflect the combination of sand beaches and seashells and the soft fabrics ensures ultimate comfort and enjoyment.
Our a la carte restaurant with stunning 180 degree sea views, serves sumptuous food which include traditional West Coast dishes and tasty seafood, all prepared in a crispy clean, open-view kitchen. Our wine list is stocked with a variety of good South African Wines. Our accommodation rates include a delicious breakfast.
Conferencing and events
The Lodge can host conferences, workshops, breakaways and teambuilding of up to 60 people. All modern facilities are available including proxima, big screen, TV, DVD and overhead projector. The downstairs facility can also be used for small functions which accommodates 60 people. A cosy pub with big screen is situated adjacent to the events facility.
Paternoster offers holiday makers a relaxed holiday away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Walking on beaches and in the Columbine nature reserve, viewing the manned light house (one of the 14 left in South Africa), snorkeling, kayaking and fishing can be done in and around Paternoster. Birding can be done at Velddrif (40km)and Langebaan lagoon (50km) away. At the West Coast Fossil park more can be learnt about our not so recent past. During springtime the surrounding area of Cape Columbine is covered with beautiful wild flowers.
ACTIVITIES and attractions
Horse trails, Boat trips, Fishing and Kayaking
Cape Columbine Nature Reserve (8 km) Tietiesbaai
Die Winkel Oep vir Koep op Paternoster
Long safe walks along the beach
Tietiesbaai to Swartriet (17km)
Paternoster to Stompneus (30km)
Endless white beaches
West Coast Fossil park (Step back 5 million years in time)
Dolphin and Whale watching
Cape Columbine Lighthouse (8 km)
The last manned lighthouse built in South Africa in 1936
Abundance of flowers during flower season
Day Trips in the Area
Velddrif (40 km)
Langebaan (50 km)
West Coast National Park (60km)
World Heritage site for wader birds
Evita se Peron (Pieter Dirk Uys)