Paternoster is just a casual 1,5 hour's drive North of Cape Town, where past and present meet. Bare this peaceful feeling in mind and you will get to the right place for your choice of a perfect vacation. Becoming well known as the St Tropez of South Africa, the holiday paradise stays charming along the West Coast. The fishing community is also well known far beyond the borders of South Africa, ideal as stopover en route to / from Cape Town, Namibia, the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (KTP) or Namaqualand.
Paternoster - Good to Know
The village which acquired its name from the prayers, particularly "Our Father", offered up by ship wrecked Portuguese sailors, displays traditional fishermen's architecture. Paternoster is renowned as a prime spot for fishing for crayfish in season. For those who enjoy nature, the area offers more than 250 species of birds. The cormorant, sacred ibis and oystercatcher use the coastline as a breeding ground. Dolphins, whales, Penguin and seals are visiting regular this shoreline.
Things to do in Paternoster
Lots of recreational activities are offered in town from extensive beach walks along Paternoster’s bay to kayaking, horse riding, hiking, mountain biking as well as tailor made Beach Buggy rides. Local artists and sculptors display their unique work at various galleries and sites in Paternoster. Trips to nearby towns of Langebaan, Hopefield and Velddrif make your holiday eventful and unforgettable.
Flower Season in Paternoster
Between July and September the spring flowers becoming an amazing attraction to the area. Endless flower carpets will take your breath away.
Go for the perfect 'off the beaten track breakaway' and escape from the daily routine and into West Coast vacation fun!