Spring is around the corner along with plenty of healing plants

Spring is around the corner along with plenty of healing plants

"Wild dagga" (Afrikaans: Wildedagga), plenty of those you'll find at Farr Out Guesthouse in Paternoster.

This beautiful plant with its bright orange flower is very easy to grow. Blooming period is throughout summer and autumn.

According to Margaret Roberts and Sandy Roberts, the authors of "Indigenous Healing Plants", the Khoikhoi used this plant as a tobacco and introduced it to the first settlers as a remarkable medicine chest.

The early settlers made an infusion of twigs, leaves and flowers for skin eruptions, including leprosy. Added to the bath the twigs give relief to muscular aches and pains, itchy skin and eczema.

The Zulu use the root for snakebite and sprinkle a decoction of the plant around their houses to keep snakes away.

A tea made of the flowers (1/4 cup of fresh flowers in 1 cup of boiling water, stand, steep for 5 minutes then strain, sweeten with honey if desired) is soothing cough and cold remedy. This same brew has been used for the treatment of jaundice, asthma, haemorrhoids, headaches, chest ailments, bronchitis and epilepsy.

Growing the plant is simple as Wild dagga is a robust perennial that is easily propagated from seed and cuttings. Grow it in full sun and clip the bush back after the winter to keep it attractive, otherwise bits of it seem to die off each season.

Healing Touch Mobile Spa becomes part to Farr Out Guesthouse services

Healing Touch Mobile Spa becomes part to Farr Out Guesthouse services

Marissa from Healing Touch Mobile Spa is a fully qualified therapist with ITEC, CIDESCO and SAAHSP diplomas. She truly believes that our guests (male and female!) should focus on what is most important: unwind in the comfort of the guestroom or in nature/scenery which will be transformed into an oasis of tranquillity and therefore creating an unforgettable spa experience.

Choose from the menu below and book in advance to avoid disappointment:

  • Swedish Full body massage (60 minutes)
  • Deep Tissue Massage (60 minutes)
  • Pregnancy massage (60 minutes)
  • Back and Neck massage (30 minutes)
  • Indian Head massage (30 minutes)
  • Reflexology (30 minutes)
  • Revitalizing Back Treatment (60 minutes)
  • Full Spa Facial (60 minutes)
  • Mini Facial (30 minutes)
  • Full Body Polish (30 minutes)

With the current 24/7 lifestyle, bombardment of technology and Social Media and the constant GO GO GO; our bodies and minds are in constant "fight or flight mode" and we have forgotten how to "just be". Over the last few decades people have become so accustomed to high levels of stress that most individuals do not consider the demands to be out of the ordinary. This can be a dangerous viewpoint as prolonged stress can be both detrimental to body and mind.

Discover why you should treat yourself with some time for relaxation and pure bliss:

  • The simple act of taking an hour or two to unwind releases stress so you feel better and look younger, therefore the downtime is uplifting!
  • The frantic pace of our world today can make anybody feel down, which can manifest not only in the way you look but also in the way you interact with others. A massage will help increase your brain's dopamine and serotonin levels, which will make you feel good. This means you are boosting your mood!
  • When you are burned out at work, you become less efficient and less productive. Your batteries need recharging. Escape to a destination spa and you will surely feel re-energized and in a better state of mind to tackle the challenges at work when you return.

WICHTIG! Reisen mit Kindern nach Südafrika

Einreisebestimmungen Südafrika für Minderjährige

Ab dem 1. Juni 2015, unabhängig vom Zeitpunkt der Buchung, müssen alle Minderjährige unter 18 Jahren, die nach Südafrika einreisen oder aus Südafrika ausreisen, zusätzlich zu einem gültigen Reisepass bislang nicht erforderliche Dokumente vorlegen.

Die neuen Bestimmungen gelten für alle Kinder unter 18 Jahren, unabhängig von ihrer Nationalität.
Es ist wichtig darauf zu achten, dass alle Anforderungen erfüllt sind, da andernfalls die Ein- oder Ausreise nach/aus Südafrika verweigert werden kann.
Nachfolgend ist aufgeführt, welche Dokumente dies im Einzelfall für Minderjährige mit deutscher Staatsbürgerschaft sind.

Alle in einer anderen Sprache als Englisch verfassten Dokumente müssen von einer beglaubigten Übersetzung begleitet werden. Es müssen jeweils die Originaldokumente oder offiziell durch eine Behörde oder einen Notar beglaubigte Kopien vorgelegt werden.

Diese Bestimmungen für Minderjährige unter 18 Jahren gelten nicht für Transitreisende an den internationalen Flughäfen Südafrikas soweit sie den Transitbereich nicht verlassen.


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West Coast – Das Südafrika der leisen Töne

West Coast – Das Südafrika der leisen Töne

Far away im Farr Out: ein unvergessliches Erlebnis in Paternoster

Zu meinem 29. Geburtstag habe ich mir von meinem Freund eigentlich ein stinknormales Wellness-Wochenende irgendwo in Kapstadt gewünscht. Was ich aber stattdessen bekommen habe, hat alle meine Erwartungen übertroffen und ich hatte das beste Wochenende seit einer Ewigkeit.

An einem Freitag Nachmittag haben wir uns auf den Weg zu meiner Überraschung gemacht und es ging richtig Westküste an Melkbos vorbei weiter auf der R27 bis wir nach ca. 125 km Richtung Vredenburg links abgebogen sind. Da habe ich mich schon gefragt, wo wir letztendlich landen werden, weil außer weiten Feldern und ein paar Kühen und Straußen war bisher nicht viel zu sehen. Daher war ich heilfroh, als ich irgendwann das Meer entdeckte und wir am Ziel angekommen waren. Kurz nach dem Ortsschild von Paternoster sind wir ein zweites Mal nach links abgebogen und näherten uns einem Gasthaus namens Farr Out. Durch die ungewöhnliche Schreibweise ist der Name sehr einprägsam und mir lag ein kleines Schmunzeln auf den Lippen, als ich die deutsche Fahne am Eingang wehen sah. Als ich dann die rustikalen Indianerzelte erblickte, wusste ich, welche Überraschung mir blühte und ich war sofort aufgeregt.


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Farr Out XMAS Flash Mob

Merry XMAS and a Happy New Year 2018

The teams of Farr Out Guesthouse in Paternoster and Quay West Holiday Home in Velddrif wishing you and your family a very MERRY CHRISTMAS. May this joyful season greet you with health and happiness. Make every moment of the Holidays a wonderful time by spending it with loved ones. To put an end to something old, we have to start a thing new, wishing you with a joy-filled heart though the words here are few. A very HAPPY 2018!

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Christmas at Farr Out Guesthouse, Paternoster


We would like to reward you with our "Come-Back-Special" for online reservations and welcome you / your family / friends back at Farr Out and/or Quay West in the future! Check availability and get automatically 5 % discount on your next reservation at Farr Out.

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Good to know about Paternoster

Good to know about Paternoster

One of the town’s most distinctive features is the abundance of fisherman houses coated in whitewashed paint. The authentic façade allows you to step back in history and enjoy the marvels of a historic town.

The “colour code” has its origins back in the day when it was considered that to coat one’s house with a thin paste composed primarily of water and lime, is the most effective and economical way to paint your home. It was inexpensive and easy to maintain and when applied to a surface, the mixture forms a thin opaque film of calcium carbonate (plaster), which is non-yellowing because there is no oil binder.

Historically it was used on the exterior of the house to reflect heat and was somewhat effective as a fire retardant and thermal insulator when applied in thick layers. It was also considered a “sanitary” coating due to its disinfect qualities.

Although modern paints are now being used, the Paternoster community still currently adheres to this tradition, resulting in a charming authentic village where you can find a house of any color, as long as it is white.

SABC3 The Weekend Edition presents Paternoster

SABC3 The Weekend Edition presents "Where Josie goes" on Sunday, 29 January 2017 between 6.30 and 9AM, in and around Paternoster with Farr Out Guesthouse.

Josie enjoyed her stay in famous "Wigwam Rising Moon", went for a little bit of wind in her hair with Deon in the Beach Buggy and to round it off, she relaxed in wood-fired Hot Tub in the evening.



Ready for Africa?

Ask yourself the question: Are you "ready for Africa"?

o    Would you enjoy a braai in a sheltered tepee and eat casually around an open fire rather tha going to a five star restaurant?
o    Would you enjoy an evening under the stars without any light pollution rather than watching a movie in the cinema?
o    Would you enjoy a comfortable double bedroom and watch our little game, ie duiker, mongoose, francolin, and more from the private terrace rather than staying in a snazzy hotel?
o    Would you enjoy floating in a wood fired hot tub at comfortable bath temperature, drinking your champagne out of a plastic mug rather than a crystal glass and watching a falling star?
o    Would you enjoy a beach buggy tailor made trip along the coastline with your hair blowing in the wind rather then driving around in a sportscar?

If you answered all questions with yes, you can get going. You are at the right place in Paternoster - at Farr Out Guesthouse. Follow this link to find out availability.

Preparing Classic Beach Buggy for the Season

Preparing Classic Beach Buggy for the Season

The self-built unique Classic Beach Buggy is by now a Paternoster icon. Qualified Tour Guide Deon Van Schalkwyk likes to share his tales with West Coast visitors. On occasions he is even lucky to show off with playful dolphins and whales in the ocean or Duiker, Steenbok, Secretary Bird, tortoises, snakes and more on terra-firma.

But he also needs to take care of his vintage car: the gearbox needs replacement as well as some other little but important parts. As much as it doesn't sound like for a non-mechanic but it's easiest to take the complete Beach Buggy apart to get to the parts. And in between Deon loves to practise steering again.

The Beach Buggy should be up and running again by end of the week and Deon can then start his tailor-made tours at 4-star graded guesthouse Farr Out at the outskirts of the village again. He will give away some interesting stories of Paternoster before he going through thick sand and dunes along the dirt tracks of Paternoster bay over to Duikereiland. Please note this Classic is NOT a 4X4, but be surprised where the Beach Buggy is able to take you!

Beach Buggy driver DeonBeach Buggy in the garage