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.