Whilst Paternoster is known for its relaxing and off-the-beat character,

...it also offers many activities and places of interest nearby.

Well known for its crayfish, white beaches and charm, the main road of Paternoster is lined with fantastic restaurants, art galleries and speciality shops. About 90 minutes’ drive from Cape Town (on the R27) and 15km North West of Vredenburg, Paternoster epitomizes an authentic and traditional West Coast lifestyle. Surrounded by Fynbos, wheat fields in winter and wild flowers in spring. With the Cape Columbine Nature Reserve, bird life, whale and dolphin watching and the magnificent flowers during spring, Paternoster is a true feast for the eyes.

  • Indulge in one of Paternosters fine restaurants.
  • The village also offers activities such as kayaking, fishing and horse riding.
  • Beyond Paternoster lies many other interesting places and activities. Only a 30 minutes’ drive away, Langebaan, boasts the West Coast National Park and the lagoon offering many activities such as kite-surfing, sailing and fishing just to name a few.
  • Be intrigued by all the interesting facts and historical wonders at the West Coast Fossil Park on route to Hopefield.
  • Visit one of the many estates in the surrounding area for some wine tasting.
  • Visit the surrounding nature reserves and further up in the Namaqualand for the spring flower season that will leave you in awe of its splendour (Aug/Sept)
  • Kayaking
  • Bird watching
  • Whale or dolphin spotting
  • Fishing
  • Columbine lighthouse
  • West Coast National Park
  • Golfing