Paternoster is a picturesque traditional fishing village with a view of the Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful coastline. It is a place where you can relax and enjoy the natural beauty. Here you can get a breath of fresh air on the 10-kilometer white sandy beach, take beautiful pictures of old weathered boats, hard-working fishermen and snow-white houses. Timeless and charming is the village and its colorful inhabitants give you that same welcoming feeling as 100 years ago. Paternoster is the place to enjoy local specialties, so go for fresh ‘seafood’ and the lobster is known for that.
Visit the Tieties Bay nature reserve 5 km away where the last manned lighthouse, the Cape Columbine, safely guides the seagoing vessels along the coast. And that used to be different in the past, many a ship wrecked here before the lighthouse kept watch.
That in turn leads to special diving activities along this coast. You can visit the shipwrecks and also get an explanation about the history of the ships. The Lisboa was perhaps the most interesting ship that was shipwrecked here on October 23, 1910, its first voyage.
The coast has a rich animal life and you can spot whales, dolphins, seals, penguins and lots of birds (± 250 species) here. Follow one of the hiking trails and look for rock formations with Khoisan rock paintings.
Paternoster has so much to offer and it is also a beautiful romantic place on the West Coast, a place for nature lovers in the broadest sense of the word!Add to my travel plans