Manual - PLEASE read

As you explore my Happy Place, Paternoster & Flamink, and what it has to offer, go and find inspiration in every nook and cranny. Let your senses be awakened by the vibrant colors, the sweet scents, and the gentle sounds of the ocean that surrounds you. Enjoy the people & culture of Paternoster, please come with an open mind. Your heart will be filled with gratitude for the simple joys and the precious moments that life has to offer in Paternoster.  You will discover a deeper appreciation for the beauty that exists right here.

While you enjoy your time here it may it be filled with laughter, love, and unforgettable memories and may you leave with a lighter heart, a brighter spirit, and a renewed zest for life. Embrace the happiness that awaits you, and may you be forever blessed.

An informed guest is a Happy Guest!  This manual is not to annoy you with information.  I often find that guests do not read this manual and on arrival I am still asked about info that was set out in this manual. 

PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ through this info manual as it provides important info needed for your stay.

As always, I am very happy to assist my guests!

Flamink is a fully self-catering cottage, and NO meals are provided.
We kindly provide you with some basic amenities to see you through the first day of your stay.  However, once this runs out you will be expected to replenish these items at your own cost.

Paternoster is now blessed with a fully equipped OK express store and is available for all your shopping needs and within walking distance from Flamink.

On arrival at Flamink, you will find a small starter kit of:
Enough tea coffee/tea/milk/sugar to enjoy a coffee before or after unpacking your vehicle.
Toilet paper.
Dishwashing liquid.
Wash & and dry cloth, sponge.
A dishwasher cube.
A rubbish black bag.
Nespresso machine with 2 free coffee pods. You are welcome to bring your own extra coffee pods. Please make sure to use the correct alternative pods.

Ad hoc items for added comfort:
Fireplace/Woodstove in lounge area.
Box deep freezer.
Dishwasher.
Microwave.
Electric oven.

Hairdryer.
Electric blanket in main bedroom.
Ironing board and iron.
Please would you make sure that both these items are switched off, especially when used prior to/or during load-shedding. These items are electrical fire hazards.

A broom, mop & clothing drying rack are available in the 2nd bedroom cupboard.
A dustpan and brush for inside use are stored under the kitchen basin.
An outside bucket, dustpan, and brush for sandy feet, available on the patio.

Please note that I do not provide swimming towels.

During winter times and arriving late, remember to get some firewood, kindling, and/or firelighters for the inside fireplace.  Our security also sells wood & fire lighters.

Board games are available in the lounge, in a blue box below the coffee table.  Please may I ask to take care of these items?

Outside patio with braai area –
Outside 2-seater bench
Table & seating.
Oil lanterns.
Extra oil under the basin.
Built-in BBQ area with equipment cupboard below is locked.  Key is attached to the main set of keys.
All BBQ equipment is placed in the cupboard below the BBQ, please would you be so kind and put it back in and secure the cupboard after every use.

Flamink has been thoroughly checked and prepared for your stay.  Please report any breakages/damages on your arrival, within 2 hours please, a WhatsApp message with reason & photos will suffice.
On your departure, the property will be checked for any damages, loss, and unreasonable mess.

Right next to the blue wooden doors you will find the key safe.
Open the black cover from the top and pull downwards.
Firmly enter the code 1267 and push down the top silver lever.
They safe will open.
Remove the keys.
Semi-close the cover and re-enter the same code.
Pull the lever down, hold it down while pushing the door back.
The safe will revert into a locked position.
Please do not give out the key code to any strangers.

The code to open and close the key safe is:  1267

Instructions to use:

Network Name:  Flamingo

Password:   Beach123

Important note to my guests:
Please print or memorise these codes prior your arrival.

Check-in times are from 14h00.
Check-out times before 10h00.

Please note that both check-ins and check-outs are CONTACTLESS, and I will sadly not be present at your time of arrival.  I live in KwaZulu Natal.

Earlier check-in and later check-out are always an option, depending on the season & availability of Flamink.  Please check/arrange this prior with me.

I am ALWAYS available to my guests should you need to ask any questions, ask recommendations or require assistance with anything and very happy to assist!

On your departure, please leave the keys back in the key safe, secured.

Please Google Flamink Beach View Cottage and click on the directions button.

or copy te below URL in your browser.

https://bit.ly/3upxWOB

or follow below.

From Cape Town –
Travel north from Blouberg on R27, Turn left at Vredenburg turn-off.
Travel through Vredenburg to Paternoster.
The entire trip is ± 140km.

From Cape Town International Airport –
Travel towards Cape Town on N2, Take the N7 – Malmesbury/Goodwood turnoff.
(Jakes Gerwel Drive) and turn right towards Malmesbury.
Travel north on N7; Turn left at the Melkbosstrand turn-off.
Continue to R27. Turn right onto R27; travel north, past Yzerfontein and Langebaan.
Turn left at the Vredenburg turn-off; travel through Vredenburg to Paternoster.
The entire trip is ± 155km.

Arriving in Paternoster –
Arriving in Paternoster and upon entering the town, turn left at the 4-way stop into
St Augustine Road.
Continue straight, passing Paternoster Hotel on your left.
Take the first road right. This is Seeduiker Road.
Immediate left, you will find Die Kom Estate.
At the guided boom, inform them that you are my wonderful guests who will be staying at Flamink Beach view cottage.
Flamink is clearly marked, the first unit left in front of the boom gate.

Depending on the guests booked in the surrounding units, loud and noisy guests can sometimes be a disturbance. 

Should this happen please call me immediately!  We do have plans in place to evacuate these guests with immediate effect.

Same count for any vendors visiting too close to Flamink.

2 Parking bays are available and clearly marked, right in front of the cottage.
Please refrain from parking elsewhere.

Should you only arrive in one vehicle, please feel free to park over the 2 parking areas.  This will give you ample space.

The alarm light (very tiny) is situated in the corner, left from the blue wooden doors.

From outside the cottage:
On the steps, after opening or closing the blue wooden gate, press the WHITE button on the remote to activate or de-activate the alarm.

The light will flicker 3 times and turn to a constant blue.
The alarm is now activated.

The blue light will flicker ONCE and then totally off.
The alarm is now de-activated.

To activate and de-activate the alarm from INSIDE the cottage:
Next to the curtains you will notice a small blue light.
Press the red button.
The blue light next to the curtains will turn to a constant blue.
The alarm is now activated outside, and you may still move freely inside the unit.

PANIC SITUATIONS:
For any panic situations please call me immediately or contact the gate guard at the boom. They will contact the response team to be dispatched.

 

Please familiarise yourself with the load-shedding schedules, download the free EskomSePush App for ease of reference.  https://esp.info/

Load shedding in the country occurs unpredictably and is caused predominantly by multiple-generation failures of ageing coal plants.

I have added the following to assist:
– 4-plate gas hob.
– Stove top whistling kettle.
– Rechargeable portable light in each room & kitchen.
– Intelligent rechargeable light bulbs for bedside lamps in both rooms.
– Please take note to charge the items that need to be charged when electricity is on.

An inverter for the WiFi and TV has been installed.  PLEASE DO NOT MOVE THE UNIT or TRY AND PLUG/REMOVE ANYTHING IN OR OUT THE UNIT.
Should I find that the unit is faulty after your visit, the unit will be replaced at your account.

The smart television, with full DSTV package, operates on HD settings and is already set for your convenience.
Please may I ask not to change the settings.
Use the Hisense remote to switch TV on.
DSTV remote only to switch between channels.
Please may I ask not to drop these remotes and to rather keep it save during use in the yellow basket provided on the table.

Cleaning during your stay:
The cottage is not serviced. If you would like to request a cleaner during your stay, please contact me directly, I will gladly arrange this, and you can pay the cleaner directly.

The bed linen and towels will only be changed for long stays.
If you are staying for a max of 7 nights, the linen & towels won’t be changed during your stay.
If you are staying longer than 7 nights your linen & towels will be changed hallway through your stay, thus on day 4.

Example:
If you booked for 10 nights, linen will be changed on the morning of your 5th night.
During a longer stay min of 8 nights and longer, linen and towels will only be replaced in the middle of a booking, thus on day 4.

Security –
As much as we would like to think our fishing village is a safe and friendly paradise, the reality is that this is South Africa and sadly crime happens everywhere.  I would be failing in my duty to you, my valued guests, not to point out that petty theft does happen when given the opportunity.  Die Kom Body Corporate is doing their best to secure your safety.  The crime, which targets small high value items like wallets, cell phones,
iPods, laptops, cameras, and binoculars, is generally not violent.  We strongly advise that all windows and doors are shut and locked, and alarms armed when you leave the unit unoccupied.  Please also ensure that doors & windows are closed and locked at ground level and all vulnerable areas. The cottage has a stay/sleep function, please take care to activate these at night.  Also take valuables from your car into the house or lock in your car boot.

Vendors –
Often the property may be assessed by the door-to-door vendors, particularly those selling kreef/crayfish/shells, during the day.  PLEASE do not allow them close to the cottage!!!!
If you do want to purchase crayfish, rather do so at the fish market or on the beach where no one gets close to your property. Remember that purchasing and being in possession of crayfish outside season is illegal and carries a severe fine.

These simple measures should go a long way to safeguarding your personal belongings and possessions.

Max of 4 guests allowed.  Only 4 beds are in the unit.
Please do not eat any meals in the lounge area or on the lounge suit.
NO smoking inside the cottage.
Unfortunately, no pets nor parties are allowed.
No loud music, discharging of fireworks or crackers allowed.
Please use the laundry rack for all wet clothing and NOT the balcony nor the table.
The boats in Die Kom are for decorative purposes only.
NO playing in or around the boats nor on the rock areas.

Quiet times:
Strictly between 21:00 to 08:00 daily.

Non-compliance with the above rules will be considered as a breach of TC’s of the rental agreement.  The Body Corp reserve the right to terminate your booking with immediate effect and without a refund.
Guests will also be liable for any other costs incurred by neighbours or owners.

Please report any of the above to me should the surrounding neighbours not adhere to these rules.

Bolla-Bokkie – Fisherman Boat:
This boat is my private property and has a special sentiment to me.  This boat was named after my first grandchild, a little girl, who was born on April 25, 2022.  The shells were hand collected, the garden planted, by myself, for the enjoyment of my guests.
Please would you take care of this area as this was your own?  Should you see any children playing around the boat, in the garden and breaking the shells, please could you ask them not to do that?  Photos at the boat are absolutely allowed!

Garbage bags:
Place do not leave any trash bags on the patio but rather in the waste room at the boom gate.

Woodstove/Fireplace:
Important to not overload the stove which may lead into a cracked glass door which will be for your account to replace.

Cancellation Policy:
If a booking is cancelled more than one month prior to arrival, 85% of deposit will be refunded.
Between 30 & 22 days prior to arrival, 70% of deposit will be refunded.
Between 21 & 16 days before arrival date, 50% of amount paid will be refunded.
Between 15 & 7 days before arrival date, 20% of amount paid will be refunded.
Less than 7 days before arrival date, or in the event of a guest not arriving, no refund will be considered or paid.

I love having you in my home and everything was prepared with love for YOUR enjoyment.

It would help a great deal if you would keep the cottage tidy during your stay and respect it as it was your own.

To limit sand deposits please brush of sandy feet and shake out clothes before entering the cottage. Brush, pan & bucket are available, left next to the outside table.

Flamink has been thoroughly checked and prepared for your stay.  Please report any breakages/damages on your arrival, asap, to either myself or my team, a WhatsApp message with reason & photos will suffice.  Guests have 3 hours after check-in to report any defects, things not working or broken.  After you leave, the property will be checked for any damages, loss, and unreasonable mess where you will be contacted to discuss.

On your departure
Please leave all dirty towels in bathtub.
No overnight dishes to be left in kitchen on your departure please, we don’t mind the morning dishes.
Should the unit be founded in a mess, photographs will be taken and send to you on the day of your departure.
An extra cleaning will be charged for unreasonable mess.

Examples of extra charges for guest account:
Stained items such as mattresses, linen, cushions, furniture.
Stains such as make-up, food, make up, red wine and coffee.
Burnt & damage pots.
Items missing, broken, or removed.
Late check-outs without prior arrangement.

Guests hereby acknowledges that this cottage is subject to the following booking conditions and that all guests will be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
Upon paying a deposit or settling balance in full, you acknowledge your acceptance of the below T&Cs.

The lead guest and visitors of the lead guest:
Shall not have any claim against the property owner or their employees, agents, and contractors, and shall indemnify them against any claim for any loss, damage, bodily injury, or death occurring during or in connection with the guest’s rental of the rental property, arising from any act or omission which does not amount to their gross negligence or willful misconduct.
When making use of  Flamink Beach view cottage, do so at their own risk.
No express or implied warranty or guarantee with respect to the rental property or its services and facilities is given by or on behalf of the rental property owner, their employees, agents, or contractors.
Not rely on any representation, undertaking, guarantee or statement other than as set out in the Booking Conditions.
Any sub-letting of Flamink Beach view cottage by a guest or visitor is strictly prohibited.
I give hereby my consent to the property owner to process my personal information for all purposes related to this Agreement, in accordance with the provisions of the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (as amended).
Give permission to correspond via the use of electronic communication with the guest and cautions the guest that, as electronic media / IT systems are open to abuse by third parties, the property owner nor its employees or agents cannot accept responsibility for breaches of confidentiality arising from its use.
Understand that my cleaning team has inspected and prepared the unit prior to arrival. Should you discover any faults or damages within the unit, or any of the contents or appliances, please notify us immediately, but not later than 3 hours after check-in, for us to immediate attend to it. Any later findings may result in paying for the damages.
Give hereby permission to the owner to charge for any accidental or malicious damages done to Flamink Beach view cottage. The liability for guests for their account is not waived and guests agree to be held personally liable for any charges incurred during their stay.
We reserve the right to charge the lead guests for the cost of rectifying damage which has been caused by the deliberate, negligent, or reckless acts of guests to the property or structure. If such damage is discovered during the stay, it will be drawn to the guest’s attention but if discovered after guests have departed, we reserve the right to invoice for the costs for payment to the guests email account. We will however make every effort to rectify any damage internally prior to contracting specialists to make the repairs, and therefore will make every effort to keep any costs that guests would incur to a minimum. The lead guest accepts liability on behalf of the whole group for loss or damage.
In the event of substantial damage occurring and to minimise the risk of disputes arising later, photos will be taken before any cleaning, clearing or repairs are carried out. If guests have left before damage(s) are discovered, we contact you to notify you of the issues and action/costs to rectify. The photos will be email or send via WhatsApp to you. We will allow you the opportunity to respond to the claim before action is taken to rectify damage.
Any lost/broken items, stained lined, cushions or couches; burnt pots, any items missing/removed/taken, late checkouts, severe mess are damages that will be charged for.
The unit has an outdoor braai area as well as indoor fireplaces which may be used at the sole risk of the guest and visitors. Children must always be under adult supervision. Any damage resulting from fires or hot coals will be repaired at the expense of the guest.
This property is non-smoking, and smoking is not permitted inside the property. Any damages caused to a unit or its contents by smoking will be automatically invoiced to you.
Any damages caused or its contents by food, stains, make-up, hair dye etc. will be automatically invoiced to you.

I hereby accept the above with regards to any breakages/damages that might occurred during my stay.

The property owner, nor its employees, agents, and contractors:

Shall be liable for any personal injury, death, loss, theft, or damage to any personal belongings, including, but not limited to cash, jewelry, electronic equipment, or motor vehicles, however caused, during the guest’s, or visitor’s stay at Flamink Beach view cottage.
No refunds, for occurrences resulting in loss of occupancy or personal injury, death, property loss or damage caused by faults in the electrical or plumbing installations, the breakdown of domestic appliances, invasion of pests, weather conditions, flooding, electricity and water supply disruption and any other circumstance beyond their reasonable control.
Reserve the right to decline accommodation or cancel the balance of the booked accommodation (and thereby the contract between the parties), to any guest/visitor for conduct which, in their sole discretion, is inappropriate to the property, or to the comfort of any other visitors or neighbours. This explicitly includes, but is not limited to, noise disturbances (at any time) and any party events hosted at the rental property. In such an event, the guest and any visitors shall be required to immediately vacate the rental property. No refund will be payable under such circumstances. In the unlikely event that we are unable to honour a booking, for reasons not attributable to the guest, we will do our utmost best to find alternative accommodation for the guest or a full refund of all money paid will be made.
The owner and its employees, agents, and contractors shall not be liable for any further compensation and/or loss.
The owner reserve the right to decline accommodation or cancel the balance of the booked accommodation (and thereby the contract between the parties), to any guest/visitor for conduct which, in their sole discretion, is inappropriate to the property, or to the comfort of any other visitors or neighbours. This explicitly includes, but is not limited to, noise disturbances (at any time) and any party events hosted at the rental property. In such an event, the guest and any visitors shall be required to immediately vacate the rental property. No refund will be payable under such circumstances.

Booking Conditions:
These booking conditions (terms and conditions) must be read in combination with our indemnity and disclaimer document which all guests will be required to agree to and sign upon check-in.

Our indemnity and disclaimers are read into these booking conditions and vice versa. Nothing contained in our booking conditions, indemnity and disclaimers are intended to limit any rights that you may have under the Consumer Protection Act, 68 of 2008 (as amended).

You hereby acknowledge, confirm, and agree that your reservation is subject to the following Booking Conditions and that you and anyone accompanying you, will be bound hereby. You have rented a self-catering unit where no meals are served. You acknowledge your acceptance and understanding of these Conditions and that a valid contract is then formed between you and the owner of Flamink Beach view cottage.

Cancellation due to Covid-19
Refunds due to Covid-19 related reasons will only be considered in the event of Government mandated restrictions.

Cleaning Fee Policy
We reserve the right to charge an additional levy in such an event that we found the house was left in an excessively dirty state, which includes but is not limited to, excessively dirty dishes and/or soiled/stained linen and or any furniture.

Key & Breakage Deposit
Guest hereby confirms that NO key deposit will be paid on arrival.
All the conditions with regards to any breakages, OR any additional guests set out in the Indemnity & Disclaimers document will be honoured.

Please accept the T&Cs as set out above: (Tick the acceptance box below)

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Why Paternoster?
Paternoster the oldest fishing village along this pristine coastline, embodies the heart and soul of the West Coast. It is a wonderful & special place filled with contrasts and seasonal colours.
The stark beauty of the place – the pristine white sandy beaches that beautifully contrasts with the deep blue ocean makes it a great place for children to collect mussel shells on the beach.
Festooned with dancing daisies in Spring, surrounded by waving green wheat carpets in Winter, and often dusted in heat in Summer, Paternoster is an enchanting blend of old and new worlds.

When to visit Paternoster?
Paternoster is a great village to visit all year-round.
In the springtime, late August to September, the weather starts to heat up, and wildflowers burst out all over town.
During summer the town bustles with tourists seeking laidback beach vibes and sunny weather.
In fall and winter, Paternoster is cold, and the weather can be rather unpleasant with strong winds. If you do visit during winter, prepare to snuggle up next to the fireplace with a book.
Peak season runs between December to January, April, and late August. The weather is much more pleasant during these months.

WHAT TO DO, SEE & EAT –

INDULGE in all your favourite Seafood treats from the Paternoster Fish Shop at the Crayfish Wharf. They stock fresh oysters, mussels, a catch of the day, crayfish, abalone and loads of other seafood products.

My favourites – in order:

Leeto – +27 60 927 0403 
https://linktr.ee/leetorestaurant
https://www.leetorestaurant.com/

The Noisy Oyster –  +27 22 752 2196
https://www.facebook.com/noisyoysterpaternoster/

De See Kat Restaurant – +27 72 343 9793
https://www.facebook.com/deseekat

Die Gaatjie Restaurant  –  +27 22 752 2242
Menugaaitjie.co.za
Online Reservationsgaaitjie.co.zadineplan.com

Benguela Blue –  +27 83 258 0958
https://www.facebook.com/BenguelaBlue/

WOLFGAT, Book MONTHS in advance!!!! Voted the ‘Best Restaurant of the Year 2019’ by the World Restaurant Awards and experience a taste adventure with seasonally foraged Strandveld (only found on this coastline) dishes prepared and styled with flair by internationally renowned chef.
https://www.wolfgat.co.za/
Reservationswolfgat.co.za

Breakfast & Lunch:
Cathy’s Kitchen – opposite Die Kom
Mondvol Coffee Shop – +27 73 939 0186

TO SEE & TO DO?

VISIT the Cape Columbine LIGHTHOUSE. Built only in 1936, it was the last manned lighthouse constructed, and it rests on a windswept coastline within the Columbine Nature Reserve, just six kilometers outside of the fishing village.

EXPLORE the surrounding area with an informative, scenic, and thrilling BEACH BUGGY ride with local aficionado.  Contact +27 22 752 2222   Landline
+27 83 410 4090 – Marion Lubitz     +27 72 402 1829 – Deon van Schalkwyk

PACK a backpack and head up Langstrand for an early morning sunrise beach walk towards the Groot Paternoster Nature Reserve, approximately 7kms. You might even spot some dolphins!

TREAT yourself (and your partner) to a well-deserved massage or facial at DUNES BEAUTY at Paternoster Dunes Boutique Guest House.

RIDE a horse along the beautiful Langstrand Beach.

SPOT a WHALE or three. The calm and protective St. Martins Bay is the perfect nursery for females to have their calves and often huge pods can be seen from Bek Bay and the main Paternoster Beach.

ROMANCE the person in your life and order a picnic basket from Dee to take to BEKBAAI BEACH while you watch the Sunset over the rocks & ocean.

GET HITCHED! ELOPE! We have just the place, it’s oh-so Romantic and just all-round fabulous at GELUKKIE. ALSO, relaxing & tranquil GARDEN days every Sunday with al fresco dining serving shared delicious fire-food platters and a selection of wine, beers & more.

IMMERSE yourself in art, beauty, and culture as you wander through the ART SHED at The Paternoster Crayfish Wharf. Meet the creative artists at work and maybe take a little something of the magic of Paternoster home with you.

BRAAI at Tietiesbaai! Pack your cooler, braai grid and head to the beautiful rugged Tietiesbaai in the CAPE COLUMBINE NATURE RESERVE for a lekker braai. (Entry into nature reserve costs approximately R15 per person)

FORGET about time as you build a carefully planned sandcastle with the kids, family or friends and watch it wash away as the tide comes in.

PADDLE out between the rocks to see visiting seabirds, penguins and see Paternoster from a different angle.

Antiques, fishing gear and flip flops at the general dealer THE PATERNOSTER TRADING POST.

SPOIL yourself with beautiful, bespoke hand-made sea glass & venetian glass jewelry and other hand-picked pieces.

BE WOWed by joining an e-bike tour and enjoy an unforgettable feeling of freedom while riding effortlessly through the beautiful Paternoster landscape.

CREATE a unique leather item for yourself or a gift, or buy or order a bespoke one-of-a-kind bag, backpack, or other item at MATTAT LEATHER at The Paternoster Crayfish Wharf.

ADVENTURE down the rabbit hole and discover the quirky eclectic THE HOBNOBBERY a Co-Operative. Browse for beautiful gifts, jewelry and clothing at TUMBLEWEED while enjoying a gin or glass of wine with delicious cheeses, deli items or a yummy open sandwich from The Drunken Pecorino. *Pet-friendly & open during load-shedding*

CRACK open an ice-cold Paternoster Pilsner, our very own local artisanal brew, serving refreshing G&T’s on tap with trimmings, six Paternoster Beers (Pilsner, Weiss, IPA, Coffee Milk Stout, Honey Porter & Raspberry Weiss), an alcohol-free sparking Honey & Rooibos on-tap and delicious west-coast inspired comfort food! Email: info@paternosterbrew.co.za *Pet-friendly & open during load-shedding*

BROWSE and admire art and pottery by talented ceramicist Dianne Heesom-Green and other local artists at STONEFISH STUDIO & GALLERY.

LISTEN out for the eerie and nostalgic FOGHORN on misty mornings floating across from the Cape Columbine Lighthouse.

BROWSE through the quirky and contemporary treasures of jewelry, décor, scarves and even enjoy a yummy koeksister with tea at MANEKI at the Art Shed.

TAKE a seat at the legendary PATERNOSTER HOTEL, centrally located for great stoep-sitting while watching the village and its people go by.

HAVE A DRINK at the infamous PANTY BAR, meet locals and gawk at the interesting, ahem, displays. Definitely a favourite ‘I was here’ Insta-worthy moment.

ENJOY a fun evening of Karaoke and the beach bar vibe at SEEKOMBUIS.

GET some locally designed and handmade clothes made of natural and fabulous fabrics, accessories, shoes, and homeware.

GET the low down on fun stuff happening in Paternoster at ONE-STOP shop JISLAAIKIT located in central village next to the Paternoster Hotel. Here you can book and rent Electric Stand-up Bikes, other activities and even pick up some padkos (road trip snacks) for the road!

WATCH in total awe at Full Moon as the moon rises over the bay and be reminded of how beautifully the universe was created and how blessed we all are.

ASSIST the local fishermen to drag their HARVEST of HARDERS to shore and make sure you also have a few to braai later.

GET INKED at FIREHOUSE TATTOO & ART STUDIO by Lizbie Lourens located at The Art Shed, Crayfish Wharf.

STAY COOL or GET WARMED UP with a delicious IL DOLCI Artisan Ice-Cream or soup from PICOLLO Italian Soup Deli at the Crayfish Wharf, Paternoster Waterfront.

IMMERSE yourself in some culture and entertainment at DIE KOELKAMERS our local theatre is hosting some amazing shows, artists & local talent.

SCHEDULE some well-deserved me-time & pampering in the comfort of your accommodation with a relaxing massage or a pretty *beach ready* pedicure from HEALING TOUCH MOBILE SPA.

GET curious at THE ROB DUNN COLLECTION a Toy Restoration & Museum. Explore the world of yesteryear in this little gem located at The Paternoster Wharf.

STOCK up on all your beachy toys & accessories at BEACH BUMS. From sun hats, super comfy bokomo baggies, Lizzard flip flops, buckets & beach balls to family games and sensible sunscreen – you will find everything you could need and more.

Eye spy! If you find one of the hidden PATERNOSTER ROCKS, take a pic and use the hashtag #paternosterrocks and post to their Facebook Page. You’re welcome to keep the rock or re-hide it around town. If you decide to keep the rock, you must please make a new one and place it somewhere before you leave our beautiful village.

FIND your bliss and breath through calmness and flexibility with Trudie at Yoga in Paternoster. Trudie is a Vinyasa yoga teacher and encourages all levels from beginner to truly bendy to join her.

BUILD your core strength, focus, posture, and alignment with PILATES Mat Classes to suit your fitness level.

GET your cake and eat it too at the new coffee shop KOEKEMAKRANKA located at the Paternoster Crayfish Wharf. Situated in the hub of the art and theatre culture of the village this addition is the perfect place to refresh yourself after or during a browse. TRY the koeksisters.

TRAVEL back in time with STOFPAD TOERE and explore the village, by-ways and dirt roads surrounding Paternoster aboard a beautifully restored 1959 Austen.

TOAST the all-new PATERNOSTER WINE & TASTING LOUNGE. Try some of their locally sourced and carefully curated wines. Can you taste the gooseberries and freshly cut grass my Dear?

Tip!!
*Always book for Restaurants & Experiences in advance to avoid disappointment. Please note some restaurants are seasonal and not open during winter months.

*Take along a jacket, the weather on the coast changes all the time and we can experience four seasons in one day.

*Keep your Camera/smart phone full charged to snap Instagram worthy photos of all the beauty.

*Make sure you are careful with your valuables – out of sight is the best policy to limit temptation.

*Have fun & make memories to remember with family & friends, these are the moments that count!

Out of the village but worth a visit:
6km – Columbine Lighthouse & Nature Reserve
17km – Vredenburg/Saldanha Golf Course
28km – Bird Island Nature Reserve in the mouth of Saldanha Bay (Cape Nature)
29km – West Coast Fossil Park
35km – Bokkom Industry in Velddrift
37km – Berg River Estuary
39km – Thali-Thali Game Lodge (including archery)
49km – West Coast National Park
62km – Rocherpan Nature Reserve
106km – Verlorenvlei

Emergency & Important Numbers:

Medical –
Ambulance – 10177 Metro EMS – (022) 713 4590
Vredenburg Provincial Hospital – (022) 709 7200
West Coast Life Hospital – (022) 719 1030

Security –
SAPS Vredenburg (Crime) – (022) 703 6440/6453/6493
Pato Neighborhood watch (from 8pm to 6am) – 072 730 5775
Saldanha Bay Fire Services – (022) 713 1815   or   086 007 3473   or   (022) 433 8700

Snake catcher – Brakkie – 072 440 7589

Locksmith – Jan Hickman – 082 563 7599

NSRI (Sea Rescue) – 082 990 5966