The Ultimate Paternoster Bucket List

50 things to do in Paternoster

GRAB a cup of delicious Truth coffee

GRAB a cup of delicious Truth coffee, a Pasteis de Nata and soak up the cosy vibe at JUNK & DISORDERLY opposite the Stay in Paternoster office. *Be tempted by the variety of Charcuterie produce and freshly baked sour dough bread.

VISIT the Cape Columbine LIGHTHOUSE

VISIT the Cape Columbine LIGHTHOUSE. Open Mon to Fri (excl. public holidays) 10am – 3pm

EXPLORE the surrounding area

EXPLORE the surrounding area with an informative and scenic BEACH BUGGY ride with local aficionado Deon Cell: 072 402 1829 Email: deon@farrout.co.za

EAT at WOLFGAT

EAT at WOLFGAT 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 coast line) dishes prepared and styled with flair by internationally renowned chef Kobus van der Merwe. Bookings can only made online https://www.wolfgat.co.za/

PACK a backpack and head up Langstrand

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

PICK-UP some home-made chicken pies

PICK-UP some home-made chicken pies, deli meals or other goodies from THE PATERNOSTER XPRESS Tel: 022 752 2627 *Also great for any necessities like toothpaste, ice and milk.

TREAT yourself to a well-deserved massage

TREAT yourself to a well-deserved massage or facial at PATERNOSTER DUNES BEAUTY CLINIC
Tel: +27 22 752 2217
Email: reservations@paternosterdunes.co.za

INDULGE in the delectable tiramisu

INDULGE in the delectable tiramisu or chai cake at MONDVOL  with friendly service and good food in a country setting. Tel: 073 939 0186

RIDE a horse

RIDE a horse along the beautiful Langstrand Beach with Ronel at DRIKUS HORSE TRAILS Cell: 082 748 5596 E-mail:  bassonr@telkomsa.net

SPOT a Whale or three

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

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 Cell: 0633042237 E-mail:  info@gilcrestplace.com

DIP into luscious local oysters

DIP into luscious local oysters & mussels and other deliciousness at the quirky and oh so cool NOISY OYSTER. Bookings are essential Tel: 022 752 2196

GET HITCHED! ELOPE!

GET HITCHED! ELOPE! We have just the place, it’s oh-so Romantic and just all-round fabulous at GELUKKIE Email: weddings@gelukkie.co.za

IMMERSE yourself in art

IMMERSE yourself in art, beauty and culture as you cruise the PATERNOSTER ART ROUTE meeting the creative locals and maybe take a little something of the magic of Paternoster art home. Find exhibitions and artists at work @ The Shed at The Paternoster Crayfish Wharf.

BRAAI at Tietiesbaai!

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)

TACKLE a traditional Cape Gatsby

TACKLE a messy but yummy traditional Cape Gatsby at EET!  And if you don’t know what that is, trust us, you are in for a treat! Cell: 072 208 2047 or eet.paternoster@gmail.com

PADDLE out between the rocks

PADDLE out between the rocks to see visiting seabirds, penguins and see Paternoster from a different angle with KAYAK PATERNOSTER Tel: 083 795 4198 (Departure point from Paternoster Crayfish Wharf)

EAT tasty & super fresh take-away

EAT tasty & super fresh take-away Vis & Tjips at ON THE ROCKS at the Fish Market complex on the main beach Tel: 083 988 1380

BUY anything

BUY anything including hardware, gas, antiques, fishing gear and flip flops at the general dealer THE PATERNOSTER TRADING POST Tel: 084 510 6503

TRY out the yummy Burgers

TRY out the yummy Burgers or Seafood at the iconic Red-Roofed VOORSTRANDT RESTAURANT while watching your kids play right on the Paternoster Beach front Tel: 022 752 2038

COLLECT Sea Glass

COLLECT Sea Glass and take a Flamework class to make a memorable piece of Jewellery at FLEUR DELYSE GLASS STUDIO Email: fleurdelyse@icloud.com

POP-IN at OEP VE KOEP

POP-IN at OEP VE KOEP – Die Winkel op Paternoster for West Coast produce, wine and more. This is also the sister restaurant to Wolfgat and chef Adel Hughes serves up a tasty and unique strandveld menu daily
Tel: 022 752 2105

BE BEAUTIFUL with a fresh hair-do

BE BEAUTIFUL with a fresh hair-do or a snazzy cut & blow at Le Notre Pere with Hennie Tel: 071 978 0258

EXPERIENCE a full-on sensory meal

EXPERIENCE a full-on sensory meal with a view at LEETO. Try the Risotto & some bubbly – you won’t be sorry. Located at Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel Tel: 060 927 0403

PICK-UP something scrumptious

PICK-UP some scrumptious Black Fig & Black Pepper or Orange & Ginger Jam, Funky Ouma spices and pretty pink sheepskin slippers to take home for Granny at JEM & PANTOFFELS Tel: 082 783 1808

SIP a deliciously stylish cocktail

SIP a deliciously stylish cocktail & classy curry at THE HUNGRY MONK at The Crayfish Wharf Cell:  087 077 0394, E-mail info@thehungrymonk.co.za

CREATE a unique leather item

CREATE a unique leather item for yourself or a gift at a MATTAT LEATHER workshop at The Paternoster Crayfish Wharf contact Erika Cell: 082 853 9472 email: mattat.leather@gmail.com

ENJOY a chilled glass of wine

ENJOY a chilled glass of wine, a picture perfect view and wonderfully tasty meals prepared by chef Jaco Kruger at GAATJIE Tel: 022 752 2242

SELECT some chilli sauces

SELECT some chilli sauces, fudge, Turkish jewellery or eclectic décor items at TUMBLEWEED contact Tel: 084 240 0630

HIT the Gin bar

HIT the Gin bar at BENGUELA BLUE and order a tapas platter to share Cell: 079 969 6452

CRACK open an ice-cold Paternoster Pilsner

CRACK open an ice-cold Paternoster Pilsner, our very own local artisanal brew. The new PATERNOSTER BREWERY is opening November 2019 Email: info@paternosterbrew.co.za

BROWSE and admire art

BROWSE and admire art and pottery from local and other artists at STONEFISH STUDIO & GALLERY or AT BOTHA ART GALLERY.

RELAX at BLIKKIE PIZZERIA

RELAX at BLIKKIE PIZZERIA, take a sip of your Darling slow beer, enjoy a delicious wood-fired pizza and be sure to order your soft serve ice cream for dessert Tel: 079 598 8616 *Great view, kids play area and TV for the big game!

DAWDLE through the SHELL SHOP

DAWDLE through the SHELL SHOP at the Paternoster Hotel for perfect sea-side souvenirs and gifts. TEL: 022 752 2703

ORDER a home-style breakfast

ORDER a home-style breakfast, lunch or dinner with a fantastic view in the middle of the village at the RESTAURANT at THE PATERNOSTER LODGE Tel: 022 752 2023

LISTEN out for the nostalgic FOGHORN

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

SATISFY your craving

SATISFY your craving for fresh & delicious sushi at DE SEE KAT – the view is also a winner. Tel: 072 343 9793

BROWSE through quirky treasures

BROWSE through the quirky and contemporary treasures of jewellery, décor, scarves and much more at MANEKI

TUCK into delicious gourmet fare

TUCK into elegant and delicious gourmet fare overlooking Bekbaai at The RESTAURANT at ABALONE Guesthouse Tel: 022 752 2023

DESIGN and get creative

DESIGN and get creative stamping and designing your own platter with Pam from PB Ceramics email: butterpl@mweb.co.za

DIG-IN to a decadent Waffle

DIG-IN to a decadent Waffle and scrummy milkshake from WAFFLE WHARF located at the Paternoster Crayfish Wharf. Tel: 022 752 2616

DESIGN and get creative

DESIGN and get creative stamping and designing your own platter with Pam from PB Ceramics email: pbceramicspaternoster@gmail.com

DIG-IN to a decadent Waffle

DIG-IN to a decadent Waffle and scrummy milkshake from WAFFLE WHARF located at the Paternoster Crayfish Wharf. Tel: 022 752 2616

GET ENERGISED and hike

GET ENERGISED and hike in and around Paternoster, spot tortoises and birds with tour guide and local Bruce Cell: 082 488 0680

WATCH the Rugby

WATCH the Rugby with your favourite tipple and a wood-fired pizza at WHALES RIB at The Crayfish Wharf. Tel: 022 752 2616

READ and catch up

READ and catch up on all the West coast news and events in WESKUS WEEKLIKS newspaper. Available at our office or the Paternoster Xpress.

TAKE a seat

TAKE a seat at the legendary PATERNOSTER HOTEL, centrally located for great stoep-sitting while watching the village and its people go by.
Tel: 022 752 2703

POP by the infamous PANTY BAR

POP by the infamous PANTY BAR, meet locals and gawk at the interesting, ahem, displays. *definitely a favourite ‘I was here’ Insta worthy moment.

SHOP for all your Braai essentials

SHOP for all your Braai essentials meat, snacks, biltong and Tomes Chocolates at BENGUELA BLACK Meat & Deli Tel: 065 120 1694

ENJOY a fun evening of Karaoke

ENJOY a fun evening of Karaoke and the beach bar vibe at SEEKOMBUIS Tel: 072 258 9041

GET your favourite Granadilla lollie

GET your favourite Granadilla fruit lollie and some quirky souvenirs at WILLE MAGRIETJIE

LAST but not least…

LAST but not least… to start ticking off all your Paternoster Bucket List items you will need somewhere fantastic to stay. We can recommend booking through the following websites;

Booking.com
Airbnb
Travelground
Lekkeslaap

Top Insider Tips

  • Always book for Restaurants & Experiences in advance to avoid disappointment.
  • Take along a jacket, the weather on the coast changes all the time and we can experience 4 seasons in one day.
  • Keep your Camera/smart phone full charged to take advantage 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 things that count!