A Seaside Stay at Pater Nessie in Paternoster

A seaside vacation a mere two hours from the City is all you need to start off the year anew and, there’s no better place to stay at where you can smell and hear the sea right under your nose than in Paternoster. 

And if you want a slice of this, you need to book sometimes months in advance because it’s always fully occupied due to its popularity.

I love small places just like I love my small towns so staying in a loft-style apartment was ideal. Pater Nessie, self-catering accommodation is one of the many accommodations in the postcard-worthy town of Paternoster. The town is a splitting image of the infamous country, Greece and, it’s no wonder everyone in and around the Western Cape wants to experience the feeling and vibe.

About Pater Nessie

Pater Nessie is owned by a lovely couple who lives below the vacant space. We never met them but we could hear movements in the home every time we passed to get to the garage.

The stairway to the loft is a bit steep and quite high which leads to the sliding door and quaint braai area. This open plan space keeps to the authentic characteristics of the town; whitewashed and different shades of blue decor.

The kitchen is lovely, catering to all the necessities from the appliances to the cutlery and crockery and, an l-shaped counter-top with stools to sit and eat at.

What I loved

Everything is well thought out in the details. From the dark blue pin stripped couch to the fishing boat canvases, each item had a place.

Pater Nessie facilitates a double bed, an aircon along with a fan since it gets pretty humid and hot during the summer, a television and a tiny bathroom with a toilet, basin, and shower.

The surroundings are quiet and peaceful making it the perfect getaway for you to relax. The ocean might not be in plain sight but you can hear the waves in the distance and sunset is magnificent to watch go down at night.

If you’re planning to visit Paternoster, keep in mind that many of the accommodations are pricey so opt to do lots of research and enjoy smaller, intimate places.

Travel Tips

Getting there: It’s approximately a two-hour drive from Cape Town along the N7, then on the R27 on the West Coast Route and the R399 towards Paternoster.

When to go: It doesn’t matter when you go, it will always be filled with tourists. However, it’s beautiful during the summer months from November to March.

Price: It’s R700.00 per night during the peak time and is expected to decrease during off-peak season.

What to expect: It’s a self-catering accommodation so expect to bring your own food. There are many shops and restaurants in the town but you need to book in advance.

Websites to visit: We booked through TravelGround which you can find here. You can also book directly through Stay in Paternoster website here.

Until the next adventure.

Stephanie Marthinus Blog


A Seaside Stay at Pater Nessie in Paternoster

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