It was our good friend and colleague journalist Nikki Werner who told us in 2010 about Paternoster. She said it was a well kept secret and we had to check it out before it got discovered. So we did and we were charmed. We spend a week in this quaint and Mediterranean looking seaside village along the Wes Kus of South Africa. We had great food at Oep Ve Koep, ate crayfish at the Noisy Oyster and enjoyed the South African sun and sea. We wrote up the story for many magazines and newspaper and spread the message.
This week we are back in Paternoster. Nikki was right, the village is discovered and has gotten much busier. More hotels, like the wonderful Strandloper Ocean, with the best location in town: away from the crowds and with full view over the Atlantic. We stayed in a suite with huge sliding doors opening up the living room unto a wooden deck which tumbled almost into the soft dunes.
The Atlantic waves let us fall asleep and gently, woke us up again with the crisp and tantalizing smell of this ambitious ocean.
We still love Paternoster and are happy new lodgings popped up since our first stay in 2010!