Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Travel Diary: Paternoster


 
My husband and parents planned a quick get away to the Western Cape this month and I couldn't wait to get my teeth into everything that the beautiful city of Cape Town had to offer. With suggestions on where to go and what to do spilling over from friends and family, we whittled our options down and made sure visiting the little town of Paternoster was on our "MUST DO" list.

The idyllic fishing village on the West Coast, approximately two hours away from Cape Town, is located between Saldanha Bay and St Helena Bay. We stopped at quaint padstal's (loosely translated from Afrikaans to mean "road stores") which stock home made bread, refreshments, arts and crafts and quirky gifting. It's really easy to while away the time browsing and chatting to store assistants. We found that they were really friendly & helpful - which sort of resonates with everyone that we met along the way.

The laid back, stress free living of village life quickly rubbed off on us. We had lazy dinner over the terrace at the Paternoster Lodge, a 4 star rated hotel, while the sun set and festivities began. The next morning, waking to ocean breezes and a brilliant sunrise - we headed to the beach and watched the fishermen come to shore. 

There isn't much to do, except fish and relax on the beach. There are a few craft stalls and independent stores, filled to the brim with hand made jewellery, pottery, beauty products and home ware items. 

There are loads of holiday accommodation available throughout the year and what I would imagine to be the perfect wedding destination to get away from the crowds and traffic, leaving you with lasting connections with your loved ones. 

Check out some of the photos below and see for yourself. 

Lavender blooms in abundance outside a picture perfect holiday accommodation.

St Helena Bay boardwalk onto the beach. The ocean is a sparkling aqua, all year long!

White sandy beaches, anyone?

Paternoster Lodge, our hotel accommodation with a view.
Love,
Yo Homi

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