Things to do in Paternoster

Things to do in Paternoster

Shops Art Antiques

Paternoster Express
Get your daily needs at the local supermarket. A post office is located at the inside (only open in the morning). The one and only petrol station are in front of the shop.
Opening times: Monday till Saturday 8am till 6pm, Sunday 8am till 3pm.
Contact: 082 335 0140 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

THE DUNE SHOP and MAGRIETJIE are some of the quirky and quaint village stores and look for pretty things, jewellery and antiques, located along St. Augustine the Main Road through Paternoster.

BUY anything from nails, fishing gear, scrummy samosas & curry mussels to flip-flops at general dealer THE TRADING POST on the right-hand side of the main road.
Tel: 0845106503

Maneki
Designer cutlery Maneki, jewellery, leather bags, hats and lots more.
St Augustine Rd, Paternoster
Opening times: Monday till Saturday 9am till 5pm and Sunday 9am till 5pm

The Stone Fish Art Studio artist Dianne Heesom-Green: "Clay is of the earth and can change its costume depending on the stage setting. Clay is responsive to the inner state of the maker; while being moulded, it moulds the maker". You can watch her at work in her studio in St Augustine Rd or book a workshop.
More info 082 824 8917 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

At Botha
The actor and artist At Botha is also famous for his paintwork. Visit At Botha Gallery in 54 St Augustine Rd or book a painting holiday in Paternoster.
More info 082 901 1353 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.atbothagallery.co.za

Patina Bazaar
Imported French and English furniture, hand printed linen, nice junk and collectors’ items.
St Augustine Rd, Paternoster
Opening times: Monday till Friday 9am till 4pm, Saturday 9am till 4pm, Sunday 10am till 2pm
Contact 082 553 8641 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Activities

BEACH BUGGY
Explore the surrounding area with an adventurous ride with local aficionado
Deon - Cell: 072 402 1829 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TREAT yourself to a well-deserved massage or facial at PATERNOSTER DUNES BEAUTY CLINIC
Tel: +27 22 752 2217
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RIDE a horse along the beautiful Lang strand Beach with Ronel at DRIKUS HORSE TRAILS
Cell: 082 748 5596
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ROMANCE the heck out of your love and sip a sundowner on BEKBAAI BEACH while you watch the Sunset over the rocks & ocean. NB Take your camera!

STRETCH & BREATHE it all out with our local Yoga instructor Shirley
Tel: 074 874 2221

GET HITCHED! ELOPE! We have just the place, it’s so Romantic and just all-around fabulous at GELUKKIE.
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Website: www.gelukkie.co.za

PACK a picnic and walk along LANGSTRAND beach all the way to the Groot Paternoster Nature Reserve approximately 7km (one way). If you are lucky you will spot the Dolphins frolicking and go early because sunrise is spectacular from this vantage point!

PADDLE out between the rocks to see visiting seabirds, penguins & Paternoster from a different angle with KAYAK PATERNOSTER. Experienced guide with double sit on top Epic Kayaks. All safety gear and paddles supplied. Trips are weather pending and leave early morning, the best time to enjoy the West Coast. Dolphins, seals and whales are common in the bay and the bird life on the rocks is plentiful and varied. One can count the steadily growing penguin colony or see nesting cormorants and seagulls up close on their rocky perches. Booking is essential.
Call Ian on 082 584 1907
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Sporting activities range from kayaking, kitesurfing, snorkelling, scuba diving, kite flying, hiking, and for the brave – swimming in the cold West Coast water!

WORK UP A SWEAT with our local Pilates instructor
Frank - Tel: 084 624 1607

Yoga
Tone, relax, feel invigorated - get the numerous benefits of regular yoga. For all ages, all sizes and all levels of fitness.
Contact Shirley on 074 874 2221

COLLECT Sea Glass and take a Flame work class to make a memorable piece of Jewellery at FLEUR DELYSE GLASS STUDIO
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BE BEAUTIFUL with a fresh hair-do or a snazzy cut & blow at Le Notre Pere with Hennie
Tel: 083 295 6181

PICK-UP some enticing sounding Black Fig & Black Pepper or Orange & Ginger Jam and pretty pink sheepskin sleepers to take home for Granny at JEM & PANTOFFELS
Tel: 082 783 1808

CREATE a unique leather item yourself at a MATTAT LEATHER WORKSHOP held at Jem & Pantoffels
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BREW your own artisanal beer on a hands-on course in Beer making with PATERNOSTER BREWERY
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DESIGN and get therapeutically creative while making your own platter with PAM BREYTENBACH POTTERY STUDIO
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GET ENERGISED and hike through CAPE COLUMBINE NATURE RESERVE, an especially beautiful time is in spring (Aug & Sept) during the breath-taking West Coast Flower Season.

WATCH the Rugby or just people watch at the local and legendary watering-hole THE PANTY BAR at THE PATERNOSTER HOTEL. Meet locals and gawk at the interesting ahem…displays.

JAZZ FESTIVAL is one of the major yearly, end of February, event in Paternoster, hosting a variety of Jazz musicians around the world. A must see!

Bird Watching

The West Coast is a bird watcher must to go! Discover a number of the 225 bird species of this area. Enjoy the variety of birds in the landscaped garden, i.e.: Wagtail, Fiscal Shrike, European Starling, Red Bishop, Pied Kingfisher, Palm Swift, Cape Turtle Dove, Rock Pigeon, Greater Kestrel, Pygmy Falcon, Steppe Buzzard, Helmeted Guineafowl, Secretary bird, Spotted Dikkop, Korhaan, Crowned Plover, Egyptian Goose, Bokmakierie, Grey Heron, Black-eyed Bulbul, Yellow-eyed Canary, Cape Weaver, Cape White-Eye, Malachite Sunbird, Lesser Double-collared Sunbird, Barn Owl, Cape Spotted Owl,...

Tell us once you have spotted some others!
More info West Coast Bird Club 082 571 6367