Winter is a great time to explore places and one of those tucked away gems off our West coast is Paternoster. A great weekend retreat â€“ not too far from the city, but far enough.Â
Our journey took us out of Cape Town, up the R27, past the West Coast National Park towards Saldanha Bay. We arrived on a perfect Friday afternoon with sunny skies and a beautiful beach stretched out in front of us.
Blue Dolphin B & B
We booked into the Blue Dolphin Guesthouse and once our bags were dropped we decided to enjoy a sundowner on the deck. No sooner had we settled into our chairs and the weather changed, blue skies giving way to dark rolling clouds!
Seafood Platter It is always interesting visiting a townâ€™s local pub and the Paternoster local exudes character â€“ patrons and past history alike! A couple of drinks later we headed to dinner at a nearby restaurant located on the beach. Being so close to the sea we were tempted to order the seafood platter and were not disappointed.
The next morning we were up at a respectable hour for a walk along the beach. Thankfully we had built up an appetite, for what greeted us upon our return can only be described as a marathon breakfast! Freshly baked bread, crepes, fruit, eggs,bacon, mushrooms, juice, coffee, preserves â€“ the list continues.Â
I walked for miles…
After a sumptuous breakfast we visited the Paternoster Shop and the Fish Market before heading back to Cape Town via Darling and Tannie Evita – there is no better place to enjoy coffee and traditional melk tert!
Don’t cry for me Tannie Evita!
Another tough day in paradise…