Rich in history and natural resources, a visit to South Africa’s West Coast is certainly not to be missed. Wide open spaces and the revitalizing ocean spray of the West Coast waves invigorate the mind, body and soul.
Locals add the flavour
This part of the world brings a way of life which only the West Coast locals can teach us. It offers an eclectic fusion of inhabitants who prefer to live an unpretentious life. They delight in entertaining visitors to their coast, always eager to introduce you to the local delicacies of snoek and korrelkonfyt, bokkoms (salted, sun dried mullet) and crayfish.
Mesmerizing summers and fascinating winters
Picture laid back and sunny summer days, long lazy walks on a sunlit beach, a glass of crisp white wine and succulent crayfish to nibble on while the sun sets, or cuddling up with a good red wine during enchanting winter spells. Could life get better than this? Yes, it can – at La Baleíne Beach House Collection on the beach at the fisherman’s village Paternoster. Here we offer luxurious accommodation with magnificent sea views merely an hour and 40 minutes’ drive from Cape Town.
A way of life
Paternoster originated as a typical West Coast fishing village. Take an early morning stroll along the beach and watch the locals put out to sea in their crayfish bakkies (small fishing boats) to earn their living from the azure blue waters of the West Coast. Wait a while and you’ll be lucky enough to purchase a fresh crayfish or two (in season of course) upon their return from the sea or a fresh line fish for the barbeque or braai later that day.
Central to explore
The village is central to major West Coast tourist attractions including the West Coast National Park and the coastal towns of Langebaan, Lambert’s Bay, Yzerfontein, Saldanha Bay, St Helena Bay and Vredenburg, each with its own charm and story to tell. The region also offers abundant action adventure activities. La Baleíne Beach House Collection is therefore your ideal base from which to explore this magical part of the world – the West Coast.