• We spent this past weekend in Paternoster at a really lovely cottage called Pikkewyntjie. It’s situated in the old part of the village and a road away from the beach – it’s a real indoor-outdoor space with loads of chilling, lolling about and eating outside or in choices. The weather was miserable but the kids (who’d each brought a friend) had wellies and winter woolies so we headed for the beach for walks and paddles. I can’t remember when last i spent an entire weekend away from my laptop  – we played rummy again and again and i went slightly bananas learning how to use Instagram…hence the way over-saturated images in the post below.

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    Saturday afternoon was perfect for paddling Paternoster2

    We popped to the church bazaar in the morning for treats to eat and drink (that’s gingerbeer in the Obies bottle – it was delicious!). I popped in at Oep vir Koop to say hi to Kobus and to buy his bread to serve with supper. Our cottage was a stone’s throw from Gaaitjie which wasn’t open unfortunately but hopefully next time. The soaps were spotted in Vredenburg at a little shop i walked past. Paternoster3

    We loved the house – especially since the kitchen comes with everything including a handmixer if you feel like baking (i’d packed ingredients, so the girls did just that). It’s a homely and utterly comfortable space and was ideal for us. And the little paddling pool must be great for little people in the hot summer months. Paternoster4

    The outside deck

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    More long walks Paternoster6

    Love this spot – a must do if you visit Paternoster

    For more information about Pikkewyntjie and other similarly fabulous holiday rental escapes, visit Perfect Hideaways

  • 5 Comments to “A Weekend in Paternoster”

    1. zillah on

      Bliss! MY dream getaway

    2. Emma on

      Oooh looks lovely. We’ve been looking for a place to stay in Paternoster with some friends. Was it pricey? x

    3. Linzi Hill on

      Aaaah…but have you tried Arniston yet!? Puuuuurfect getaway … Turquoise water one day and wild crazy seas the next. Fantastic in winter…. The secret season of Arnies!

    4. iwantthat on

      Love Arniston Linzi – no better water in the Cape (hmmm…except for Kraal Baai, that’s another fave!)

    5. Kim on

      Looks gorgeous. So good to get personal recommendations on places away. Thank you! x

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