• 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.


    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


    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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