the cape west coast - paternoster

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(alfabetical list)

atlantis
blaaubergstrand
darling
hopefield
langebaan
mamre
melkbosstrand
milnerton
paternoster
saldanha
st helenabaai
velddrif
vredenburg
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yzerfontein
HOW TO GET THERE
(GPS: 32 49S 17 53E)
Off the R27, past Vredenburg. 16km from Vredenburg, 151km from Cape Town.

TOURISM OFFICE
Paternoster Village Tourism
·  Telephone: 022 752 2323
·  e-Mail

PLACES OF INTEREST
◊  Lighthouse at Cape Columbine
◊  Columbine Nature Reserve
◊  Nearby Tietiesbaai (10km to the south)

WHAT TO DO AND SEE
•  Wildflowers in season
•  Fishing
•  Wind and Kite surfing
•  Beach walks
•  Sea Kayaking
•  Birding
•  Diving
ORIGINS OF THE NAME
Said to be the first two words of the Lord's Prayer (in Latin) as used by Portuguese Seamen when shipwrecked.
Old maps of the region refer to St. Martin's Paternoster

POPULATION
1500

HISTORY
Paternoster is a popular tourist destinations on the West Coast and is famous for its strong traditional fisherman’s architecture, endless pristine sandy beaches, whales and dolphins frolicking in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, breathtaking sunsets and the indigenous wildflowers.

Unfortunately, due to changing fishing regulations, the fishing activity has come to a virtual standstill. Slowly Paternoster is changing into a weekend destination to numerous new property owners that invested here.
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