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Establishment Description

The luxurious five-star Abalone House Boutique Hotel effortlessly blends old world elegance with eclectic decadence in the quaint seaside village of Paternoster on the Cape West Coast. Situated 160km north of Cape Town, Paternoster has its own distinctive beauty, with its unspoilt shimmering white beaches, rocky outcrops, turquoise waters of the Atlantic and indigenous fynbos. Whitewashed fishermen’s houses, blue shutters, colourful fishing boats scattered on the beach and boat masts tinkling in the breeze create an idyllic setting for this unique Boutique Hotel. A 90-minute drive from Cape Town, Abalone House offers city-weary dwellers and discerning travellers an unashamedly opulent beachside escape, where extravagance and guest comforts take precedence.
Luxury accommodation in ten suites that caters for every indulgence, decadent decor and four areas to relax, socialise over drinks or savour delightful culinary feasts – what more could you ask for. Abalone House’s inviting public areas are filled with beautiful antiques, vibrant colours and quirky decorative finishes.The luxurious five-star Abalone House Boutique Hotel effortlessly blends old world elegance with eclectic decadence in the quaint seaside village of Paternoster on the Cape West Coast. Situated 160km north of Cape Town, Paternoster has its own distinctive beauty, with its unspoilt shimmering white beaches, rocky outcrops, turquoise waters of the Atlantic and indigenous fynbos. Whitewashed fishermen’s houses, blue shutters, colourful fishing boats scattered on the beach and boat masts tinkling in the breeze create an idyllic setting for this unique Boutique Hotel. A 90-minute drive from Cape Town, Abalone House offers city-weary dwellers and discerning travellers an unashamedly opulent beachside escape, where extravagance and guest comforts take precedence.
Luxury accommodation in ten suites that caters for every indulgence, decadent decor and four areas to relax, socialise over drinks or savour delightful culinary feasts – what more could you ask for. Abalone House’s inviting public areas are filled with beautiful antiques, vibrant colours and quirky decorative finishes.


Accommodation

Abalone House Boutique Hotel in the seaside village of Paternoster on the Cape West Coast boasts ten luxury ground and first-floor suites built around a tranquil sheltered garden courtyard. All the ground floor suites have direct access to the elegant pool set in the courtyard. In line with international trends for small boutique hotels, visitors to Abalone House are able to choosefrom three different types of suites, all comfortable and superbly appointed. Abalone House have taken pampering to a new intensity by embellishing our suites with every conceivableconvenience to ensure your comfort and enjoyment. Experience our unsurpassed attention to detail in the manythoughtful touches, from extra-length beds and deluxe pillows, to fluffy mohair blankets and under floor heating.


Area activities

Activities to do while staying at the Abalone House.

In Paternoster
•Browse in Paternoster’s quaint bric a brac shops.
•Experience creativity unfolding with a visit to Paternoster’s art galleries and pottery studio.
•Stroll along eight kilometres of pristine white beach.
•Don’t miss out on a taste of local culture by sampling some of Paternoster’s local specialties such as pickled mussels, sun dried snoek biltong or salty ‘bokkoms’ (dried harder).
•Wait with the seagulls on the sun-bleached boulders for the fishermen’s boats to return with their daily catch to the village harbour.

Outdoor adventures ( Recommended by Abalone House – These activities is not arranged by Abalone House)
•Hike or take a 4x4 route in the nearby pristine natural wilderness of the 263-hectare Cape Columbine Nature Reserve at Tietiesbaai. The reserve, about 5km from Paternoster, has many charming rocky coves along the coastline.
•Take a sea kayak on an ocean adventure to view the marine life dolphins, seals and whales that enter the bay in season.
•A must-have experience is the magnificent wild flower displays every spring (between August and September/October).
•If you’re a birding enthusiast, seize the opportunity to view over 200 species in the area, including African penguins, egrets, Cape Cormorants, Arctic terns and endangered black oystercatchers.
•Go kite surfing, snorkeling or scuba diving.
•Horse riding as well as mountain- and quad biking activities are also available.

Remember to check beforehand as all outdoor activities on the West Coast are always weather dependent.

Day outings
•Go on a tour of the neighbouring vineyards on the West Coast Wine Route. Buy a few bottles of select wine to enjoy back at your cottage.
•Request a picnic basket and experience Tietiesbaai a few kilometers outside Paternoster (part of the Columbine Nature reserve). This is also a great place to collect handfuls of shells as a reminder of your trip.
•Visit South Africa’s last remaining manned lighthouse in the Cape Columbine Nature Reserve. Built in 1936, the light from this marine beacon shines 32 nautical miles (60km) out to sea.
•Explore the scenic country villages of the Swartland area, known for its undulating wheat fields and farmlands.
•Walk among the beautiful indigenous coastal fynbos in the West Coast National Park Walk in Langebaan (about 45km away).


Check in times

Check In: 2:30pm

Check out: 11am Should you wish to arrange for a late / early check in / check out, please contact us in advance.  Additional charges may occur.


Children Policy

No children under 12


Deposit Terms

A 50% deposit is required to confirm the reservation. On-line reservations to be paid immediately with credit card when making a reservation. When paying your deposit by EFT (Electronic fund transfer) the deposit is required within 4 days of confirmation.
  All reservations must be guaranteed by a valid credit card.
• Payment can be made by direct deposit or credit card.
• We accept MasterCard and Visa credit cards. Alternatively you can settle via EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer). Balance to be settled on departure.


Cancellation Terms

Please note that any no-shows will be charged for the duration of the reservation.  Cancellations will be subject to the following forfeiture policy:
More than 21 days before arrival 10% of booking value with a minimum of R50.00
From 14 up to 21 days before arrival - 25% of booking value
From 7 up to 14 days before arrival - 50% of booking value
Less than 7 days before arrival - 100% of booking value.


Travel Insurance

We suggest that guests are covered by travel insurance in the event of an unforeseen cancellation.


Room Types & Descriptions

Standard Superior:
These five rooms are situated on both the ground and first floor, with access to the
inner courtyard and swimming pool. They do not have sea views.
Luxury Superior:
Situated on both the ground and first floor, these four suites have private balconies or
garden patios. Some have limited sea views.
Superior Sea View Suite:
This magnificent suite is situated on the first floor and has its own private patio
with spectacular full views of the sea.

Cuisine

Bistro/contemporary/south african


CSI Profiles


Reuben's
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Food Philosophy

Simple dishes well prepared


Chef's Profile

Eugene resizedEugene Johnson, trained at Capsicum culinary studio, and did his in- service training at Protea Tygervalley, spent 8 months there after moving to Societi Bistro working with Executive Chef Stefan Marais. Three years later he joined the team at El Burro as sous chef. Then onto Glen Carlou vineyards as sous chef with Chef Johan Stander, followed by Reuben´s restaurant at Abalone house in Paternoster.


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Self Drive Options

From Cape Town: travel north on the R27, turn left at the Vredenburg turn-off and travel through Vredenburg to Paternoster. The entire trip is ± 140km.

From Cape Town International Airport: travel towards Cape Town on the N2, take the N7 - Malmesbury/ Goodwood turnoff (Vanguard Drive) and turn right towards Malmesbury. Travel north on the N7 and turn left at the Melkbosstrand turn-off. Continue to the R27. Turn right onto the R27 and travel north, past Yzerfontein and Langebaan until you get to the Vredenburg turn-off. Turn left at the Vredenburg turn-off and travel through Vredenburg to Paternoster. The entire trip is ± 155km

GPS COORDINATES:
S32°48`40,00

E17°53`06,00

 

 

 

Nearest Airport

Cape town International

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