Paternoster, meaning 'Our Father', ostensibly took its name from the heartfelt prayers of shipwrecked Portuguese sailors. Although life in Paternoster is still closely associated with the sea and fishing industry, it is to this historic and peaceful little fishing village that the traveller comes to relax. The Cape Columbine Nature Reserve with the well-known 'Tietiesbaai' offers beautiful wildflowers during August and September. Whales and dolphins also visit these waters for ten months of the year.


Contact Information

Office Hours:

Open: Mon:-Fri 09:00-17:00
Sat/Public Holidays: 10:00-15:00

Emergency Numbers:

Ambulance - 022 713 4590 / 10177
Police - 022 703 6440 / 10111


Cape Westcoast Peninsula Tourism
Paternoster Village Tourism
PO Box 444

Contact Details

Tel: 022 752 2323
Fax: 086 611 4792


Towns in the Peninsula


Location Map: Paternoster