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Oystercatcher's Haven

Oystercatcher's Haven

Near the idyllic fishing village of Paternoster lies Oystercatcher’s Haven, a memorable guesthouse with panoramic views of the ocean, the unique rock formations of Columbine Nature Reserve’s coastline, and the Cape Columbine Lighthouse. Enjoy breathtaking sunsets from the guesthouse’s expansive veranda where you may even catch a glimpse of one of the local whales or dolphins!

The cozy main lodge boasts a stylish interior that opens onto a veranda and refreshing swimming pool. Three en-suite bedrooms extend from the main lodge area, each with magnificent views of the ocean.

The ground floor Room 1 is unique for its lovely views, private veranda, and path leading straight to the beach. Offering a queen-sized bed and en-suite bath and shower, it also features DSTV, tea and coffee making facilities, and a fully stocked bar fridge.

A private roof terrace opening to incredible sea views is a highlight of Room 2, which also features en-suite bath with shower along with the standard amenities from Room 1. A truly romantic getaway, Room 3 is the most private suite, offering lounge, veranda, king-sized bed, pure Egyptian cotton linens, en-suite bath with shower, and more. Oystercatcher’s Haven has the option to include a sumptuous breakfast along with your stay.

Picnic lunches are available so that guests can be free to explore the beautiful Paternoster region surrounding the guesthouse. The wonders of the Atlantic Ocean beckon, from beachcombing and sunbathing on pristine beaches to swimming and exploring the wonderful bays and rocky coves of pink granite. Other popular area activities include kayaking, snorkeling, scuba-diving, kite-surfing, enjoying the beautiful spring flower displays (June –September, weather-dependent), birdwatching, and identifying the local fynbos and succulents.

Take a visit to the Cape Columbine Lighthouse, the last manually controlled lighthouse built on the South African coast. Standing atop Castle Rock, the lighthouse is usually the first South African lighthouse to be seen by ships coming from Europe.

Sealife is prolific, particularly whale, dolphin, mussel, crawfish, abalone, penguin, and the famous west coast rock lobster.

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