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is located in the Western Cape
region of South Africa
Lying around 120km north of Cape Town
, this bleak but beautiful part of the coast, with its remote beaches backed by sleepy whitewashed fishing villages, has in recent years seen a good deal of development and locations do now have to be more carefully chosen ...
The village of Paternoster probably remains the most attractive part, with some good beach-side accommodation and the pleasant Cape Columbine nature reserve.
To the north lies Velddrif, with some interesting inland options along the Berg river. To the south the port of Saldanha is a rather ramshackle and industrial port. Across the bay the town of Langebaan, once an important whaling station, is now only interesting for its birding and water sports.Kersefontein Farm
... is the stand-out accommodation in this area, an exceptional farm-stay set inland from Paternoster, in the family for many generations and offering a truly exceptional and characterful guest experience.Paternoster Dunes
... is perhaps the best of the small guesthouses in the town itself, overlooking the main beach.