Tel: 022 752 2044
or 014 004 0131
Abalone Pool Villas, Paternoster
Echoing the vibrant decadence of boutique Abalone House & Spa, the 5 star Abalone Pool Villas epitomize the finest self-catering accommodation in the village – with a butler in attendance to serve a full English or Continental breakfast in suite.
Alternatively, breakfast at the Restaurant at Abalone House is offered. The butler service is also available for late afternoon drinks and canapés, as well as for dinner by prior arrangement – both at an additional surcharge.
An enticing selection of restaurants are within walking distance of the Villas and serve simple to sensational cuisine, by day and night. However, the fully-equipped and stylish Villa kitchen also encourages easy meal preparation, and the dishwasher does the rest.
Both villas are also serviced each morning to keep them pristine and turn downs are done in the evenings – or not, should you request this. There’s plenty of flexibility too around service, to ensure your stay is thoroughly relaxed, enjoyable and luxurious.
Both units have off-road parking, and Villa no 1 has a complimentary lock up garage – with an interleading door into the Villa. A night security guard and watch dog – for additional peace of mind – is also stationed outside the Villas. Before starting his shift, he’ll introduce himself to you, if you’re in.
PLEASE NOTE: Check in / out is done at Abalone House & Spa, located at 3 Kriedoring Street in Paternoster.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Guests are advised to take the Abalone Pool Villas’ layout into consideration when travelling with young children. The entrance to each Villa’s second bedroom is located on the patio leading off the main living space. These bedrooms also have doors opening onto a raised exclusive use balcony overlooking the sea.
The main living area is spacious and beautifully appointed with comfortable couches, while the floor is strewn with Persian carpets. Oversized, colourful Tretchikoff prints add pizzaz to walls. Touches of delft blue and a single red piece can be found in the living area and bedrooms. A coffee pod machine dots each room in the Villa and there is complimentary Wifi throughout.
For winter evenings, there’s a cosy indoor fireplace, along with a Smart TV and Netflix to enjoy – maybe accompanied by a sherry or two. Summertime, the large glass stack doors can be completely folded back to allow indoor-outdoor living around the pool and braai area. There’s also a convenient outdoor shower for washing off beach sand before jumping in the pool.
The two Pool Villas are virtually identical and each sleeps two couples or a family of four. With two spacious and magnificently appointed bedrooms with king beds dressed in fine percale linen, and en suite, both bedrooms lead onto the patio and pool; one of the rooms also has a private balcony with 180 degree sea views all the way to the horizon. But wherever you are in the 5-star Abalone Pool Villas, the ocean is right outside – just beyond the twinkling rim-flow infinity pool, so uninterrupted sea views are everywhere.
Each of the two air conditioned bedrooms also offer a flat screen TV with select DSTV channels. The bed configuration can also be changed to offer twin beds. The main bedroom’s bathroom offers a shower, bath and double basin, while the second bedroom’s bathroom offers a shower, and single basin. There is also an additional guest toilet in each unit.
Located at 45 St Augustine Road, Paternoster, 7381
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.
•Browse in Paternoster’s quaint bric a brac shops.
•Enjoy traditional West Coast seafood at one of the village restaurants.
•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.
•Hike or take a 4×4 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.
Remember to check beforehand as all outdoor activities on the West Coast are always weather dependent.
•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.
•Pack a picnic and experience Tietiesbaai a few kilometers outside Paternoster – also a great place to collect shells!
•Visit SA’s last remaining manned lighthouse in the Cape Columbine Nature Reserve (built in 1936), shining 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).
Tel: 022 752 2044
or 014 004 0131