Lodges

Abalone House and Spa

A touch of glamour on the West Coast

Abalone House and Spa

Set in the heart of the quiet southern side of Paternoster, Abalone House is perfectly situated for exploring the quaint shops and gourmet restaurants that make up the village, and the beautiful white sand beaches. Don’t be fooled by the bleached, whitewashed exterior of the hotel, however; step inside and you are greeted by an unexpected profusion of decadence. There are bright, bold colours with quirky artwork hanging from the walls and a mix of eclectic and antique furniture. If you didn’t think opulent beachside glamour was a phrase, let Abalone House change your mind…

At the lodge

The hotel

The hotel is built around a pretty courtyard and an outdoor swimming pool and there are several comfy salon chairs and tables dotted around for lazy mornings (and afternoons!). Inside, there’s a well-stocked bar and the vibrant lounge is warm and cosy and even has a roaring fire for chilly winter evenings. Reuben’s restaurant provides a splendid setting for meals, with the sandy beach glinting enticingly in the background and the soothing lull of the sea.

The rooms

In contrast to the vivacious décor of the main areas, the 10 rooms at Abalone are calming, soothing and utterly tranquil. Crisp white linens rest on vast beds, subtle tones adorn the walls and plush bathrobes wait to be lounged in. Not all rooms have sea views or private terraces, however, and we highly recommend splashing out on a Luxury Suite or truly pushing the boat out with the Superior Suite complete with private balcony and magnificent view of the sunset.

On safari

Experiences

Most attractions in Paternoster are a 10 minute stroll away and a day spent wandering the streets is well spent; dip into the local art galleries, devour fresh seafood in a beachside restaurant or search for souvenirs. If you’re feeling adventurous, quad biking, horse riding, snorkelling and kayaking can all be arranged and the Cape Columbine Nature Reserve and West Coast National Park are both a short drive away.

When to go

Paternoster by month

January

Season: Dry

February

Season: Dry

March

Season: Dry

April

Season: Dry

May

Season: Wet

June

Season: Wet

July

Season: Wet

August

Season: Wet

September

Season: Wet

October

Season: Dry

November

Season: Dry

December

Season: Dry

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