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    relax and recharge on the west coast

    We partnered with top lifestyle influencer, Menzi Mcunu to explore what the West Coast has to offer.

    Relax and recharge on the west coast

    As part of Capitec’s #LiveBetter experiences, we have uncovered some of the best spots around 3 of our major cities for a weekend away. Visit Paternoster and enjoy some of the best views of the Atlantic Ocean.

    Not based in Cape Town? Not to worry. Capitec clients get discounts on flights with Travelstart.

    Friday – Arrive in Paternoster

    Paters Haven

    accommodation – paters haven

    Start your relaxing weekend in either a fully equipped self-catering apartment or a bed and breakfast unit. It’s just a short distance away from the town’s beautiful beaches where you can get into the holiday mood. Go kayaking in the bay, kitesurfing or on a beach-buggy tour. 

    Phone: 022 752 2127 or visit their website.


    dinner – leeto restaurant 

    Take in the fresh air and unspoilt sea views while enjoying dishes inspired by the local flavours of the beautiful region. The innovative menu changes frequently to incorporate local, seasonal produce, making it the perfect eatery to visit time and time again.  

    Phone: 060 927 0403 or visit their website.

    Saturday – Enjoy the town

    Paters Haven Breakfast

    breakfast – paters haven

    After a restful night, start your day with a freshly prepared breakfast at this popular bed and breakfast spot. Linger over coffee or take a stroll on Bekbaai beach which is only a stone’s throw away.  

    Phone: 022 752 2127 or visit their website.

    Blikkie Pizzeria

    lunch – blikkie pizzeria 

    Press the pause button. Choose from delicious pizzas, burgers or seafood at this family-run restaurant. Warm yourself by the fire on cold days or take advantage of the cool sea breeze on the terrace on sunny days. The great food and excellent service is sure to give you a boost for your afternoon’s activities. 

    Phone: 079 598 8616 or visit their website.

    Drikus Horse Trails

    drikus horse trails 

    Go on a horseback adventure! Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rider, experience the beauty of the beaches in a unique way. Drikus Horse Trails offers daily, guided beach and sunset rides. Enjoy a sundowner or a picnic basket, just remember to book at least 24 hours in advance. 

    Phone 082 748 5596 or visit their website.

    Healing Earth Spa

    spa treatment – healing earth spa at abalone house 

    Slow down the pace and rejuvenate your mind and body in this spa that’s rooted in simplicity. Enjoy ancient African inspired therapies and products with one of their unique signature treatments. 

    Phone 022 752 2044 or visit their website.


    dinner – skatkis restaurant 

    End the day with an array of delicious seafood and other West Coast delicacies. Situated in the centre of Paternoster, the Skatkis has incredible scenery and free WiFi. After dinner, take a stroll down to the beach to watch the sunset.  

    Phone 022 752 2023 or visit their website.


    accommodation – strandloper boutique hotel 

    Spoil yourself with a luxurious stay in this exquisite but simplistic hotel. The 14 rooms and suites mix beach style with organic textures; each room has its own private courtyard or terrace to take in the coastal views. 

    Phone 021 794 5858 or visit their website.

    Sunday – Say goodbye

    Strandloper Breakfast

    breakfast – strandloper boutique hotel

    Take in the unspoilt sea views one last time before wrapping up your weekend with a full English breakfast served with fresh homemade bread and hitting the road back home.

    Phone 021 794 5858 or visit their website.

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