After breakfast, spend the day along the West Coast. Take the opportunity to taste “Bokkoms” (dried salty small fish) or curried fish from the fishing villages along the coast (own account).
Explore the Cape Gannet colony found on an island, linked to Lambert’s Bay by a breakwater wall. Bird Island also gives shelter to thousands of cormorants and penguins, whilst Cape Fur Seals can still be found on the rocks on the sea side of the island. Explore the modern bird hide, an aquarium, penguin pool and curio shop (weather permitting and own account).
Enjoy a seafood speciality (own account) in Lambert’s Bay. Travel back along the scenic coastal road towards aternoster. Once at the top of the spiral staircase of Cape Columbine Lighthouse, take in the magnificent views of the Nature Reserve and Atlantic Ocean. Return to Paternoster and enjoy time at leisure.
Paternoster, meaning “Our Father”, was named so for the pleading prayers of ship-wrecked sailors. A bird lover’s paradise, it is home to over 250 species of birds and is a breeding ground for seabirds. Enjoy dinner at Abalone House or at a restaurant in the village (own account).
Paternoster Seaside Cottages or similar – bed and breakfast