Paternoster, meaning "Our Father" derives its name from the prayers of ship-wrecked Portuguese sailors. Paternoster is a small, quaint and picturesque fishing village about 145km (90 minutes drive) from Cape Town and 15km north west of Vredenburg.Paternoster is an all year round destination famous for its traditional fisherman’s architecture and endless pristine sandy white beaches.

 Fisherman and Fishmarket
Over the years Paternoster has remained a fishing village and is well known for its crayfish and other seafood delights. Fishermen still ply their trade from these shores and it is always great fun to watch the colourful traditional boats coming in. When the fishing boats return to the beach, you can buy hotnosvis and harders directly from these fishermen. They will even remove the scales.