Paternoster Hotel South Africa Christmas 2023 Guide

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Paternoster is a lovely, historic fishing village on South Africa’s West Coast. It’s located only a couple of hours from Cape Town and is a popular tourist destination.

Back in 1863, a public building was constructed in Paternoster. And in 1940, it was converted into a hotel – the Paternoster Hotel. It’s a unique and friendly place to stay if you’re visiting Paternoster.

And if you’ll be visiting at Christmastime, you’ll be happy to know that the Paternoster Hotel is offering a special Christmas Lunch Buffet! We’ll go over the menu for this holiday buffet, as well as let you know about other fun things to do near the hotel. And then we’ll share how you can save money on your trip!

Paternoster Hotel Christmas Menu

Here is the menu for the Christmas Lunch Buffet.


Served at your table

  • Hake Thermidor
  • Cream of Mussel Soup

Hot Buffet

  • Honey Glazed Gammon
  • Homemade Chicken Pie
  • Seasonal Veg with Cheese Sauce
  • Traditional Leg of Lamb
  • Pumpkin Cakes with Cinnamon & Sugar

Cold Buffet

  • Seasonal Fruits & Salad


Served at your table

  • Malva Pudding with Custard
  • Ice Cream with Chocolate Sauce

Seating will be from 12h00, and the appetizer will be served from 12h30. The restaurant at the Paternoster Hotel will only be open for Christmas Lunch on 25 December and not for any other meal on that date.

Please note that you must book this in advance. The cost is R 395 for adults and children ages 12 and older. For kids ages 6-11 years old, the price is R 195. And kids 5 years old and younger eat free.

More Things to Do

There are a lot of fun activities you can enjoy while on holiday in Paternoster. Some of these include:

  • Beer tasting at the Paternoster Brewery
  • Catching a show or art exhibition at Die Koelkamers theatre
  • Diving
  • E-biking
  • Hiking at the nearby Cape Columbine Nature Reserve
  • Horseback riding on the beach
  • Kayaking at Paternoster Beach
  • Kiteboarding
  • Mountain biking
  • Pottery classes at the Stonefish Gallery (next door to the Paternoster Hotel)
  • Windsurfing

Tips for Saving Money

Hotel Deal

Now that you know what you can enjoy during a Christmas trip to Paternoster, you may be wondering about how to save money on your hotel stay. Well, click here to see the best nightly rates available for a stay at the Paternoster Hotel. That way, you can make sure to take advantage of the lowest rate per night.

Just be sure to make your reservations earlier rather than later, as there are only 10 rooms in the hotel so availability is limited.

Flight Deal

Want to save money on your flight? You can click here and then use promo code “OT20” to save $20 on a flight.