Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel
Fall in love with this boutique hotel where shoes are optional and relaxation is unavoidable. Here, the catch of the day provides both nourishment and entertainment as generations of fisherman haul in their fresh bounty from the moody Atlantic Ocean.Nestled on the edge of the character-filled village of Paternoster, time takes on a more civilized pace at the Strandloper. Watch as whales and dolphins frolic in the endless cobalt-blue or simply kick back in paired down earth- friendly luxury. Just 90 minutes from Cape Town City, this haven is masterfully tucked between the ocean and the surrounding nature reserve: another world entirely.The hotel’s 13 suites and rooms are laced with laid-back luxury. Locally sourced furniture, fittings and amenities and earth friendly infrastructure add to the sense of wholesome, guilt-free happiness. The hotel has five different styles of accommodation; each suite in turn has been designed to merge the boundaries between living and landscape. Breaking surf and fresh sea foam – just a hundred meters away – provide welcome reprieve from the West coast sun (for tired feet and sun-kissed bodies). In winter months, that same sea provides moody and ever changing vistas, which guests can enjoy from fireside comfort in the Ocean Lounge or the tranquility of their courtyard, terrace or private heated pool (Presidential Suite only).Return home from the surrounding springtime splendor of the neighbouring reserve, nearby beach walks or bird watching trails to the most sublime seafood and an excellent wine list to match. Take your pick from fresh crayfish, mussels and line fish – the stuff that made the sleepy seaside town of Paternoster famous to begin with.