Gonana Guesthouse is situated in the small bay of Bekbaai in the quieter area of Paternoster on the west coast of South Africa. This West Coast Guesthouse is Bordered by the Columbine Nature Reserve and a few kilometres from the Cape Columbine Lighthouse. This holiday accommodation was originally a family home and has now been completely transformed into a beautiful home away from home.

Uniquely situated directly on the beach, Gonana Guesthouse is the perfect hideaway and the brainchild of Jonas Sandstrom, a Swedish entrepreneur who has been running other guesthouses and hotels in South Africa for many years. This beachfront guesthouse is the culmination of all his experience and passion for creating beautiful spaces that are rich in detail, considerate to the environment and exquisite in taste.

Welcome to another beautiful beach place in South Africa.





We believe that travelling is not only about discovering new places but also about getting in touch with the local people and exploring new mindsets and foreign traditions. For us, tourism is not about commerce, but about being mindful of the space we're in and being kind to the environment. Travel is good for the mind, body and soul. It is also good for local economies. Meeting a person in real life can never be replaced by digital encounters.

During renovations of the Gonana Guesthouse, the surrounding community has benefited from jobs, giveaways and contracts. Whenever possible we use only natural, locally produced products and try to keep our operation plastic-free so that we can offer eco-friendly accommodation on the west coast of South Africa.