Paternoster is known for its white-washed houses, long stretches of idyllic beaches and culinary feasts. While Gonana has brought sustainable living to this fishing town by offering guests the first ever eco-conscious guesthouse and self-catering houses, with Scandi studios and villa joining the family in late 2022.

All of our accommodation options are interruption-free thanks to their self-sufficient green practices, promising you an interruption-free holiday along the West Coast. Find out more about each of our properties by clicking on the thumbnails below.



Live slowly and tread lightly in Paternoster’s first-ever sustainable guesthouse located directly on the beach. Fresh breakfast with local organic produce is how we serve the start of each and every day during your stay.



Two beach-style houses set 150m from Paternoster’s Bekbaai, experience our latest sustainable self-catering accommodation that is off the grid, allowing you to enjoy your West Coast holiday without any interruptions.



Behind our Coral Villa lies 3 renovated and well-appointed self-catering Studios, designed in the Gonana Collection’s signature Afro-Scandi aesthetic - perfect for those looking to explore Paternoster on foot.



Experience life in the oldest fisherman's cottage on the quieter, Bekbaai side of Paternoster, at our recently renovated yet lovingly restored self-catering Coral Villa with 3 bedrooms all en-suite.


  • Eva Broms
    Super professional, attentive and friendly staff! Beautifully decorated house and surroundings are fantastic!
    Eva Broms
    February 2023
  • rhonelharris
    We were pleasantly surprised by the layout of the home each of the 3 bedrooms had a full bathroom. The cleanliness was impressive but most of all, the crockery, cutlery and utensils is of very high quality. There were a few basic groceries(milk, coffee, tea, salt, pepper, oil) item for consumption at no additional cost including dishwasher tablets. Daily friendly cleaning service made our holiday easier. The price we paid for the 5 nights was a pleasant surprise.
    March 2023
  • Anna
    It's the fourth time I stayed at Gonana Guesthouse. I go there to re-charge, breath fresh air, take walks on the beach with my little dog and just find some peace and quiet. One hears the waves when one goes to sleep and when one wakes up. The interior design at the guesthouse contributes to the overall tranquility of being in Paternoster, it's earthy and light. The breakfast is amazing, over night oats, eggs, high quality cheeses and home baked goods. The service is always friendly and attentive. If you're in Cape Town for holiday it is definitely worth the two hours drive up for a night or two to experience the cute and quaint fisherman's village Paternoster, and if you're living in Cape Town, well, then there are no excuses. In both cases I can highly recommend a few nights at Gonana in Paternoster.
    January 2023
  • annejaekel
    Everything was perfect. Everyone was so friendly. Location is beautiful and as well the view from our balcony! Short way to the beach and a delicous breakfast in the morning. Would recommend Gonana to all my friends and family!
    January 2023
  • Michael B
    Wonderful and attentive staff who certainly will go the extra mile for you, house is nicely set facing the ocean, tasteful interior, very generous breakfast. Suddenly realised that the 3 days we stayed went too fast. Paternoster is a small villlage within walking distance with some nice restaurants. The perfect place for peace and recovery! We will certainly return.
    Michael B
    January 2023
  • joell5786FG
    It was incredible falling asleep to crashing waves … beautiful coastal line. Excellent restaurants to discover. Staff and local town residents were friendly and welcoming! I fell in love with Paternoster.
    January 2023
  • deidrehayward
    Took a few days off before the Xmas rush and had to go back to Gonana. Pure bliss, surrounded by nature, very friendly staff, beautiful rooms, delicious breakfast and just a little piece of paradise. Will definitely be back.
    December 2022
  • Barb_Glos
    A very comfortable stay, perfectly positioned for a beach walk and swim. Very friendly and helpful staff, providing a great service and delicious breakfast. Stayed in the studio which was very well equipped.
    December 2022
  • gcarlssonswe
    Such a wonderful place! Paternoster is a unique place, with the ocean, the light and the lovely village with fun shops and good restaurants. Gonana guesthouse makes this justice and adds value, with stylish and genuine interiors, wonderful staff&service and overall a very friendly atmosphere. Everything was so relaxing and beautiful, we started the day with an excellent breakfast and indeed enjoyed our stay, and slept so well close to the magnificent beach.
    December 2022
  • 755ulrikah
    We had an extraordinary stay at Gonana Guesthouse. The surroundings with the wild beach a few footsteps close and the sleepy little town are very relaxing. The interior makes you feel at home- beautiful garden with a small pool, nice rooms and a breakfast to die for. The staff and Jonas really make you feel at home.
    November 2022
  • AndersFinnboda
    Our group of 16 Swedes loved our 2 night stay at Gonana. Great athmosphere, lovely staff and really nice rooms. "Can we stay here longer, please" our guests said - an evidence that they loved the place.
    November 2022
  • eva0rnes
    We had a wonderful stay at Gonana! The most beautiful Guesthouse we’ve been to yet.  The staff is very friendly. Breakfast was amazing, a wide variety of different cheese and freshly made eggs. You can watch the sea while having breakfast.
    December 2022
  • noks612
    We had a lovely 2 nights at Gonana Guesthouse; what a gem. Everything from the delicious breakfast, the location and the friendly staff was just perfect! Very glad we stayed here - will definitely be back!
    December 2022
  • MichaelS22479
    What a great place. I cant say enough about the great staff and the overall vibe of the place. You won't get better in Paternoster for the price you pay. It's an absolute winner for couples who want to get away and relax.
    December 2022
  • JoyM1057
    Our stay at Gonana guest house was wonderful. Its warm, cosy, tasteful and detailed decor make it a place that feels perfectly comfortable but elegantly so. We could not have asked for a better location either. The staff were incredibly welcoming, well-informed and made sure we had everything we needed. A genuinely charming place to stay.
    September 2022
  • Ronnie G
    Gonana is a lovely guesthouse situated right on a beach, with a beautiful view especially of the sunset. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The guesthouse is powered by solar panels...a huge advantage, especially during loadshedding. Paternoster itself is a charming coastal town situated close to a nature reserve.  
    Ronnie G
    September 2022
  • Bergenstrahle
    Wow, what a place. Gonana Guesthouse has it all, the location by the beach, the charm, the staff, the breakfast, the design, the pool...well the list can be done long. I stayed two nights at the guest house and everything from check-in to leaving was top standard. I will for sure come back - and I am sure to bring others with me. A perfect place no matter if you travel alone or with friends/partners.
    August 2022
  • sybssol
    We stayed for the weekend. Half price off the normal price. Per usual the service was impeccable. The room was comfy and we had an absolutely fabulous time. The weather was not too good but we had time to spend in the lounge and just relax. Also had an opportunity to see some flowts. Thanks again Thandi  
    September 2022
  • charmainem331
    From ambience of the place to the welcoming. Thandi was such a wonderful host. Our rooms where prepared beautifully and clean. Was lucky to book the room with a sea view. Sleeping and waking up to a beautiful ocean sound was bliss.  
    September 2022
  • envaudit22
    We had a superb stay, special thanks to Thandi and her team nothing was too much trouble for them!! And we saw the whales from the deck which was awesome!! The quality of the accommodation was excellent.  
    September 2022