So whip out your diaries and let’s plan your ‘Weskus vakansie’ (West Coast holiday) with some exciting Secret Season updates.
We swapped the 1000 candles and opted for a R1000 special instead to celebrate our 1000th day since opening Gonana Guesthouse, and you’re invited to stay with us during May for just R1000/night.
May Birthday R1000 Special includes:
BOOK THIS OFFER by contacting us directly via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), Whatsapp or phone (+27 79 424 7467).
As a proud all-women team, we’re pleased to announce that Bolekwa Gatyeni has joined the Gonana Family. Some of you may recognise her as one of our hostesses when we had Antrim Villa, but she has decided to leave city life and become our Guesthouse Manager.
Our Acacia and Aloe Houses will draw in the winter months with low week and weekend rates, crackling fireplaces and – for the first time ever – complimentary daily breakfast at our Guesthouse (just a 2-minute walk away) after 09:30 every morning. This not-so-self-catering Special Offer is valid from June – August.
And for our Guesthouse family over the winter months, we’ll be offering delicious hearty dinners which can be pre-booked. And for those who’d like a bottle of red wine and cheese, we’ll be serving organic cheese platters, with all cheeses sourced locally from Moose On The Run in Hopefield.
When it comes to entertaining the family, look no further than WOW eBike Tours.
WOW eBikes’ expert guides bring classrooms to life sharing fascinating insights into the area’s rich history and ecology as you pedal along the stunning coastline (with the help of electric motors). Learn about the unique flora and fauna and hear stories of shipwrecks and brave sailors who navigated these treacherous waters.
The tour culminates at the historic Cape Columbine Lighthouse, where you’ll have the opportunity to explore the lighthouse museum and take in breathtaking views from the top of the tower.
For more information and best available rates for Gonana guests, contact Annelize at WOW eBikes via email (email@example.com) or Whatsapp (+27 83 261 9921).
From cabarets to Karen Zoid, Die Koelkamers Teater is the brainchild of Vredenburg local, Jan Malan. Located just a short walk from Gonana (especially the Studios and Coral Villa), Die Koelkamers has something for everyone, with weekly live shows and some big names often performing in our quiet fishing town of Paternoster.
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Watch this video to find out more about !Khwa ttu
Discover !Khwa ttu, an award-winning cultural and heritage center where families can explore the rich history and traditions of the San people – one of the oldest cultures in the world.
Enjoy a guided tour of the center’s museum and learn about the San’s traditional knowledge of plants and animals, and their spiritual beliefs and practices. There are also nature walks and mountain bike trails through the beautiful fynbos landscape overlooking the Atlantic.
After a day of adventure, settle in for a delicious meal at the on-site restaurant, which features a menu of fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.
For more information visit: https://www.khwattu.org/
If you’d asked me 900 days ago if I’d be writing this newsletter, I’d say probably “definitely not.” We opened Gonana Guesthouse 3 months before the pandemic lockdown – not ideal at all. Yet since then I have YOU to thank for getting us to this milestone.
From the locals who continue to support us, to the international travellers who venture off the beaten track and discover Paternoster. Gonana is here because of you. You’ve not only helped us keep our doors open, but you’ve also helped us continue to support local women and businesses, as almost every product and furnishings in our properties come from the West Coast area.
I’ve recently been on the road out guiding (hence this photo from Namibia), but it’s good to be back home along the West Coast as the Secret Season begins – my favourite time of year!
Join me and the wonderful women I call family at Gonana. If you can’t visit us now, then follow us for updates on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.