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Why the $elect Stays initiative?

  1. Encourage and boost local tourism through making holidays more affordable.
    This is achieved by offering locals a 15% saving. The same 15% that would have left our shores had it been paid as commission to an International Booking site.
  2. Reduce the dependancy on large International Booking sites.
    This is achieved by building up a loyal following of verified users who we will market to on an exclusive and regular basis to maximise the opportunity.
  3. Ensure more money stays within local tourism to benefit us all.
    It is no secret that the large International Booking sites pay no or very little tax to South Africa or Namibia. By taking back a little more control we boost our own economy, and in particular, our local tourism. This is good for us all.
    Read this article on how the Australian holiday accommodation sector is suffering in the same way.
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International Booking companies are hijacking local tourism. This they do through imposing heavy commissions of 15% or more. This commission does not find it's way into our economy. It leaves our shores - never to be seen again. So, we have partnered with properties that are as passionate as we are about growing our local tourism. It starts with keeping as much of our tourism money in South Africa!


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Die Opstal @ Paternoster Self Catering Accommodation In Paternoster

Die Opstal is a simple but functional architectural style house based on the historical West Coast Fisherman's cottages as seen all around Paternoster.

Similar to a magical Greece's old-world charm with rustic furniture typical of a fisherman's village with that faint perfume of the past that one only seems to find in houses that are very much out of the ordinary.

Country chairs, robust sofas, antique hats and plates in frames, pure cotton white bedrooms with one "ossewa" four-poster - all things perfectly modulated.

Die Opstal is situated in the 2nd row from the beach, approximately 60 metres from the beach and sea. The house is purposely designed with 5 cottages around the swimming pool, sleeping one couple per cottage, all double beds.

Just the right choice for couples or the bigger family or groups!
Pet Friendly with conditions

Studio: Cottage on the front "stoep". Double bed bedroom en-suite. Jetmaster. Limited view. Front stoep braai. Own front entrance. Back entrance leading to pool area. (Option of interleading door to Thatch Cottage)

Thatch; Cottage leading onto the front "stoep". Double-story with double bed bedroom upstairs. Limited view from bedroom. Front stoep entrance. Back entrance leading to pool area. Braai area at the pool or front stoep. (Option of interleading door to Studio or Stoep Cottages)

Detatch: Cottage slightly apart from the rest, with own under roof braai at the pool area. Side entrance. No View.

Stoep: Cottage with own front stoep and braai. Double Bed Bedroom. Full bath. Limited views from the braai area. Side entry to pool area. (Opstion of interleading door to Thatch Cottage)

Top Cottage: Romantic Honeymoon or Anniversary cottage upstairs with open plan kitchen and patio. Inside/Outside braai. Free standing bath. Beautifull views from bedroom and kitchen/braai-area. Side entry to pool area.

All the cottages are contained under one roof. Each cottage consists of built-in cupboards, shower room and open plan living/dining/kitchen area. Each kitchen has a fridge/freezer, stove/oven and microwave. Pure Cotton Linen and bath towels supplied. Satellite television with Premium Bouquet of M-net Movies 1/2 plus Super Sport 1/2/3 available.
As a self-catering establishment, guests are responsible for keeping their apartment clean.

Facilities and Services offered:

Fish and Chips Take-Away Paternoster Hotel's "Panty" Bar and Restaurant Kayaking Expeditions "Oep ve Koep" for fresh bread and jam.

Payment Options:
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Beach (less than 500m)
Boat / marine slipway (within 5km)
Boat trips (less than 5km)
Braai / barbecue - onsite
Canoeing (less than 5km)
Communal pool
DSTV in room
Fishing (less than 3km)
Fishing onsite
Gas braai / barbecue
Horse riding (less than 50km)
Horse riding (less than 5km)
Horse riding onsite
Kitchen (fully equipped)
Microwave in unit
Nature trail (less than 2km)
Nature trail onsite
Not serviced
Outdoor pool
Parking all onsite
Pets allowed by prior arrangement
Private entrance
Private pool
Remote security
Restaurant (less than 5km)
Scuba diving (less than 10km)
Stove in unit
Tea / coffee making facilities
Whale watching (less than 10km)
Whale watching onsite
Wi-fi / hotspot

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2018 Rates

 High SeasonMid Seasonwinter Season
Detach Cottage
Per UnitR950.00 per nightR850.00 per nightR700.00 per night
Stoep Cottage
Per UnitR950.00 per nightR850.00 per nightR700.00 per night
Studio Cottage
Per UnitR1100.00 per nightR950.00 per nightR850.00 per night
Thatch Cottage
Per UnitR950.00 per nightR850.00 per nightR700.00 per night
Top Cottage
Per UnitR1100.00 per nightR950.00 per nightR850.00 per night

High Season
Middle December to Middle January

Long weekends

Jazz Festival

Mid Season
During rest of the year
Winter Season
Middle May to Middle August
Branch: Master