Experience tranquillity at the West Coast
Hear, see and smell the sea from our holiday home (De Oude Muragie) which was first built in 1875 and was restored in 2007. The local residents called it "The little Jewel of Paternoster". The house is one of a handful of original fisherman's cottages saved by the Heritage Council.
The dune contains significant archaeological heritage remains of human occupation dating back 3000 to 2000 years. An excavation site, made by the Dept of Archaeology is on the property, showing a shell midden which was formed by the Kohekohes, who used to camp and eat shellfish and white mussels on the dune.
De Oude Muragie offers the following:
A home away from home, with atmosphere and luxury!!! Wheelchair friendly!!
The main bedroom, with double sized bed and spacious cupboards has a closed en-suite with a (bath, hand shower, basin and loo.) 2nd Room has 2 x ¾ beds for comfortable sleeping. Fresh clean embroidered linen is provided.
It has 2 full bathrooms, one with a large shower and the other en-suite with a bath. (Skylights in bathrooms to create open air atmosphere) Bath and face towels provided. (No beach towels)
Pleasant atmosphere is created with a combination of antique and modern furniture. A huge traditional fireplace which is not only for warmth, but serves as an indoor cooking facility, should you want to braai, on cooler winter evenings.
Books and magazines fill the bookracks.
DSTV (12 channels available) or bring own card.
Kitchen, fully equipped with four plate stove, with oven, microwave oven, kettle, toaster, refrigerator with freezer and all other utensils, crockery (for the fussier), etc. provided. Iron and ironing board also available.
Have an outside braai, or just relax on the stoep. Sit on the dune behind the house and overlook the bay area, watching the small colourful fishing vessels go to sea every morning, returning in the afternoon with the catch of the day - snoek and crayfish.
The dune and surrounding area is carpeted with bright fynbos flowers during Spring.
We made provision for people in wheel chairs, with special ramps to the house and stoep, also wider door entrances etc.
The house is a non-smoking establishment and smoking is preferably done outside on the stoep to respect other guests.
A Carport for 1 vehicle and sufficient parking area for 2 more vehicles.
Things To Do
Paternoster is +-140km from Cape Town and is the ideal base from where to visit nearby towns like Darling, which also hosts a few excellent Wine Estates.
Columbine Nature Reserve (Tietiesbaai). Cape Columbine Nature Reserve boasts wonderful coves and hiking trails.
Wind-Surf and kayaking in the safe bay.