Overall we'd give this property 3.5 stars if we could. We originally booked one of the Khoisan villas run by Strandloper and while it was beautiful and characterful, once we saw it we realized it wasn't ideal as it wasn't right on the beachfront. So the Strandloper management helped us to change from Khoisan to De Goede Hoop (rental from La Baleine).
De Goede Hoop has an absolutely lovely setting, and although we really enjoyed our short break, we probably wouldn't return. While it was comfortable and high quality, it was a bit under-furnished i.e. rather bare for our taste, so it didn't really have a homely feel about it. That said, we had a great time. (Would strongly recommend the restaurant Gaaitjie.)
The management at Strandloper/La Baleine was very helpful so we'd definitely use this company again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Cottage Collection is a small, hand picked portfolio of self catering holiday accommodation in the quaint fishing village of Paternoster on South Africa’s West Coast. We put together the very best holiday cottages available in Paternoster. All our cottages are graded 4 star by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa. Our portfolio is suited to all parties; so whether you are a couple, a family spending a special holiday together or a group of friends or colleagues looking for that special hide-away, we will certainly meet your stay requirements with our numerous options available. Paternoster possesses a special kind of magic, one which every visitor feels but few can define. Its down-to-earth coastal lifestyle and centuries-old traditions are the soul of this working fisherman’s village. Coming to Paternoster reminds you of the truly important things in life. It’s like coming home to yourself, where you find that special place to exhale, heal and rejuvenate. We have been inspired by this simple magic. Each cottage in our collection offers modern, cleanly-defined accommodation with authentic West Coast architectural design and its own distinctive character, contributing to the kind of relaxation that leaves our guests knowing they made the right choice. We want you to experience an unforgettable coastal experience for maximum pleasure and minimum fuss in a tranquil atmosphere. All cottages have beautiful bedrooms and bathrooms, fully equipped kitchens and quality linen and towels. Each cottage has its own patio and braai facility, DSTV (Hotel DSTV package, including sports channel, kykNET, MNET, Movie Channel, BBC, Disney and National Geographic Channel). Embrace the authentic West Coast lifestyle and make the most of it. ... more less