This charming thatched guest house is situated 200m from the beach in the quaint West Coast village of Paternoster, an easy 90 minute drive from Cape Town. Uninterrupted views of the ocean can be enjoyed from two of the intimate guest suites and from the superbly positioned breakfast dining area. The third suite has a delightful garden view and is priced accordingly. Gilcrest Place has one of the best rated locations in paternoster! Couples particularly like the location, they rated it 9.7 on Trip Advisor for a two person trip. Read our reviews on Trip Advisor. Some of the attractions are as follows; The Cape Columbine Nature Reserve, with the only manually controlled lighthouse in SA and a desirable camping and fishing spot, Tieties Bay. Whales and Dolphins can frequently be seen beyond the breakers from the breakfast room. Seals and Penguins are regular visitors to the large boulders along the coastline. Prolific bird life makes this a bird watchers paradise. We even have a few beauties that come to feed in our garden. Wine tasting at many wineries in the area. Beer tasting at the local brewery The Art Shed at the Paternoster Waterfront is filled to the brim with lovely oil paintings leather work, pottery and jewellery. Our village residents are very talented. Fine local restaurants – are a foodies delight. Rock lobster is a local delicacy as well as bokkoms and our very own World acclaimed restaurant – Wolfgat. Many of their clientele stay at Gilcrest Place. Sporting activities on offer include kite surfing, snorkelling, kayaking, horse riding, electric bike tours and guided nature walks. Namaqualand – see the barren landscape transform during spring (Aug/Sept) into a carpet of colourful flowers stretching as far as the eye can see. Last must not least enjoy a leisurely walk on the many tranquil beaches and if you’re brave enough dip in the ocean on a hot summer’s day! Assistance with dinner bookings and excursions can be organised by arrangement with your friendly hosts Dee and Andy Accommodation at Gilcrest Place There are three different suites to choose from at Gilcrest Place, each with its own stylish and unique decor. Both the Bayview and the Lookout Suites have magnificent sea views with their own private entrances and private balconies. Bayview Suite is equipped with a King-sized bed, walk-in wardrobe, DStv, a minibar fridge, hairdryer, a large bathroom with a bath and shower. Lookout is equipped with a Queen-size bed, DStv, a minibar fridge, hairdryer, shower, and a tea, Nespresso coffee machine and rusk station. The Clamshell Suite is downstairs and comes with its own entrance and a garden view. The suite comes equipped with a Queen-sized bed, a charming bathroom with a bath and a shower, a TV with DStv, a minibar fridge and a tea, Nespresso coffee machine and rusk station. Gilcrest Place also offers a gourmet sunset picnic for their guests to enjoy on the beach. Tasty treats and freshly baked bread is paired with an excellent bottle of wine.