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The Beach Camp

It's hard to capture the raw beauty of the West Coast, but waking up to it on your doorstep is a sure-fire way to remember it. Set between the granite boulders of Cape Columbine Nature Reserve, near Paternoster, the A-frame huts at The Beach Camp face the rugged coast-line, with safari tents a few steps behind.

A-frames at the Beach Camp

All are equipped with twin or double beds, so you need only take
along your sleeping bag, food (if you're self-catering) and a swimsuit. Expect an easy-going backpacker's vibe, communal kitchen and hot-water bathrooms (with compost toilets) as well as worn wooden furniture and draped fishing net 'decor'.

The Beach Camp

Everything at the Beach Camp is an ode to low-impact living - cooking and heating is done with gas, everything is recycled or composted, and guests can help themselves to fresh herbs and vegetables from the flourishing garden - watered with recycled greywater (waste water from kitchen and showers).

From bed to beach in one step,the laid-back Beach Camp near Paternoster
is eco-conscious glamping at its best - while offering a a good base from which to hike, mountain bike and explore the cafe's, markets and galleries in the West Coast village of Paternoster. You might even be lucky enough to spot dolphins, seals or whales without moving a foot.

View from Beach Camp


The Beach Camp Quick Facts

Accommodation type:

Backpackers self-catering (catered option available) wooden A-frames or safari tents


About 3 kms of gravel road from Paternoster in Cape Columbine Nature Reserve on the West Coast of South Africa

GPS Coordinates:

S 32 81 121 E 17 88 549


2 in A-frames and safari tents (twin or double bed available), families or groups


Twin tents from R234 and A-frames from R313 a person a night sharing

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Bring your own, although a few sleeping bags / duvets are for hire, depending on availability


Yes, communal outdoor fireplace

Meals available

On request (famous for their sea food dinners)


No, due to its location in a Nature Reserve


Hammock chilling, guided horse back riding (for both beginners and experienced riders), bouldering, paddle boarding, mountain biking- (hire your bike from Live to Ride in Laangeban on your way through), guided sea kayak trails, flower walks, surfing, diving etc


+27 (0)82 926 2267

Other info?

  • Vredenburg is the largest town before Paternoster, where you can find a selection of ATMs along the Main Road and a Pick 'n Pay supermarket.
  • Be aware that Paternoster Express is the only grocery store in Paternoster. 
  • In Paternoster there are just 2 ATMs- as well as at the Paternoster Express shop.
  • Get properly prepared before you get to The Beach Camp (food, snacks) at all these places along your way. Once you reach your destination, you will more than likely not want to go back.
  • Strictly No day visitors or walk-ins are permitted without prior arrangement.


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