With its white-washed, thatch-roofed cottages lining a gorgeous crescent of golden sand, Paternoster is about as quaint a seaside village as you could possibly hope for.
There are guest houses and rental properties aplenty, but few to match Sugar Shack, a luxurious three-bedroomed cottage built in the traditional fisherman cottage style. It’s spacious and beautifully decorated, but it’s the spectacular sea views from the deck that makes it such a winner.
Sit with a chilled glass of wine watching the sunset as the fishing boats come in and then nip down to select your fish for the evening braai. Sugar Shack is a two-minute stroll to the main beach, and the dramatic granite boulders and wild flowers of the magical Cape Columbine Nature Reserve are within walking distance.
By Fiona McIntosh
Sugar Shack, 0861 626 539, www.sugarshackcollection.com