Abalone House

Abalone House Paternoster

Abalone House – Paternoster

The luxurious five-star Abalone House & Spa effortlessly blends old world elegance with eclectic decadence in the quaint seaside village of Paternoster on the Cape West Coast. Abalone House offers city-weary dwellers and discerning travellers an unashamedly opulent beachside escape, where extravagance and guest comforts take precedence.

Situated 160km north of Cape Town, Paternoster has its own distinctive beauty, with its unspoilt shimmering white beaches, rocky outcrops, turquoise waters of the Atlantic and indigenous fynbos. Whitewashed fishermen’s houses, blue shutters, colourful fishing boats scattered on the beach and boat masts tinkling in the breeze create an idyllic setting for this unique Boutique Guesthouse.Continue reading

Set amid indigenous gardens, an air of quirky decadence pervades this sophisticated haven with its ten luxurious suites. Lavishly designed with luxurious bohemian decor by Cape Town interior designer David Strauss, Abalone House delights with its grandeur, eclectic visual tapestry and divine cuisine.

Flamboyant layers of lived-in luxury include lovingly restored antiques, treasured memorabilia and objects d’art from the owners’ personal collection that share the welcoming spaces beside crystal chandeliers, wooden ceilings, modern furnishings and old silverware.

Inspired by the vibrant works of Artist Vladimir Tretchikoff, every area of this West Coast Boutique Guesthouse reflects an elegant opulence, with exotic orchids, French-style doors and richly hued Persian rugs adorning stone floors. The signature Tretchikoff wall prints make a playfully eccentric style statement amid a flurry of jewel coloured fabrics, furnishings and African ornaments.

Abalone House is also the perfect place for small conferences and intimate weddings.

The outside areas of Abalone House have their own seaside appeal reminiscent of the Greek isles, with wooden walkways and decking, comfortable wicker furniture, umbrellas and potted plants. There’s even a Jacuzzi on the rooftop deck. With its unhindered views of the beaches of Paternoster, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy sundowners or a midnight dip.

A charming garden courtyard – complete with antique birdcages, wind chimes and pond with cheeky resident ducks Christmas and Easter –surround the swimming pool. The fishing village with more than seven kilometres of pristine white beaches are just a stroll away.


At Abalone House, they have taken pampering to a new intensity by embellishing their suites with every conceivable convenience to ensure your comfort and enjoyment. Experience their unsurpassed attention to detail in the many thoughtful touches, from extra-length beds and deluxe pillows, to fluffy mohair blankets and under floor heating. The luxury Rooms & Suites arebuilt around a tranquil sheltered garden courtyard with the ground floor suites having direct access to the elegant pool.

Standard Superior Rooms 5:

  • Situated on both the ground and first floor, with access to the inner courtyard and swimming pool. They do not have sea views.

Luxury Superior Suites 4:

  • Situated on both the ground and first floor, with private balconies or garden patios. Some have limited sea views.

Superior Sea View Suite 1:

  • Situated on the first floor with its own private patio and spectacular full views of the sea.

Additional in-room features:

  • Extra length King sized or twin beds with white cotton linen.
  • En-suite bathrooms with bath, shower, under tile heating and heated towel rails.
  • A fully stocked bar fridge and top of the range Italian coffee machine.
  • Flat screen TV, iPod docking station, CD and DVD player make lazing in the privacy of your suite a pleasure.
  • Built-in electronic safes.
  • Air conditioning

Dining at Reuben’s

Abalone House boasts the superb Reuben’s Restaurant and bar where you can pamper yourself with fine beverages and culinary delights.

  • Breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea are served in Reuben’s.
  • The vibey bar is ideal for socialising over cocktails, wine, French champagne or one of the single malt whiskies and brandies on offer.
  • Reuben’s is also open for lunch and dinner to both Abalone House residents and members of the public, but because it is such a popular venue, make a reservation beforehand to enjoy this sumptuous West Coast cuisine!

Healing Earth Spa

Elegant simplicity is also found in the Healing Earth Spa at Abalone House, which offers African inspired therapies and products in four calm treatment rooms – one customized for couples. Abalone House’s Healing Earth Spa offers unique signature treatments available exclusively to guests with a menu that is a first for Africa.

The unique Healing Earth products include the Earth Soul range, which uses indigenous ingredients such as Marula and Kalahari Melon, and the Pinotage Grape range – a vinotherapy range with powerful anti-oxidant qualities that is also thoroughly South African. An enticing menu of face and body treatments is available to guests, and the beautifully soothing surroundings will ensure a deeply enjoyable experience.

For booking requests contact us or email: anthony@ambienz.co.za

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