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About Dankbaar

Dankbaar is an exquisite beach house situated in the fisherman’s village of Paternoster on the West Coast. The lovely house offers three bedrooms, furnished with double and twin beds, and two shared bathrooms with heated towel rails.

The open-plan lounge and kitchen is comfortably furnished and features a fireplace as well as a TV with DStv. The kitchen is equipped for self-catering with a dishwasher, an oven and stove, a microwave and a kettle, and a dining area for four is also provided. The open-plan lounge opens onto a balcony with a braai area and offers stunning views of the sea. The house is a smoking free area.

Paternoster is a year-round destination and is famous for its strong traditional fisherman’s architecture, endless pristine sandy beaches, beautiful sunsets, and whales and dolphins frolicking in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. In addition, when the first spring rains fall, millions of indigenous flowers open and carpet the earth with bright colours. The area is also home to more than 250 species of birds, and is a bird-watcher’s heaven.

When exploring Paternoster you are sure to find a variety of small shops and restaurants, while the Cape Columbine Lighthouse was the last manned lighthouse and has an interesting history.

Beach: Located within walking distance from the beach, with lovely sea views.


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Important Information

Booking Conditions
The guest hereby acknowledges that all rentals are subject to the following Booking Conditions and that all guests
will be bound by these Terms and Conditions. Upon paying a deposit or settling balance in full, you acknowledge
your acceptance and understanding of these Conditions. Please note that all guests are...
Booking Conditions
The guest hereby acknowledges that all rentals are subject to the following Booking Conditions and that all guests
will be bound by these Terms and Conditions. Upon paying a deposit or settling balance in full, you acknowledge
your acceptance and understanding of these Conditions. Please note that all guests are required to sign an
indemnity form on check‐in.

Please note that your booking will not be confirmed until the proof of payment has been received and the amount
reflects in our bank account. Please ensure that you enter the correct booking number as a beneficiary reference so that the payment can be correctly allocated to your booking.

Outstanding Balance
Please ensure that the outstanding balance is paid at least 7 working days prior to arrival. Should a booking be made less than 7 days prior to arrival, the full amount is payable as deposit. Kindly forward proof of payment via e‐mail or provide on arrival.

Key & breakage deposit
A R500 – R2000 key & breakage deposit is payable with the deposit. The amount depends on the unit. Keys will not be handed over under any circumstances unless the key and breakage deposit has been received. The key &
breakage deposit is refundable by bank transfer within 5 – 7 working days after departure, once house has been
checked and all found in order. Please note that the key deposit will be retained and additional charges imposed if
more guests than booked for are found to be utilising the premises. Please note that a cleaning fee may be
deducted from the key and breakage deposit should a house be left with excessive dirty dishes and/or linen or any
other unsatisfactory state.Please furnish us with your banking details on arrival for the refund.

Check‐in & Check‐out
Check‐in time is strictly between 14h00 – 17h00 (Mon – Thu), 14h00 – 19h00 (Fri) & 14h00 – 16h00 (Sat & Sun &
Public Holidays). No check‐ins will be entertained on Christmas day, Good Friday or New Year's Day. A surcharge of R200 per hour or part thereof, will be charged for any arrival later than check‐in time as indicated. This surcharge is deductible from the Key & Breakage deposit. The guest consents to this deduction.

Check‐out time is strictly at 10h00 on the last day of your stay – unless specifically arranged otherwise with a Stay in Paternoster Staff member. Any unit that is not vacated by 10h00 will be subject to a surcharge of R200 per hour or part thereof, for each hour exceeding the check‐out time. The surcharge is deductible from the Key & Breakage
deposit. The guest consents to this deduction.

As much as we would like to think our fishing village is a safe and friendly paradise, the reality is that this is South
Africa and crime is everywhere. We would be failing in our duty to you, our valued guests, not to point out that
petty theft does happen when given the opportunity. The crime, which targets small high value items like wallets, cell phones, iPods, laptops, GPS’s, cameras and binoculars, is generally not violent.

We strongly advise that all windows and doors are shut and locked and alarms armed when you leave the unit
unoccupied. Please also ensure that doors & windows are closed and locked at ground level and all vulnerable areas. Should the property have outside beams and stay/sleep functions, please take care to activate these at night. Also take valuables from your car into the house or lock in your boot.

Often the property may be assessed by the door‐to‐door vendors (particularly those selling kreef/crayfish/shells)
during the day. If you do purchase crayfish, rather do so at the fish market where no one gets close to your property. Remember that purchasing and being in possession of crayfish outside season is illegal and carries a severe fine. These simple measures should go a long way to safeguarding your personal belongings and possessions.

Please note that all our rental units are Self Catering therefore we ONLY provide a starter kit of toilet paper (one roll per bathroom), a small amount of washing up liquid and/or two dishwasher blocks and two rubbish bags. Please bring or buy your own wood. Unless otherwise stated, units are not serviced. If you would like to request a cleaner during your stay please contact the Stay in Paternoster office. This will be a separate arrangement, and cleaners can be paid directly in cash. During a longer stay, linen and towels will only be replaced after 7 nights, due to the current drought in the Western Cape. The house will not be serviced, only fresh linen provided. Should guests require clean linen before 7 nights, it will be for their own costs.

A booking will only be confirmed once the full deposit amount and key & breakage deposit have been received. The balance is payable by electronic fund transfer or credit/debit card 7 days before arrival. No keys will be handed over if full outstanding balance has not been received. Stay in Paternoster CC reserves the right to cancel & refund accommodation, or move guests to similar alternative accommodation should the need arise, for reasons beyond our control and not due to our negligence. Stay in Paternoster CC acts as an agent for individual owners of units and is not authorized to make or agree to refunds for any reason. Refunds will be made at the sole discretion of the rental property’s owner. In the event of a refund being authorized by the owner it will be subject to a 15% administration fee charged to the account of the guest.

The guest consents to this deduction.Please note that the establishments let by us are not event venues, therefore large gatherings, parties, bachelors/bachelorettes or spit braais are not permitted. The main attraction of Paternoster is its peacefulness and serenity. There is an unofficial rule in Paternoster that everyone should be quiet after 22:00 at night. We would appreciate it if you could adhere to this and respect the neighbours, failing which you will be asked to vacate the premises.Bring along your own food, drinks, beach towels and wood.

All guests consent to the jurisdiction of the Vredenburg Magistrates Court in the event of any litigation that may
result from this agreement. Stay in Paternoster CC legal costs will be charged as attorney & own client costs.

Thank you for your booking. We do hope that you will have a relaxing stay.

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      Reviews for Dankbaar

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      Caren Sterley
      14 August 2017

      Tastefully decorated and well stocked Villa. Has all the necessities. Right near the beach. Had a wonderful, relaxed weekend

      Nisha Ramnath, South Africa
      19 April 2014

      Excellent guest cottage, an oasis away from home. Watch the fishing boats at daybreak, and sunrise from your balcony. We had a truly memorable stay. Situated in Die Kom area, same street as Ce la vie & Na Genoeg. The only complaint we had was that the eco-flush mechanism needed some servicing.Tea, coffees, hairdryer, iron not provided. Two dishwashing tablets, kitchen towels & wash up liquid provided. Large TV and DSTV. Thank you Dankbaar for an unforgettable stay in Paternoster.

      Esme du Toit, South Africa
      27 May 2013

      The house ticks all the boxes required to fulfill the West Coast dream home: looking over the bay with no obstruction, safe and secure, decor that was compiled with class and passion, all modern equipment to make life easy. Highly recommended.

      Louise Battaliou, South Africa
      18 February 2013

      Great accommodation and location (as long as you do not stay on a Saturday and Sunday as it is noisy) the flat was as beautiful as advertised

      George Sun, South Africa
      10 September 2012

      We very very much enjoyed our stay @ Dankbaar. The place was very clean and we loved the colours. It had a feeling of Greece. We were also very impressed with the dishwasher, thank you for that. We will definitely come and visit you again in the summer so the kids can enjoy the outside.

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      Dankbaar is 0.7km from the centre of Paternoster , the nearest airport 151.1km (Cape Town International Airport).
      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling