Strandloper Ocean

Location: Western & Northern Cape | South Africa

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel is a stylish contemporary property with a serene location in the quiet village of Paternoster, surrounded by the natural beauty of the West Coast. This is a great choice for the eco-conscious traveller, with solar heating and low-energy appliances helping to minimise the hotel’s impact. The hotel also works with West Coast Kids, a local charity helping children living in poverty, so you can be sure your stay is benefitting the community.
Perfect forEco-conscious traveller exploring South Africa's north west coast.
In the know
  • Eco-friendly hotel using solar power and low-energy appliances
  • Partners with local community charities
  • Kayak to a local penguin colony
  • Finish the day with a traditional South African braii barbeque overlooking the ocean

Recommended for...

  • Food & Wine
  • Romantic
  • Setting & Views
  • Beach

Hotel Overview

sense of place

In the quiet village of Paternoster, Strandloper Ocean is just 90 minutes from Cape Town but feels as though it is in a forgotten corner of the earth. The natural beauty of the West Coast is all around, and is ripe for exploration.

rooms at Strandloper Ocean

Strandloper Ocean’s 14 rooms and suites combine a laid-back, beachy aesthetic with high standards of comfort and luxury. Each one has its own terrace or courtyard, where you can enjoy relaxing in the sun in privacy, and a lounge with fireplace if you fancy curling up indoors. Nature King Suites are built on the banks of a riverbed and boast stunning views over the rugged western coastline, while Courtyard Rooms beautifully combine indoor and outdoor living, with large doors opening onto the sheltered courtyards and outdoor showers.

food & dirnk

Paternoster is renowned for its food, particularly seafood and lobster, and Strandloper Ocean does that tradition proud with its daily-changing menu. At the Leeto Restaurant, you can start the day off right with a hearty full English breakfast, returning in the evening to enjoy sumptuous seafood dishes like West Coast oysters, lobsters, and any other number of fresh fruits de mer. A traditional South African braii barbeque is the perfect way to end the day. Choose from an extensive selection of South African wines to accompany your food.


The hotel features a 20m lap pool and adjacent sun deck, perfect for getting a few lengths in or just lolling in the sun. At the Elements Wellness Suite, a range of organic spa treatments are on offer to help you recover after a day’s adventures, while the Ocean Boutique is a great place to pick up a one-of-a-kind South African artefact as a souvenir of your trip.

activities at Strandloper Ocean

Strandloper Ocean is the perfect place to do as much or as little as you choose, with prime opportunities for both supreme relaxation and more active pursuits. A kayak ride to a nearby penguin colony is an unforgettable wildlife experience, as is whale watching between July and December. August to October sees the countryside come alive with wild indigenous flowers, which you can spot on a nature walk; the West Coast Fossil Park, meanwhile, offers fantastic opportunities to learn about the rich ecological history of this part of the world.

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Hotel location

Paternoster is around 145km, and 90 minutes’ drive, from Cape Town.

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