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Paternoster {seafood capital of the Cape}

Paternoster has been called the little Greece of the Western Cape. The little town is one of the last remaining fisherman villages in the Western Cape. It's a mere 90 minutes drive from Cape Town and offers up an array of delicious seafood feasts.

I booked a room at the Hookie guesthouse and we took a nice little drive to the sleepy seaside town. Paternoster is beautiful but a bit windy (and when I say a bit I mean crazy windy!). All the restaurants looked so amazing but we didn't have much time to try them all. We did get to eat at the Noisy Oyster (which I've been told is very famous amongst the Capetonian foodies). The food there was fantastic. All the seafood was fresh and the meals were creatively cooked. We ordered a couple of appetisers and a main to share. Alla tapas style. My favourite was the fresh west coast mussels served with freshly cut bread and a creamy sauce.

The panty bar was another place we managed to check out. It is true. There are millions of panties lining the rooftop (okay maybe not millions but a LOT). We ordered crayfish to share which was a plate of two crayfish and chips. It was yum if not a tad small. We bought some fresh crayfish from some fisherman and cooked those guys at home in olive oil, garlic sauce. Now that was amazing. We even named the little buggers. Well only the one cos he was so huge. He's name was Fred and he fed us well. Cheers to you Fred for feeding two very hungry souls and may you be happy in Crayfish heaven.

There aren't many activities to do in Paternoster. The main thing would be eating (oh so much eating). You can also stroll along the beach for miles and you can sea kayak (which we didn't get to cos of the stupid wind).

If you ever find yourself in the Cape, then make sure to spend one or two days in this lovely little town.

Dillon Kin

Dillon Kin is the founder of I Live Under a Rock. He writes about travel, life in Cape Town. Dillon is a foodie, coffee snob and photographer.

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