This charming thatched guesthouse is situated 200m from the beach in the quaint West Coast fishing village of Paternoster, an easy 90 minute drive from Cape Town. Uninterrupted views of the ocean can be enjoyed from two of the intimate guest suites and from the superbly positioned dining area. The third suite has a delightful garden view and is priced accordingly. Enjoy a leisurely stroll on the beach or for the more energetic, climb the 97 steps to the top of the Lighthouse on Castle Rock in the Cape Columbine Nature Reserve. We are very pleased to announce that we will have SOLAR POWER from February 2023 so you will not be affected by the Eskom loading shedding.

Gilcrest Place has one of the best-rated locations in Paternoster! Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.7 on trip advisor for a two-person trip. Call Dee or Andy to make reservations. We do allow small dogs (less than 8kg) on request and there is a dog cleaning fee.
Read our reviews on TRIPADVISOR. Some of the attractions are as follows;

• The Cape Columbine Nature Reserve, with the only remaining manually controlled lighthouse in SA, and desirable camping and fishing spot, Tietiesbaai.
Whales and dolphins can frequently be seen just beyond the breakers, and seals and penguins are regular visitors to the large
boulders along the coastline.
• Prolific bird life makes this a bird-watchers paradise.

• Wine-tasting at the local Wine Tasting Bar. My favorite place!

• Beer-tasting at local Paternoster Brewery.

• Art-Shed at the Paternoster Waterfront. Leather work, pottery, train sets amazing art are all on display.

• Die Koelkamers Theater at the Paternoster Waterfront. Many interesting shows on to suit everyone’s taste.

Fine local restaurants – a gourmet’s delight. Rock lobster is a local delicacy, as are bokkoms (dried fish).
Sporting activities on offer include kitesurfing, snorkeling, kayaking, horse riding, wow E-Bikes and guided nature walks.
• Namaqualand – see the barren landscape transform during Spring (Aug/Sept) into a carpet of colorful flowers stretching as far as the eye can see.

Assistance with dinner bookings and excursions locally can be organized by arrangement with your friendly hosts, Dee and Andy.

EXCELLENT
412 reviews on
rmarsh320641
rmarsh320641
15/07/2022
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Gilchrist Place , Paternoster Fabulous location with view towards beach and easy access to same . Very private with own entrance and all the amenities we needed . Very welcoming mine hosts . Great breakfast . All in all a brilliant place to stay . We will be back!
piet714
piet714
07/06/2022
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Gilcrest review All round excellent communications, hospitality, friendliness, and attention to detail. Good value for money - thank you so much Dee & Andy for making our stay so well informed, comfortable and memorable.
wmee696703
wmee696703
02/05/2022
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Lovely Stay We spend one night at Gilcrest Place after a lovely lunch at Wolfgat, lovely warm welcome, rooms were nice and clean with some welcoming sherry waiting in the chilly weather. Overlooks the beach which is an easy stroll to get to as is the waterfront. thank you
Jojo
Jojo
29/03/2022
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Honeymoon suite Amazing suite with the most spectacular view. Delicious breakfast including poached eggs, avo, fresh fruit and much more. The hosts are welcoming, friendly & very helpfull. Our warmest recommandation & we hope to be back
dcarin554801
dcarin554801
10/03/2022
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#CD travel I will definitely revisit Gilcrest Place. The room was beautifully decorated. Coffee Station of high quality, comfortable seating area, mini fridge well stocked and the bouquet options on the TV extensive. Lovely garden with great sea views.
Amy K
Amy K
10/03/2022
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Birthday Picnic On our first evening in Paternoster, Dee organized and packed an extra special picnic basket as a birthday surprise for my sister. Thank you Dee!!:) Hope to see you soon and cross fingers that we get better weather next time!
dbell214141
dbell214141
09/03/2022
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Recent wonderful stay Everything a couple seeking a peaceful unwind could wish for. Our host and hostess did everything and more than we asked for. We had trouble booking good restaurants on line - they did it for us. The picnic dinner on our romantic balcony was a never-to-be-forgotten experience.