Luxurious and environmentally friendly: We’re visiting an eco-conscious lodge in Paternoster

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If you’re thinking of long walks on the beach, sundowners by the sea, scrumptious seafood dinners … the Gonana Collection in Paternoster is where you want to be.  

Ideal for a family getaway, a romantic holiday for two or a fun-filled beach break with a bunch of friends, we’ve found a spot where you can swap your city blues for Atlantic ocean’s hues.

This eco-conscious Gonana (derived from the isiZulu word ‘embrace’) Collection, sits on the Bekbaai beach in Paternoster alongside a green belt. It’s all luxurious but relaxed contemporary accommodation, with the flagship Gonana Guesthouse, two pet-friendly, self-catering houses with breath-taking sea views, and the latest additions –  the exclusive three-bedroom Coral Villa and three separate Studios – Scallop, Oyster and Mussel.

The collection’s flagship, the Guesthouse, with eight en-suite guest rooms – seven with their own terraces or balconies, as well as the Apartment, a fully equipped double storey with a kitchenette, which can serve as a self-catering unit or as a bed and breakfast – is effectively off the grid and entirely environmentally ethical. As an eco-conscious and recent 2022 TripAdvisor’s Excellence awardee, the guesthouse is self-sufficient, solar powered and untouched by load-shedding, its water is recycled, plastic usage is minimal, chemicals are taboo, the gardens are indigenous and waterwise, decor is natural and sourced locally, everything is fresh and organic and it follows the philosophy of ‘buying local, thinking global’.

The Guesthouse also has the enviable honour of being Paternoster’s very first, sustainable living and eco-friendly guesthouse and it is now happily celebrating 1 000 days of business and is running a great special in celebration: The Gonana Guesthouse Celebration ‘R1 000 only’ Special – so R1 000 per room, per night for a couple sharing. This is valid for the entire month of May 2023.

Gonana Collection is proudly LGBTQ-friendly and an inclusive space for all who enjoy and appreciate nature and are environmentally conscious. Reservations: [email protected]www.gonanaguesthouse.com

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