Reuben’s Restaurant in Paternoster is based at the exclusive Abelone House & Spa. Paternoster is about a 90-minute drive from Cape Town and located on the West Coast Peninsula, together with other popular destinations such as Langebaan and Saldanha. The town started out as a small fishing village with white washed fishermen’s cottages. While the original village and families remain, Paternoster has expanded tremendously, though still maintaining it’s original style and feel.
The Restaurant and guesthouse is located in a quiet area of town away from the hustle and bustle of the main entry point into Paternoster, yet just a few minutes away. Set back from the shoreline on slightly elevated ground the Restaurant’s outdoor patio provide sweeping views over the ocean and makes for a relaxed laid-back ambiance, perfect for fine-weather days. When the weather turns rough the indoor space is cosy and warm.
Reuben’s is a fine-dining a'la carte restaurant. On some of our tours a set menu may be prepared for the group, though the regular menu will always be on offer - but for your own account.
Reuben’s in Paternoster is one of a select group of four Reuben’s restaurants, all based at exclusive locations. Reuben Riffel is the Chef de Cuisine of the group and the menu represents his personal touch brought to the art of creating and preparing fine cuisine. Reuben over the years worked his way up from humble beginnings, right from waiting on tables to his current position. During that time he spent time under the guidance of two highly regarded chefs before taking charge himself and later on also spending some time in Europe, opening his first Reuben’s on his return to South Africa. Reuben and his restaurants has a passionate and loyal following.
This tour gives you the opportunity to visit the Cape Winelands, taste some of our best estate wines and experience the special kind of West Coast hospitality and cuisine. Visit two factories at Clanwilliam producing two quintessential South African products: velskoene and rooibos tea. Overnight at the quaint Paternoster. Visit Saldanha Bay harbour and the West Coast National Park. In season you might enjoy vast expanses of indigenous flowers.
Highlights: Cape Winelands , Riebeek Valley , Paternoster , The West Coast , Cederberg Mountains & Wilderness Area , Bird Island Nature Reserve .
Paternoster, a small fishing village situated on the West Coast, is a popular weekend destination for Capetonians. The name Paternoster refers to the “our Father” prayer of Portuguese sailors who were shipwrecked in the area. The town is famous for its abundance of crayfish, its traditional fisherman's architecture and endless pristine sandy beaches.
South Africa’s western seaboard or The West Coast stretches from the outskirts of Cape Town the Namibian border in the north, along the way gradually changing from semi-arid vegetation to desert. The most popular section is the West Coast Peninsula (West Coast National Park, Langebaan, Saldanha, Paternoster, etc.).
The Cape Columbine Lighthouse (1936) is popular with travellers heading to Paternoster on the West Coast Peninsula. Visitors can tour the lighthouse and ascend the spiral staircase to the top, where the light stands at a height of 80m above sea level and casts a beam visible for about 50km.