The Guesthouse

Ideally situated on the beach two minutes south of the picturesque fishing village of Paternoster with uninterrupted views over the unique rock formations of the Columbine Nature Reserve’s coastline and the Cape Columbine Lighthouse.


The beautiful Oystercatchers’ Haven, designed and built by Wayne and Sandy Attrill, was one of the first houses to be built in the Bekbaai bay in April 2001. Aptly named after the African Black Oystercatchers that roam the seaside for mussels, and with several breeding pairs nesting apon the boulders in front of the guesthouse. 


The stylish interior of the lounge, dining room and four en-suite bedrooms offers splendid sea views from all corners. The living area opens onto a large verandah and unheated plunge pool with endless views of the Atlantic Ocean – the perfect setting to enjoy magnificent sunsets. The lounge has a large fireplace to sit around in Winter, sip wine and enjoy the sound of the wild stormy sea.

The Oystercatchers’ Haven. Life as it should be. 

To ensure our guests enjoy a relaxing breakaway, we unfortunately do not allow children under the age of 12 or any pets.

Due to the nature of the guesthouse no private functions will be allowed.

The West Coast Rock Lobster (crayfish) is a precious commodity for the people of Paternoster. The Oystercatchers’ Haven management and staff adheres strictly to the rules and regulations set by the South African Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and will therefor not entertain any requests to purchase, prepare or sell crayfish to our guests.