Family Glamping


It’s a local Paternoster secret but we wanted to let you know before the mad end-of-year rush starts… Family holiday glamping is now available at Sea Shack in the Cape Columbine Nature Reserve, situated between Paternoster and Tietiesbaai on the Cape’s West Coast of South Africa.

Carefree by the seaside

If you love the sound of the ocean’s gentle lapping against monolithic rocks in a secluded beach cove on your own private stretch of beach, all you have to do is lie in your comfortable, solid bed and listen.

Situated, quite literally, on the water’s edge, Sea Shack offers casual, self-catering holiday accommodation that makes the most of Nature’s unrivalled beauty and holiday tranquillity. Not camping and not a hotel, Sea Shack offers glamping style holidays or weekend escapes where you can keep clean, warm and live simply while you holiday, adventure, rest or relax away from home on one of the Cape’s more beautiful coastlines just ninety-five minutes’ drive out of the city of Cape Town.

Simple, family accommodation


New A-frame chalets for couples, singles and now families look out a stable doorway and far out to sea to the Atlantic’s horizon where whales, seals and penguin play. As the dusky pink light of dawn rises, step out to baptise your toes in the cool waters just two metres in front of you. Or open your door and jump right back into bed and watch it rise from the warmth of your comfortable cotton duvet.

Offering a safe environment for children, the family shack designed to accommodate two children under the age of nine, encompasses a small bed and a cot with a private enclosed patio so toddlers can move freely but don’t wander out of sight. Inside the family chalet a baby bath and changing table make camping with style, easy and stress-free.

All accommodation at Sea Shack, provides visitors with clean, fresh bedding on solid, wooden bedframes set inside A-frame wooden huts with their own deck and stairs. Living is easy with kikoi curtains to shade the glass framed windows and a split stable door entrance.

Separate but individual private ablutions consist of a water-saving toilet, shower and hand basin with mirror.

Campfires and shared kitchens


Sea Shack provides a galley style communal kitchen and indoor dining and recreation area with an outdoor patio and large communal fire for braai enthusiasts.

On arrival, camp manager Daniel welcomes guests and show you where to find your personalised cutlery and crockery boxes, the fridge, gas stoves and solar lamps for evening. Wood is available to purchase for those who wish to cook around the firepit.

For families who do not wish to self-cater every evening, there is a restaurant option situated within the Cape Columbine Nature Reserve close to the entrance gate or a multitude of choices in the bustling village of Paternoster, just a 5 km drive away.

Offering beautiful hiking trails and unforgettable sunsets right on the Atlantic Ocean, camping – or rather glamping at Sea Shack Cape Columbine – doesn’t get much better than this. Book your affordable family getaway now to avoid disappointment.

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About Paternoster

Paternoster is one of the oldest fishing villages on the West Coast of South Africa. It is situated 15 km north-west of Vredenburg and 145 km north of Cape Town at Cape Columbine between Saldanha Bay and St Helena Bay.

About Cape Columbine Nature Reserve

Cape Columbine Nature Reserve stretches along 263 hectares of rocky coastline and boasts the last manually controlled lighthouse to be built in South Africa. It is usually the first South African lighthouse to be seen by ships coming from Europe. The lighthouse was built in 1936 on Castle Rock. The light stands at a height of 80m above sea level and casts a beam, which is visible for nearly 50km.

Activities in the area:

Guided kayaking trails, mountain biking, beach buggy rides, walking and hiking trails, horse riding, art at the Stone Fish Studio & Gallery, shopping at The Trading Post, eating at any one of the many casual and upmarket restaurants in Paternoster.