Offering a garden and garden view, Gonana Guesthouse is situated in Paternoster, 700 metres from Paternoster Main Beach and 4.5 km from Columbine Nature Reserve. The property has mountain and pool views, and is a few steps from Bekbaai Beach. Staff on-site can arrange a shuttle service. At the guest house, the units include a desk. Every unit comes with a private bathroom, a safety deposit box and free WiFi, while certain rooms are fitted with a terrace and some have sea views. A bar can be found on-site. Vasco da Gama Monument St Helena Bay is 16 km from the guest house, while Vredenburg Golf Course is 23 km from the property. The nearest airport is Cape Town International Airport, 161 km from Gonana Guesthouse.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.9 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.8)


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Travel Sustainable Level 3

This property has told us they’re making large investments and efforts towards sustainability by taking steps that can have environmental and social impact. We’ve worked with experts including Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable programme – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Paternoster
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  • Ashleigh
    South Africa South Africa
    Beautiful location on the beach with amazing views from the guesthouse. The breakfast was generous and delicious. We were able to organize a private yoga session on the beach which was absolutely lovely.
  • Estelle
    Spain Spain
    Guesthouse faces the sea, with breathtaking views and sunset from the lounge area and terrace. Our bedroom was facing the sea, special to see it from your window when you wake up in the morning, with direct access to the beach. Our second bedroom...
  • Iwana
    Spain Spain
    We loved our stay at Gonana guesthouse! It has a very special location directly at the beach, overlooking it when having breakfast and also spotting dolphins . It is very nicely designed and the staff is amazing. Thank you so much!
Quality rating rated the quality of this property as 4 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

Hosted by Gonana Guest House

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Gonana Guest House
Gonana Guest House is Paternoster’s first sustainable and environmentally conscious guest house. Owned by Swedish entrepreneur and interior designer Jonas Sandström, Gonana is located right on the Bekbaai beach alongside a greenbelt. It’s also virtually off the grid and completely environmentally ethical. All water is recycled, all power is solar generated, plastic usage is minimal and chemicals are taboo, gardens are indigenous and water wise, and décor is all-natural and sourced locally. The establishment is also fair trade minded with the ethos: ‘Buy local, think global’. Gonana’s eight (8) en-suite rooms are all a study in calm. The neutral palette encourages you to exhale, relax and reconnect with the natural world. This guesthouse is also pet friendly. The rooms outside the main house is selected for their guests staying with pets and our little furry friends are also spoiled with their own hotel bed and some organic biscuit treats. Please arrange prior that you are bringing a pet along.
Languages spoken: Afrikaans,English,Swedish,Xhosa

Property surroundings

Facilities of Gonana Guesthouse
Great facilities! Review score, 9.1

Most popular facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bar
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Beach
Living Area
  • Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Daily housekeeping
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Fan
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
Languages spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Swedish
  • Xhosa

House rules

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From 14:00


Until 10:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children older than 12 years are welcome.

Children 18 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 12 and older are allowed)

Mastercard Visa Cash Gonana Guesthouse accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests must be quiet between 22:00 and 08:00.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

Quiet hours are between 22:00:00 and 08:00:00.

FAQs about Gonana Guesthouse

  • Gonana Guesthouse offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Beach

  • Check-in at Gonana Guesthouse is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • Room options at Gonana Guesthouse include:

    • Twin
    • Double
    • Triple
    • Studio

  • The prices at Gonana Guesthouse may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Gonana Guesthouse is 0.6 miles from the centre of Paternoster. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The nearest beach is just 50 yards from Gonana Guesthouse. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.